USA’s Steffen Peters With 2 Horses Ranked in Top 25 in World

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Steffen Peters riding Rosamunde. File Photo © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Steffen Peters riding Rosamunde. File Photo © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Oct. 1, 2015–America’s Steffen Peters has ridden both Legolas and Rosamunde into the top 25 of the world rankings for the first time.

The world rankings compiled by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) to the end of September and released Thursday showed little change in the top rankings.

Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro remain at No. 1 in their third year, Germany’s Kristina Bröring-Sprehe on Desperados FRH at No. 2 and Netherlands’ Edward Gal and Glock’s Undercover at No. 3.

Steffen of San Diego, California remained at No. 9 in the world with Legolas, a 13-year-old Westfalen gelding that was his mount at the Pan American Games to help earn a start for a U.S. team at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next summer.

Laura Graves of Plymouth, Florida on Verdades, team mates at the Pan Ams, remained 15th ranked in the world.

Steffen and Rosamunde, the eight-year-old Rhinelander mare, moved to the 24th place up from 29th at the end of August.

Steffen and Rosamunde began international Grand Prix in February that had the pair ranked 478th. Competitions on both sides of the Alantic since then have moved the pair into the top 25.

Other riders with two horses in the top 25 are Edward Gal with Undercover and Glock’s Voice (3 and 18), Germany’s Isabel Werth and Don Johnson FRH (4) and El Santo NRW (21), Hans Peter Minderhoud of the Netherlands on Glock’s Johnson TN (7) and Glock’s Flirt (14) and Sweden’s Patrik Kittel with Deja (10) and Watermill Scandic (22)

The Florida-based Danish team combination of Mikala Gundersen on My Lady moved to 32nd in the world from 41st the previous month.

Lars Petersen and Mariett, fellow Danes and also based in Florida, were the top ranked Danish combination at 31st slot, one ahead of Mikala and My Lady.

In the youth dressage rankings, Diana Porsche of Austria on Porsche’s Eloy made the biggest jump in the Young Rider rankings for the month to No. 19 from 112th the previous month.

World Rankings Sept. 30, 2015
Rank Prev. Athlete Horse NF Points
1 1 DUJARDIN, Charlotte
VALEGRO GBR 3183
2 2 BRÖRING-SPREHE, Kristina
DESPERADOS FRH GER 2729
3 3 GAL, Edward
GLOCK’S UNDERCOVER N.O.P. NED 2686
4 4 VON BREDOW-WERNDL, Jessica
UNEE BB GER 2372
5 5 WERTH, Isabell
DON JOHNSON FRH GER 2364
6 6 VILHELMSON SILFVÉN, Tinne
DON AURIELLO SWE 2297
7 7 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter
GLOCK’S JOHNSON TN NED 2285
8 8 HEIJKOOP, Danielle
SIRO N.O.P. NED 2281
9 9 1
PETERS, Steffen
LEGOLAS 92 USA 2278
10 10 KITTEL, Patrik
DEJA SWE 2229
11 11 SALZGEBER, Ulla
HERZRUF’S ERBE GER 2213
12 12 HESTER, Carl
NIP TUCK GBR 2205
13 13 FERRER – SALAT, Beatriz
DELGADO ESP 2199
14 14 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter
GLOCK’S FLIRT NED 2197
15 15 GRAVES, Laura
VERDADES USA 2189
16 16 VAN SILFHOUT, Diederik
ARLANDO N.O.P. NED 2187
17 17 LÜTKEMEIER, Fabienne
D’AGOSTINO FRH GER 2170
18 18 GAL, Edward
GLOCK’S VOICE NED 2151
19 19 MERKULOVA, Inessa
MISTER X RUS 2139
20 20 BALKENHOL, Anabel
DABLINO FRH GER 2112
21 21 WERTH, Isabell
EL SANTO NRW GER 2109
22 22 KITTEL, Patrik
WATERMILL SCANDIC SWE 2099
23 23 MAX-THEURER, Victoria
BLIND DATE 25 AUT 2087
24 29 PETERS, Steffen
ROSAMUNDE USA 2064
25 27 SCHMIDT, Hubertus
IMPERIO 3 GER 2053