Carl Hester Moves Up to No. 2 Behind Adelinde Corelissen in World Rankings

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Carl Hester and Uthopia. © 2011 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jan. 9–Great Britain’s Carl Hester and Uthopia moved up to No. 2 in the world behind Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival in the year end world dressage rankings.

Holland’s Adelinde and Parzival took over the top spot in June last year and has held it ever since.

Great Britain holds three places in the top 10–Carl and Uthopia at No. 2 up from fourth place, Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mistral Hojris at No. 3, down one place, and Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro at No. 5, up from eighth.

Germany also has three riders but four combinations in the top 10–Matthias Alexander Rath on Totilas at No. 4, down one place, Ulla Salzgeber and Herzruf’s Erbe dropping one spot to No. 6, and Isabell Werth with El Santo NRW at No. 8 and on Warum Nicht FRH No. 9.

Sweden’s Patrik Kittel and Watermill Scandic H.B.C. at No. 7 and Nathalie zu Sayn Wittgenstein of Denmark on Digby at No. 10 rounded out the top 10 placings.

Rank Previous Rider Name Horse Name NF Points
1 1 CORNELISSEN, Adelinde JERICH PARZIVAL NED 2739
2 4 HESTER, Carl UTHOPIA GBR 2526
3 2 BECHTOLSHEIMER, Laura MISTRAL HOJRIS GBR 2492
4 3 RATH, Matthias Alexander TOTILAS GER 2471
5 8 DUJARDIN, Charlotte VALEGRO GBR 2360
6 5 SALZGEBER, Ulla HERZRUF’S ERBE GER 2356
7 6 KITTEL, Patrick WATERMILL SCANDIC H.B.C. SWE 2350
8 7 WERTH, Isabell EL SANTO NRW GER 2275
9 9 WERTH, Isabell WARUM NICHT FRH GER 2218
10 10 ZU SAYN – WITTGENSTEIN, Nathalie DIGBY DEN 2145
11 11 KOSCHEL, Christoph DONNPERIGNON GER 2142
12 12 MAX – THEURER, Victoria AUGUSTIN OLD AUT 2115
13 13 LANGEHANENBERG, Helen DAMON HILL NRW GER 2108
14 14 MUÑOZ DIAZ, JUAN MANUEL FUEGO DE CARDENAS ESP 2043
15 18 TRUPPA, Valentina EREMO DEL CASTEGNO ITA 2005
16 15 PETERS, Steffen RAVEL USA 1995
17 21 THEODORESCU, Monica WHISPER 128 GER 1979
18 16 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter EXQUIS NADINE NED 1956
19 17 VILHELMSSON SILFVÉN, Tinne FAVOURIT SWE 1956
20 19 VILHELMSSON SILFVÉN, Tinne DON AURIELLO SWE 1947