Totilas Back in World Rankings for 1st Time In 15 Months–at No. 400

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Totilas ridden by Matthias Alexander Rath. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Totilas ridden by Matthias Alexander Rath. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

June 6, 2014

Totilas ridden by Matthias Alxander Rath of Germany is back in the world rankings for the first time in 15 months, at No. 400 while the top three combinations in the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) standings as of the end of May were unchanged from the previous month.

Charlotte Dujardin of Great Britain and Valegro remained at No. 1 for the 10th straight month with 3,138 points. Helen Langehanenberg of Germany and Damon Hill NRW were second with 2,917 points and Edward Gal of the Netherlands and Glock’s Undercover N.O.P. were third with 2,702 points.

Totilas was restored to the rankings based on results at the Kapellen CDI3* in Belgium last month. Matthias and Totilas scored 78.680 per cent in the Grand Prix and 82.146 per cent in the Grand Prix Special and earned 608 points. The rankings are made up of results from the previous 12 months.

The pair are scheduled to compete at the CDI4* in Wiesbaden, Germany June 7-9.

Totilas, now aged 14 years, and Matthias were last on the world rankings at the end of February, 2013, at No. 294.

Matthias began competing the KWPN stallion (Gribaldi x Glendale) internationally in June, 2011 and was ranked 169th at the end of that month. Edward Gal, the previous rider of Totilas was in the same rankings at No. 10.

With Matthias, Totilas climbed as high as No. 2 in the world before an injury knocked the horse out of competition for two years after Horses & Dreams CDI4* in Hagen, Germany in April 2012.

In other changes in the rankings, Germany’s Isabell Werth was ranked in the top 10 on two horses–at No. 7 with Don Johnson FRH and at No. 8 with El Santo NRW.

Ulla Salzgeber of Germany made a big jump in the standings with her Herzruf’s Erbe to No. 15 from 89th place the previous month.