Florida-Based Danish Riders (1 Now American As Well) Remain Atop Global Dressage Festival Money Earnings

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Shelly Francis riding Doktor at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Shelly Francis riding Doktor at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 29, 2016–Florida-based Danish riders Mikala Gundersen and Lars Peters, who is now also an American citizen, remained atop the Global Dressage Festival prize money standings after four of the circuit’s seven CDIs.

United States riders took five of the top 10 earnings spots in the rankings presented by Cunninbgham & Cunningham Livestock Insurance and compiled by dressage-news.com.

The earnings total of $44,560 for Mikala who has lived in Wellington for more than a decade kept her at the top of the money rankings for two consecutive standings. Lars Peters, who rode at the Olympics for Denmark and became an American citizen earlier this month stood second with $29,815.

Shelly France of neighboring Loxahatchee moved into third place with total earnings of $24,9870 after successes with Doktor and Danilo while the $23,820 won by Steffen Peters of San Diego, California on Legolas and Rosamunde put them in fourth place.

Sweden’s six-time Olympian Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén the top money earner for the first two CDIs is now ranked No. 5 with a total of $22,970.

Adequan Global Dressage Festival Prize Money Standings as of Feb. 28, 2016 – presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock Insurance  Compiled by dressage-news.com

1. Mikala Gundersen DEN – $44,560
2. Lars Petersen DEN – $29,815
3. Shelly Francis USA – $24,980
4. Steffen Peters USA – $23,820
5. Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén SWE – $22,970
6. Laura Graves USA – $20,100
7. Kasey Perry-Glass USA – $17,520
8. Belinda Trussell CAN – $12,100
9. Lisa Wilcox USA – $11,340
10. Juan Matute, Jr. ESP – $11,160
11. Karen Pavicic CAN – $10,780
12. Arlene Page USA – $10,360
13. Brittany Fraser CAN – $9,600
14. Michael Klimke GER – $8,990
15. Leida Collins-Strijk NED – $8,810
16. Allison Brock USA – $8,490
17. Charlotte Jorst USA – $6,910
18. Katherine Bateson-Chandler USA – $6,840
19. Lara Griffith GBR – $6,300
20. Jacqueline Brooks CAN -$5,600
21.Jill Irving CAN – $5,450
22. Suzan Pape GBR – $5,290
23. Megan Lane CAN – $4,280
24. Beatrice Marineau USA – $3,475
25. Katharina Stumpf AUT – $3,350
26. Leah Wilson Wilkins CAN – $3,240
27. Catherine Haddad-Staller USA – $2,640
28. Juan Antonio Jimenez Cobo ESP – $2,530
29. Kelly Layne AUS – $2,340
30. Riccardo Wallenstein POR – $2,300
31. Christer Egerstrom CRC – $2,290
32. Christian Zimmermann PLE – $2,210
33. Evi Strasser CAN – $2,080
34. Virginia Yarur Ready CHI – $1,720
35. Laura Tomlinson GBR – $1,635
36. Anna Marek USA – $1,550
37. Heather Blitz USA – $1,530
38. Yvonne Losos de Muñiz DOM – $1,350
39 P.J. Rizvi USA – $1,250
40T. Jan Ebeling USA – $1,200
40T. Christina Vinios USA – $1,200
40T. Mette Rosencrantz USA – $1,200
43. Susan Dutta USA – $1,100
44. Joanne Vaughan GEO – $1,090
45T. Maria Florencia Manfredi ARG – $1,020
45T. Lindsay Kellock CAN – $1,020