Denmark’s Princess Nathalie & Digby Move Into World’s Top 10

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Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein and Digby at the World Cup Final. © 2011 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 12–Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein and Digby moved into the Top 10 on the International Equestrian Federation’s world rankings as of the end of April, based on their reserve title at the World Cup Final last month.

The Danish rider and the 14-year-old Danish warmblood gelding who won team bronze at the 2008 Olympics, moved up to 7th place from 11th. There were no changes in the top five from the previous month, including Edward Gal and Totilas of The Netherlands still in the top spot although the horse was sold to Germany eight months ago. Edward and Sisther de Jeu, however, moved up to 17th place from 86th, following their World Cup performances.

The biggest move was for Jan Ebeling of Moorpark, California, on Rafalca, the top finishing USA combination at the World Cup Final in Leipzig, to 27th place from 106th

Rank Previous Rider Name Horse Name NF Points
1 1 GAL, Edward TOTILAS NED 2734
2 2 CORNELISSEN, Adelinde JERICH PARZIVAL NED 2578
3 3 BECHTOLSHEIMER, Laura MISTRAL HOJRIS GBR 2331
4 4 WERTH, Isabell WARUM NICHT FRH GER 2154
5 5 WERTH, Isabell SATCHMO 78 GER 2110
6 7 SALZGEBER, Ulla HERZRUF’S ERBE GER 2091
7 11 ZU SAYN – WITTGENSTEIN, Nathalie DIGBY DEN 2036
8 6 MAX – THEURER, Victoria AUGUSTIN OLD AUT 2036
9 8 PETERS, Steffen RAVEL USA 2006
10 9 WERTH, Isabell EL SANTO NRW GER 1961
11 13 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter EXQUIS NADINE NED 1921
12 10 SCHELLEKENS-BARTELS, Imke HUNTER DOUGLAS SUNRISE NED 1918
13 31 KITTEL, Patrick WATERMILL SCANDIC H.B.C. SWE 1908
14 12 VILHELMSSON SILFVÉN, Tinne FAVOURIT SWE 1876
15 14 KOSCHEL, Christoph DONNPERIGNON GER 1844
16 28 LANGEHANENBERG, Helen DAMON HILL NRW GER 1810
17 86 GAL, Edward SISTHER DE JEU NED 1808
18 16 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter IPS TANGO NED 1791
19 20 DAVISON, Richard ARTEMIS GBR 1785
20 18 LANGEHANENBERG, Helen RESPONSIBLE OLD GER 1776
21 17 RATH, Matthias Alexander STERNTALER-UNICEF GER 1771
22 19 KONYOT, Tina CALECTO V USA 1756
23 34 BECHTOLSHEIMER, Laura ANDRETTI H GBR 1755
24 21 BALKENHOL, Anabel DABLINO GER 1739
25 22 DEVROE, Jeroen APOLLO VAN HET VIJVERHOF BEL 1734
26 15 MUÑOZ DIAZ, JUAN MANUEL FUEGO DE CARDENAS ESP 1689
27 106 EBELING, Jan RAFALCA USA 1654
28 26 HOLZER, Ashley POP ART CAN 1652
29 29 LAARAKKERS, Christa DIVOZA HORSEWORLD OVATION NED 1648
30 27 MARIJNISSEN, Sander MOEDWIL NED 1644