American Olympic Team Riders & Horses Move Up World Rankings

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Laura Graves on Verdades competing in Europe. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Laura Graves on Verdades competing in Europe. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

July 2, 2016

American riders and horses competing in Europe for selection for the U.S. Olympic team moved up the world  rankings to their highest level so far, according to the latest standings compiled by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).

Steffen Peters on Legolas remained the top ranked American pair at No. 7 while Laura Graves on Verdades moved up to 11th, two places higher than the previous month and Kasey Perry-Glass on Dublet climbed three places to 21st. Allison Brock on Rosevelt moved up one slot to 33rd.

Germany’s Kristina Bröring-Sprehe on Desperados FRH were No. 1 as they have been all this year.

Inessa Merkulove on Mister X moved to 5th place, the highest so far for the Russian pair and up from No. 8.

The biggest move in the top 50 was made by Juliette Ramel on Buriel K.H. that were named to the Swedish team for Rio de Janeiro, jumping to the 36th spot from 220 the previous month.

Adelinde Cornelissen on Jerich Parzival, the No. 1 combination in the world before being dethroned by Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro in 2012, reversed their drop in the rankings by going to No. 42 from 124 at the end of May.

Charlotte and Valegro  edged up one spot to 46th in the world although the duo has not competed since the European Championships last August.

Top 25 rankings as of June 30, 2016
Rank Prev Athlete Horse NF Points
1 1 BRÖRING-SPREHE, Kristina
DESPERADOS FRH GER 2742
2 2 FERRER – SALAT, Beatriz
DELGADO ESP 2414
3 3 WERTH, Isabell
DON JOHNSON FRH GER 2413
4 4 VON BREDOW-WERNDL, Jessica
UNEE BB GER 2357
5 8 MERKULOVA, Inessa
MISTER X RUS 2351
6 5 MINDERHOUD, Hans Peter
GLOCK’S FLIRT NED 2337
7 7 PETERS, Steffen
LEGOLAS 92 USA 2317
8 6 VILHELMSON SILFVÉN, Tinne
DON AURIELLO SWE 2317
9 9 KITTEL, Patrik
DEJA SWE 2285
10 10 HESTER, Carl
NIP TUCK GBR 2266
11 13 GRAVES, Laura
VERDADES USA 2248
12 11 VAN SILFHOUT, Diederik
ARLANDO N.O.P. NED 2239
13 14 WERTH, Isabell
EMILIO 107 GER 2225
14 18 BIGWOOD, Fiona
ATTERUPGAARDS ORTHILIA GBR 2177
15 16 SCHNEIDER, Dorothee
SHOWTIME FRH GER 2156
16 19 KASPRZAK, Anna
DONNPERIGNON DEN 2154
17 17 PETERS, Steffen
ROSAMUNDE USA 2133
18 20 SCHMIDT, Hubertus
IMPERIO 3 GER 2133
19 21 LÜTKEMEIER, Fabienne
D’AGOSTINO FRH GER 2100
20 22 VON BREDOW-WERNDL, Jessica
ZAIRE-E GER 2089
21 24 PERRY-GLASS, Kasey
GOERKLINTGAARDS DUBLET USA 2065
22 23 GUNDERSEN, Mikala Münter
MY LADY DEN 2058
23 26 TEBAR, Karen
DON LUIS FRA 2045
24 25 MAX-THEURER, Victoria
BLIND DATE 25 AUT 2037
25 28 REYNOLDS, Judy
VANCOUVER K IRL 2013