Under-25 & Young Rider World Rankings Undergo Big Shakeup

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Top ranked Under-25 riders in the world–Anne Meulendijks of the Netherlands No. 1; Lisa-Maria Klossinger of Gemany No. 2 and Juan Matute, Jr. of Spain No 3. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Sept. 5, 2017

Germany’s Lisa-Maria Klossinger and FBW Daktari jumped to No. 2 Under-25 combination in the world from 27th the previous month and Spain’s Juan Matute, Jr. on Quantico Ymas made an even bigger leap to No. 3 from 46th after their medal-winning performances in the European Championships last week.

The Netherlands’ Anne Meulendijks on MDH Avanti retained their ranking of No. 1 after capturing team and individual silver medals at the championsips in Lamprechtshausen, Austria, according to the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) standings as of the end of August.

Lisa-Maria and Daktari won team and individual gold but were prevented from contending for a third medal when the freestyle was canceled because of sound system problems.

Juan, based in Wellington,Florida, won individual bronze in the Europeans, a week after sweeping the Lövsta Future Challenge International Under-25 Grand Prix and Freestyle staged alongside the European Championships of dressage and jumping in Gothenburg, Sweden in August.

A bigger shuffle ocurred in the Young Rider rankings where Hannah Erbe of Germany on Carlos shot up to No. 1 from 107th the previous month and Semmieke Rothenberger on Geisha were at No. 2 after being 98th at the end of July.

Jasmien dwe Koeyer of the Netherlands dropped to No. 3 from the top slot.

Daphne van Peperstraten on Greenpoint’s Cupido was the No. 1 junior pair in the world.

Rebecca Horstmann and Friend of Mine Germany leaped to No. 2 from 93 the previous month while Denmark’s Camilla Andersen on Rafaella K moved to third from fourth.