Charlotte Dujardin & Valegro Back At No. 1 in World
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One year after their Olympic triumph, Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro are back at the top of the International Equestrian Federation’s world dressage rankings after their record-setting European Championship performances.
Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill NRW take over the second spot, pushing the Netherlands’ Adelinde Cornelissen and Parzival to third for their lowest ranking in four years in the latest standings as of the end of August.
Charlotte and the 11-year-old KWPN gelding won two individual gold medals and one team bronze at the European Championships in Herning, Denmark last month. The pair first made it to the top of the rankings a year ago after winning double gold at the London Olympic Games and since then has been alternating with Adelinde and Parzival at the top.
Helen and the 13-year-old stallion won team gold and two individual silvers at the Europeans while Adelinde whose Parzival recovered from a heart surgery to win team silver and two individual bronze medals in Herning.
The biggest changes in the top 20 rankings were Denmark’s Andreas Helgstrand and Akeem Fodager moving to the 16th place from 46 the previous month and Great Britain’s Carl Hester and Uthopia jumping to 19th place from 91st at the end of July.