Global Dressage Festival Standings, presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock insurance

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Lars Petersen on Mariett riding to victory in the 2015 opening Global Dressage Festival World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle. © SusanJStickle.com
Lars Petersen on Mariett riding to victory in the 2015 opening Global Dressage Festival World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle. © SusanJStickle.com
WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 12, 2015–Lars Petersen, the Florida-based Danish team rider, topped the money winning list after the opening international competition at the Global Dressage Festival with Florida show newcomer Michael Klimke of Germany in second place in the standings compiled by dressage-news.com and presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock insurance.

Lars, who lives in Wellington and finished 2014 as the top money earner on the Global circuit, won a total of $5,160 for victory on the mare Mariett in the World Cup Freestyle and the pair’s placing in the Grand Prix at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

Michael Klimke competed two horses at small tour and earned a total of $4,200 for second place in the first appearance on the Florida circuit by the German rider.

Mikala Gundersen, a team mate of Lars Petersen for Denmark at last summer’s World Equestrian Games and also based in Wellington, was third in the standings with $3,620.

America’s Lisa Wilcox of Wellington was in the fourth spot with $3,170 while Swedish Olympian Tinner Vilhelmson-Silfvén was fifth with earnings of $2,850 and Allison Brock of the U.S. in sixth place with $2,500.

The Global Dressage Festival Prize Winnings, compiled by dressage-news.com and presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock insurance:

RANK RIDER NATION $

  1. Lars Petersen DEN 5,160
  2. Michael Klimke GER 4,200
  3. Mikala Gundersen DEN 3,620
  4. Lisa Wilcox USA 3,170
  5. Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén SWE 2,850
  6. Allison Brock USA 2,500
  7. Caroline Darcourt SWE 2,400
  8. Catherine Haddad-Staller USA 2,000
  9. Gabriela Stumpf AUT 1,800
  10. Jill Irving CAN 1,760
  11. Karen Pavicic CAN 1,600
  12. Megan Lane CAN 1,590
  13. Mary Bahniuk-Lauritsen USA 1,380
  14. Shannon Dueck CAN 1,320
  15. Kelly Layne AUS 1,200
  16. Diane Creech CAN 1,150
  17. Juan Matute, Jr. ESP 1,100
  18. Katharina Stumpf AUT 1,040
  19. Carrie Schopf ARM 1,000
  20. Jacqueline Brooks CAN 600
  21. Adrienne Pot USA 600
  22. Janne Rumbough USA 600
  23. Paula Matute ESP 400
  24. Asia Ondaatje Rupert USA 360
  25. Virginia Yarur CHI 350
  26. Danielle Gallagher-Legri CAN 300
  27. Chase Hickok USA 200
  28. Melanie Montagano USA 160
  29. Pablo Gomez Molina ESP 140
  30. Maria Aponte COL 140
  31. Sonia Zugel IRL 80