Lars Petersen Maintains Commanding Lead in Global Dressage Festival Money Earnings

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Mikala Gundersen on My Lady placed third in the World Cup Freestyle that helped move the rider to the second spot on the Adequan Global Dressage Festival money winning list. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Mikala Gundersen on My Lady placed third in the World Cup Freestyle that helped move the rider to the second spot on the Adequan Global Dressage Festival money winning list. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 26, 2015–Lars Petersen, the Florida-based Danish rider, topped the money winning list with total earnings of $11,760 after the second international competition of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival with World Games team mate Mikala Gundersen taking second place in the standings compiled by dressage-news.com and presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock insurance.

Riding the mare Mariett, Lars more than doubled his earnings from the first month’s total of $5,160 as a result of winning the second World Cup Freestyle as well as the Grand Prix at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

Six of the top 10 money winners were Europeans–two from Denmark, two from Germany, one from Spain and one from Sweden–after two of the seven scheduled AGDF CDIs that have total prize money of more than $650,000.

Mikala, also based in Wellington, rode My Lady to high places in the World Cup events to move up to the second spot with winnings of $6,740, from third place after AGDF’s first CDI.

Swedish Olympian Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén, in her fourth year on the Florida winter circuit, was in third place with $5,790 while Germany’s Michael Klimke dropped to fourth from second with total earnings of $4,760.

Kasey Perry, an adult amateur from Orangeville, California was the highest ranked United States rider on the list, with winnings of $4,050 in the fifth slot with Shelly Francis of Loxahatchee, Florida next with $4,040. Canada’s WEG rider Karen Pavicic was in sixth place with $3,960.

The Global Dressage Festival prize winning list is compiled by dressage-news.com, and is not an official GDF ranking. The list is presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock, an equestrian insurance agency.

RANK RIDER NATION $
1.    Lars Petersen DEN 11,760
2.    Mikala Gundersen DEN 6,740
3.    Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén SWE 5,790
4.    Michael Klimke GER    4,760
5.    Kasey Perry USA 4,050
6.    Shelly Francis USA 4,040
7.    Karen Pavicic CAN 3,960
8.    Lisa Wilcox USA 3,570
9.    José Daniel Martín Dockx ESP 3,300
10.    Christoph Koschel GER 2,910
11.    Caroline Darcourt SWE 2,800
12.    Arlene Page USA 2,780
13.    Allison Brock USA 2,500
14.    Sabine Schut-Kery USA 2,400
15.    Jill Irving CAN 2,060
16.    Carrie Schopf ARM 2,040
17.    Shannon Dueck CAN 2,020
18.    Catherine Haddad-Staller USA 2,000
19.    Kelly Layne AUS 2,000
20.    Katharina Stumpf AUT 1,960
21.    Kimberly Herslow USA 1,930
22.    Jacqueline Brooks CAN 1,800
23.    Gabriela Stumpf AUT 1,800
24.    Megan Lane CAN 1,740
25.    Diane Creech CAN 1,550
26.    Mary Bahniuk-Lauritsen USA 1,380
27.    Juan Matute, Jr. ESP 1,300
28.    Tina Konyot USA 1,170
29.    Karin Persson SWE 840
30.    Adrienne Pot USA 600
31.    Janne Rumbough USA 600
32.    Devon Kane USA 600
33.    Olivia LaGoy-Weltz USA 570
34.    Asia Ondaatje Rupert USA 560
35.    Danielle Gallagher-Legri CAN 400
36.    Paula Matute ESP 400
37.    Chase Hickok USA 400
38.    Michael Barisone USA 400
39.    Susan Dutta USA 400
40.    Anna Marek USA 400
41.    Alice Tarjan USA 400
42.    Virginia Yarur CHI 350
43.    Pablo Gomez Molina ESP 340
44.    Lauren Sammis USA 300
45.    Chris Von Martels CAN 300
46.    Maria Aponte COL 280
47.    Barbara Davis USA 280
48.    Belinda Trussell CAN 250
49.    Sonia Zugel IRL 240
50.    Alexandra Duncan CAN 200
51.    Tom Dvorak CAN 200
52.    Stephanie Collomb FRA 200
53.    Sean Sierra Keasler USA 160
54.    Melanie Montagano USA 160
55.    Camille Bergeron CAN 140
56.    Tanya Strasser-Shostak CAN 140
57.    Bronwyn Cordiak USA 120
58.    Helen Claire McNulty USA 120
59.    Beatrice Boucher CAN 100
60.    Ayden Uhlir USA 90