Charlotte Dujardin & Valegro Firmly No. 1 After World Games Gold Medals

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Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro enjoying gold medal honor round at the World Equestrian Games. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro enjoying gold medal honor round at the World Equestrian Games. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Sept. 5, 2014

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro remained firmly the No. 1 dressage combination in the world following success at the World Equestrian Games, and starting the second year for the British pair at the top of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) rankings released Friday.

Charlotte and the 12-year-old KWPN gelding won two individual gold and one team silver medal in Normandy just last week to help earn the 3,175 points to stay ahead of German team gold medal winner Helen Langehanenberg on Damon Hill NRW with 2,937 points. Edward Gal of the Netherlands on Glock’s Undercover that he swapped out as his WEG mount remained in third place on 2,644 points.

Isabell Werth on Bella Rose, also on the German gold medal team, moved up one place to sixth behind Matthias Alexander Rath and Totilas that missed the WEG as they did the Olympics in 2012, in fifth place while Kristina Sprehe on Desperados also moved up one spot to seventh.

Austria’s Victoria Max-Theurer on Augustin OLD moved into the top 10, up seven places from the previous month.

Steffen Peters of the United States on Legolas continued their climb in the rankings to 15th place up from 102nd in June, while team mates Laura Graves and Verdades made another big leap to the 21st spot from 47th a month earlier and 135th at the end of June.

The FEI rankings as of  Aug. 31, 2014:
Rank Previous Athlete Horse NF Points
1 1 DUJARDIN, Charlotte VALEGRO GBR 3175
2 2 LANGEHANENBERG, Helen DAMON HILL NRW GER 2937
3 3 GAL, Edward GLOCK’S UNDERCOVER N.O.P. NED 2644
4 4 RATH, Matthias Alexander TOTILAS GER 2627
5 5 CORNELISSEN, Adelinde JERICH PARZIVAL N.O.P. NED 2583
6 7 WERTH, Isabell BELLA ROSE 2 GER 2487
7 8 SPREHE, Kristina DESPERADOS FRH GER 2477
8 6 VILHELMSON SILFVÉN, Tinne DON AURIELLO SWE 2444
9 9 KASPRZAK, Anna DONNPERIGNON DEN 2357
10 17 MAX-THEURER, Victoria AUGUSTIN OLD AUT 2259
11 10 HEIJKOOP, Danielle KINGSLEY SIRO N.O.P. NED 2229
12 11 WERTH, Isabell EL SANTO NRW GER 2226
13 12 WERTH, Isabell DON JOHNSON FRH GER 2226
14 13 TRUPPA, Valentina FIXDESIGN EREMO DEL CASTEGNO ITA 2211
15 21 PETERS, Steffen LEGOLAS 92 USA 2170
16 20 EILBERG, Michael George HALF MOON DELPHI GBR 2153
17 18 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter GLOCK’S JOHNSON TN NED 2150
18 14 ZU SAYN – WITTGENSTEIN, Nathalie DIGBY DEN 2136
19 15 VON BREDOW-WERNDL, Jessica UNEE BB GER 2133
20 16 LÜTKEMEIER, Fabienne D’AGOSTINO FRH GER 2123
21 47 GRAVES, Laura VERDADES USA 2115
22 105 KITTEL, Patrick WATERMILL SCANDIC SWE 2088
23 19 SALZGEBER, Ulla HERZRUF’S ERBE GER 2076
24 29 VAN SILFHOUT, Diederik ARLANDO NH N.O.P. NED 2056
25 110 GAL, Edward GLOCK’S VOICE NED 2014
26 22 PETERSEN, Lars MARIETT DEN 2003
27 26 LYLE, Adrienne WIZARD USA 1980
28 45 HESTER, Carl NIP TUCK GBR 1979
29 32 KRINKE SUSMELJ, Marcela SMEYERS MOLBERG SUI 1966
30 24 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter GLOCK’S ROMANOV NED 1960