Charlotte Dujardin & Valegro Firmly No. 1 After World Games Gold Medals
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Sept. 5, 2014
Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro remained firmly the No. 1 dressage combination in the world following success at the World Equestrian Games, and starting the second year for the British pair at the top of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) rankings released Friday.
Charlotte and the 12-year-old KWPN gelding won two individual gold and one team silver medal in Normandy just last week to help earn the 3,175 points to stay ahead of German team gold medal winner Helen Langehanenberg on Damon Hill NRW with 2,937 points. Edward Gal of the Netherlands on Glock’s Undercover that he swapped out as his WEG mount remained in third place on 2,644 points.
Isabell Werth on Bella Rose, also on the German gold medal team, moved up one place to sixth behind Matthias Alexander Rath and Totilas that missed the WEG as they did the Olympics in 2012, in fifth place while Kristina Sprehe on Desperados also moved up one spot to seventh.
Austria’s Victoria Max-Theurer on Augustin OLD moved into the top 10, up seven places from the previous month.
Steffen Peters of the United States on Legolas continued their climb in the rankings to 15th place up from 102nd in June, while team mates Laura Graves and Verdades made another big leap to the 21st spot from 47th a month earlier and 135th at the end of June.