Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén Highest Ever World Ranking, With Don Auriello at No. 4
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April 3, 2014
Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén achieved her highest ever world ranking when she was placed fourth on Don Auriello in the latest standings released Thurday by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).
With a boost from her third successful Florida winter season that included four first place finishes in four starts in Wellington following a sweep of the Stockholm World Cup event last December, the Olympic partnership moved up a spot to No. 4 with 2,390 points from 5th place a month earlier.
Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro, the 2012 Olympic and 2013 European Championship star performers, remained at No. 1 with 3,054 points followed by Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill NRW on 2,925 points and Edward Gal and Glock’s Undercover in third on 2,710 points.
Anna Kasprzak of Denmark and Donnperignon also moved up a spot to No. 5 from sixth, as did the legendary German rider Isabell Werth on Don Johnson FRH to sixth place from eighth.
Steffen Peters of the United States and Legolas, the top American combination, edged up a place, to 12th from 13th the previous month.
There were also three big moves into the world’s top 30.
Isabell Werth and El Santo NRW, the horse on which she won a long running battle with the German federation over a positive test for a drug that is not banned in international competition, moved up to 13th place from 60th.
Charlotte Dujardin and Uthopia climbed to 17th place from 82nd. Uthopia was ridden on the 2012 Olympic gold medal team by Carl Hester, who is also a part-owner of Valegro.
Adrienne Lyle of Ketchum, Idaho and Wizard, who had been off the competition circuit for most of 2013, shot up to 30th ranking from 96th based on a successful record at Wellington’s Adequan Global Dressage Festival, including a personal best Grand Prix Special score of 75.588 per cent.
The top combinations on the Interntional Equestrian Federation rankings to Mar. 31: