Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén Highest Ever World Ranking, With Don Auriello at No. 4

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Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén and Don Auriello winning in Florida. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén and Don Auriello winning in Florida. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

April 3, 2014

Sweden’s Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén achieved her highest ever world ranking when she was placed fourth on Don Auriello in the latest standings released Thurday by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).

With a boost from her third successful Florida winter season that included four first place finishes in four starts in Wellington following a sweep of the Stockholm World Cup event last December, the Olympic partnership moved up a spot to No. 4 with 2,390 points from 5th place a month earlier.

Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro, the 2012 Olympic and 2013 European Championship star performers, remained at No. 1 with 3,054 points followed by Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill NRW on 2,925 points and Edward Gal and Glock’s Undercover in third on 2,710 points.

Anna Kasprzak of Denmark and Donnperignon also moved up a spot to No. 5 from sixth, as did the legendary German rider Isabell Werth on Don Johnson FRH to sixth place from eighth.

Steffen Peters of the United States and Legolas, the top American combination, edged up a place, to 12th from 13th the previous month.

There were also three big moves into the world’s top 30.

Isabell Werth and El Santo NRW, the horse on which she won a long running battle with the German federation over a positive test for a drug that is not banned in international competition, moved up to 13th place from 60th.

Charlotte Dujardin and Uthopia climbed to 17th place from 82nd. Uthopia was ridden on the 2012 Olympic gold medal team by Carl Hester, who is also a part-owner of Valegro.

Adrienne Lyle of Ketchum, Idaho and Wizard, who had been off the competition circuit for most of 2013, shot up to 30th ranking from 96th based on a successful record at Wellington’s Adequan Global Dressage Festival, including a personal best Grand Prix Special score of 75.588 per cent.

Adrienne Lyle and Wizard on their way to victory in the CDI5* Grand Prix Special with personal best score and highest from American combination in 2014. It also helped boost their ranking to No. 30 in the world. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Adrienne Lyle and Wizard on their way to victory in the CDI5* Grand Prix Special with personal best score and highest from American combination in 2014. It also helped boost their ranking to No. 30 in the world. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

The top combinations on the Interntional Equestrian Federation rankings to Mar. 31:

Rank Previous Athlete Horse NF Points
1 1 DUJARDIN, Charlotte VALEGRO GBR 3054
2 2 LANGEHANENBERG, Helen DAMON HILL NRW GER 2925
3 3 GAL, Edward GLOCK’S UNDERCOVER NED 2710
4 5 VILHELMSON SILFVÉN, Tinne DON AURIELLO SWE 2390
5 6 KASPRZAK, Anna DONNPERIGNON DEN 2330
6 8 WERTH, Isabell DON JOHNSON FRH GER 2277
7 4 CORNELISSEN, Adelinde JERICH PARZIVAL NOP NED 2240
8 7 SPREHE, Kristina DESPERADOS FRH GER 2235
9 9 ZU SAYN – WITTGENSTEIN, Nathalie DIGBY DEN 2206
10 11 HEIJKOOP, Danielle KINGSLEY SIRO NED 2199
11 10 TRUPPA, Valentina FIXDESIGN EREMO DEL CASTEGNO ITA 2182
12 13 PETERS, Steffen LEGOLAS 92 USA 2115
13 60 WERTH, Isabell EL SANTO NRW GER 2109
14 12 LÜTKEMEIER, Fabienne D’AGOSTINO FRH GER 2108
15 14 VON BREDOW-WERNDL, Jessica UNEE BB GER 2093
16 15 GAL, Edward GLOCK’S VOICE NED 2084
17 82 DUJARDIN, Charlotte UTHOPIA GBR 2051
18 17 MAX-THEURER, Victoria AUGUSTIN OLD AUT 2047
19 20 KITTEL, Patrick WATERMILL SCANDIC H.B.C. SWE 2042
20 19 PETERSEN, Lars MARIETT DEN 2033
21 18 HELGSTRAND, Andreas AKEEM FOLDAGER DEN 2001
22 24 KITTEL, Patrick TOY STORY SWE 1989
23 21 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter GLOCK’S ROMANOV NED 1985
24 22 MERRALD, NANNA SKODBORG MILLIBAR DEN 1960
25 23 EILBERG, Michael George HALF MOON DELPHI GBR 1953
26 32 KONYOT, Tina CALECTO V USA 1943
27 34 LARSEN, Lone Bang FITOU L DEN 1928
28 25 TELDE, Minna SANTANA SWE 1910
29 26 MARTIN DOCKX, JOSE DANIEL GRANDIOSO ESP 1893
30 96 LYLE, Adrienne WIZARD USA 1889
31 48 GUNDERSEN, Mikala Münter MY LADY DEN 1889
32 29 BOBLET, Marc NOBLE DREAM CONCEPT SOL FRA 1883
33 30 KRINKE SUSMELJ, Marcela SMEYERS MOLBERG SUI 1881
33 27 CAPELLMANN, Nadine GIRASOL 7 GER 1881
35 37 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter NED41431 JOHNSON