Charlotte Dujardin & Valegro Back at World. No. 1

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Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro completing at the Rotterdam CDIO5* that moved them back to the top of the world rankings. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro completing at the Rotterdam CDIO5* that moved them back to the top of the world rankings. © 2013 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and her 11-year-old Olympic partner Valegro have reclaimed the world No. 1 spot in the latest International Equestrian Federation (FEI) World Dressage Rankings released Tuesday.

The London 2012 double gold medalists won both the Grand Prix and the Freestyle to Music at the recent CDIO5* Rotterdam that led to the pair moving to the top the rankings with 2,912 points, a 13-point lead over Adelinde Cornelissen of the Netherlands and the 16-year-old Jerich Parzival. The Dutch rider’s chestnut KWPN gelding was successfully treated for cardiac arrhythmia and has been out of the competition arena for the last few weeks.

Reem Acra FEI 2013 World Cup Dressage champions Helen Langehanenberg of Germany and Damon Hill NRW are in third place with 2,802 points.

Other changes in the Top 10 were Edward Gal of the Netherlands and Glock’s Undercover up one place to fourth on 2,518 points and Germany’s Kristina Sprehe and Desperados in fifth on 2,517, just one point behind Gal.

The biggest mover in latest rankings is that of Austria’s Victoria Max-Theurer and Augustin Old who moved from 49th to 12th place as a result of their victory in both the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Special at home at CDI3* Achleiten and strong performances in Aachen, Germany at the end of June.

Two other major moves were Jan Ebeling of Moorpark, California and his Olympic celebrity partner Rafalca moving to 37th from 128th place and Denmark’s Andreas Helgstrand and Akeem Foldager to 47th from 224 in the three months the pair have competed together.

Rankings to the end of July:

Rank Prev.   Athlete   Horse NF Points
1 3   DUJARDIN, Charlotte   VALEGRO GBR 2912
2 1   CORNELISSEN, Adelinde   JERICH PARZIVAL NED 2899
3 2   LANGEHANENBERG, Helen   DAMON HILL NRW GER 2802
4 5   GAL, Edward   GLOCK’S UNDERCOVER NED 2518
5 4   SPREHE, Kristina   DESPERADOS FRH GER 2517
6 6   VILHELMSSON SILFVÉN, Tinne   DON AURIELLO SWE 2438
7 8   WERTH, Isabell   DON JOHNSON FRH GER 2331
8 7   KITTEL, Patrick   WATERMILL SCANDIC H.B.C. SWE 2320
9 9   TRUPPA, Valentina   FIXDESIGN EREMO DEL CASTEGNO ITA 2307
10 10   KASPRZAK, Anna   DONNPERIGNON DEN 2235
11 11   ZU SAYN – WITTGENSTEIN, Nathalie   DIGBY DEN 2220
12 49   MAX-THEURER, Victoria   AUGUSTIN OLD AUT 2202
13 13   BALKENHOL, Anabel   DABLINO FRH GER 2144
14 14   PETERS, Steffen   LEGOLAS 92 USA 2086
15 16   MAX-THEURER, Victoria   BLIND DATE 25 AUT 1998
16 17   JOHANSEN, Sidsel M.   SCHIANTO DEN 1973
17 19   TELDE, Minna   SANTANA SWE 1951
18 18   VAN DER MEER, Patrick   UZZO NED 1922
19 21   PETERSEN, Lars   MARIETT DEN 1915
20 22   HESTER, Carl   DANCES WITH WOLVES GBR 1910