Charlotte Dujardin & Valegro Hold On To Top of World Rankings

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Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro, Great Britain’s double Olympic gold medal winners, held on to the top spot in the first International Eqestrian Federation (FEI) world rankings for 2013.

Charlotte and the 11-year-old KWPN gelding owned by her trainer, Carl Hester and Roly Luard, were first in the standing for the second straight month, ending 2012 at the top. Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival of the Netherlands were in second place,

The British combination first claimed the top spot in the rankings through the end of last August after their Olympic triumph, and have performed in competition only once since then, at the World Cup event at Olympia in London in December.

An effort has been launched to syndicate ownership of Valegro to keep the horse in British hands.

There were no changes in the top six rankings.

Sweden had two combinations in the latest top 10–Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén and Don Auriello moving up to seventh place from 10 the previous month and Patrik Ktttel and Watermill Scandic H.B.C. climbing to ninth from 12th. Results of Florida shows elevated the two combinations.

Legolas ridden by Steffen Peters of San Diego, California, replaced Ravel as the top American combination for the first time, at 17th place, up from 19th at the end of December. Ravel, who retired after the Olympics, dropped to 102nd place from the 16th spot the previous month.

The latest top 25 ranked combinations:

Rank Previous FEI ID Athlete Horse NF Points
1 1 10028440 DUJARDIN, Charlotte VALEGRO GBR 2943
2 2 10034410 CORNELISSEN, Adelinde JERICH PARZIVAL NED 2894
3 3 10012844 LANGEHANENBERG, Helen DAMON HILL NRW GER 2742
4 4 10015803 BECHTOLSHEIMER, Laura MISTRAL HOJRIS GBR 2555
5 5 10015852 SPREHE, Kristina DESPERADOS FRH GER 2532
6 6 10010349 TRUPPA, Valentina FIXDESIGN EREMO DEL CASTEGNO ITA 2374
7 10 10000051 VILHELMSSON SILFVÉN, Tinne DON AURIELLO SWE 2362
8 7 10011472 GAL, Edward GLOCK’S UNDERCOVER NED 2320
9 12 10000024 KITTEL, Patrick WATERMILL SCANDIC H.B.C. SWE 2320
10 9 10011484 MAX-THEURER, Victoria AUGUSTIN OLD AUT 2284
11 11 10023552 SCHNEIDER, Dorothee DIVA ROYAL GER 2257
12 8 10011389 WERTH, Isabell EL SANTO NRW GER 2242
13 13 10019385 KASPRZAK, Anna DONNPERIGNON DEN 2242
14 14 10011392 ZU SAYN – WITTGENSTEIN, Nathalie DIGBY DEN 2208
15 17 10011389 WERTH, Isabell DON JOHNSON FRH GER 2170
16 15 10024639 BALKENHOL, Anabel DABLINO FRH GER 2132
17 19 10003413 PETERS, Steffen LEGOLAS 92 USA 2101
18 18 10028962 BARBANÇON MESTRES, MORGAN PAINTED BLACK ESP 2045
19 20 10028400 CARVALHO, Gonçalo RUBI POR 2017
20 21 10011469 HESTER, Carl UTHOPIA GBR 2016
21 23 10000040 SCHELLEKENS-BARTELS, Imke TOOTS NED 1993
22 22 10011348 DAVISON, Richard ARTEMIS GBR 1989
23 73 10011472 GAL, Edward GLOCK’S ROMANOV NED 1955
24 29 10011383 TELDE, Minna SANTANA SWE 1950
25 25 10029579 VAN DER MEER, Patrick UZZO NED 1947

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