USA’s Steffen Peters With 2 Horses Ranked in Top 25 in World
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Oct. 1, 2015–America’s Steffen Peters has ridden both Legolas and Rosamunde into the top 25 of the world rankings for the first time.
The world rankings compiled by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) to the end of September and released Thursday showed little change in the top rankings.
Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro remain at No. 1 in their third year, Germany’s Kristina Bröring-Sprehe on Desperados FRH at No. 2 and Netherlands’ Edward Gal and Glock’s Undercover at No. 3.
Steffen of San Diego, California remained at No. 9 in the world with Legolas, a 13-year-old Westfalen gelding that was his mount at the Pan American Games to help earn a start for a U.S. team at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next summer.
Laura Graves of Plymouth, Florida on Verdades, team mates at the Pan Ams, remained 15th ranked in the world.
Steffen and Rosamunde, the eight-year-old Rhinelander mare, moved to the 24th place up from 29th at the end of August.
Steffen and Rosamunde began international Grand Prix in February that had the pair ranked 478th. Competitions on both sides of the Alantic since then have moved the pair into the top 25.
Other riders with two horses in the top 25 are Edward Gal with Undercover and Glock’s Voice (3 and 18), Germany’s Isabel Werth and Don Johnson FRH (4) and El Santo NRW (21), Hans Peter Minderhoud of the Netherlands on Glock’s Johnson TN (7) and Glock’s Flirt (14) and Sweden’s Patrik Kittel with Deja (10) and Watermill Scandic (22)
The Florida-based Danish team combination of Mikala Gundersen on My Lady moved to 32nd in the world from 41st the previous month.
Lars Petersen and Mariett, fellow Danes and also based in Florida, were the top ranked Danish combination at 31st slot, one ahead of Mikala and My Lady.
In the youth dressage rankings, Diana Porsche of Austria on Porsche’s Eloy made the biggest jump in the Young Rider rankings for the month to No. 19 from 112th the previous month.