Totilas & Matthias Alexander Rath Up to No. 4 in World, USA’s Steffen Peters & Legolas Skyrocket to No. 21

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Totilas being ridden by Matthias Alexander Rath at the Aachen, Germany CDIO5* in July. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressge-news.com
Totilas being ridden by Matthias Alexander Rath at the Aachen, Germany CDIO5* in July. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressge-news.com

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Aug. 13, 2014–Totilas ridden by Matthias Alexander Rath of Germany has moved up to No. 4 in the International Equestrian Federation’s world rankings less than three months after returning to competition following an absence of two years.

Among the biggest moves upward were by the American combinations of Steffen Peters on Legolas to No. 21 from a standing of 102nd a month earlier and Laura Graves on Verdades up to No. 47 from 135th.

Spain’s Jose Daniel Martin Dockx on the American-owned Grandioso vaulted to No. 37 from 244 and Great Britain’s Carl Hester on Nip Tuck climbed to No. 45 from 169.

Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro remained atop the standings with 3,138 points while Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg on Damon NRW was second with 2,917 points and the Netherlands’ Edward Gal and Glock’s Undercover at No. 3 with 2,682 points, the same order as the previous month.

The ranking of Totilas and Matthias with 2,627 points was up from No. 25 a month earlier and a ranking of 400 in May when the pair returned to the official standings after resuming their competition schedule that was interrupted by injury to the black stallion, now 14 years old, and illness of the rider that kept the pair from the 2012 Olympic Games.

All of these horses have been named to their nation’s teams for the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France later this month.

Rankings as of July 31, 2014
Rank Prev. Rider Horse Nation Points
1 1 DUJARDIN, Charlotte VALEGRO GBR 3138
2 2 LANGEHANENBERG, Helen DAMON HILL NRW GER 2917
3 3 GAL, Edward GLOCK’S UNDERCOVER N.O.P. NED 2682
4 25 RATH, Matthias Alexander TOTILAS GER 2627
5 4 CORNELISSEN, Adelinde JERICH PARZIVAL N.O.P. NED 2593
6 5 VILHELMSON SILFVÉN, Tinne DON AURIELLO SWE 2426
7 8 WERTH, Isabell BELLA ROSE 2 GER 2419
8 6 SPREHE, Kristina DESPERADOS FRH GER 2406
9 7 KASPRZAK, Anna DONNPERIGNON DEN 2343
10 9 HEIJKOOP, Danielle KINGSLEY SIRO N.O.P. NED 2229
11 10 WERTH, Isabell EL SANTO NRW GER 2226
12 11 WERTH, Isabell DON JOHNSON FRH GER 2226
13 12 TRUPPA, Valentina FIXDESIGN EREMO DEL CASTEGNO ITA 2203
14 33 ZU SAYN – WITTGENSTEIN, Nathalie DIGBY DEN 2156
15 13 VON BREDOW-WERNDL, Jessica UNEE BB GER 2133
16 14 LÜTKEMEIER, Fabienne D’AGOSTINO FRH GER 2130
17 18 MAX-THEURER, Victoria AUGUSTIN OLD AUT 2123
18 16 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter GLOCK’S JOHNSON TN NED 2096
19 17 SALZGEBER, Ulla HERZRUF’S ERBE GER 2076
20 21 EILBERG, Michael George HALF MOON DELPHI GBR 2063
21 102 PETERS, Steffen LEGOLAS 92 USA 2017
22 19 PETERSEN, Lars MARIETT DEN 2003
23 20 KITTEL, Patrick TOY STORY SWE 1989
24 22 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter GLOCK’S ROMANOV NED 1983
25 23 MERRALD, Nanna Skodborg MILLIBAR DEN 1960
26 32 LYLE, Adrienne WIZARD USA 1959
27 36 KITTEL, Patrick DEJA SWE 1945
28 24 TELDE, Minna SANTANA SWE 1944
29 26 SILFHOUT, VAN, Diederik ARLANDO NH N.O.P. NED 1915
30 29 KONYOT, Tina CALECTO V USA 1909