Denmark’s Cathrine Dufour & Cassidy Move to Top 10 in World With Minor Changes in Most Rankings

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Cathrine Dufour and Cassidy. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 5, 2017–Cathrine Dufour and Cassidy moved into the top 10 in the world for the first time as other Danish riders jumped up the latest standings that showed mostly minor changes.

Isabell Werth remained atop the standings with Weihegold OLD while her German Olympic team mates Kristina Bröring Sprehe and Desperados FRH and Dorothee Schneider and Showtime FRH were at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively as of the end of June.

Laura Graves of the United States on Verdades was at No. 4 and Carl Hester of Great Britain on Nip Tuck in fifth.

Isabell and Emilio were again in the sixth spot but on Don Johnson FRH moved up one place to No. 7 based on their performances in June that extended the pair’s winning streak to 15.

Cathrine Dufour on Cassidy moved up two places to go into the top 10. Cathrine and the Danish Warmblood gelding now 14 years old were medalists at the 2010 European Junior Championships before moving up to Young Riders to medal a year later then placing atop the 2012 and 2013 European Young Rider Championships. The pair were on Denmark’s team at last year’s Olympics.

There were also big changes for fellow Danes Agnete Kirk Thinggaard and Jojo AZ climbing to No. 31 from 75 the previous month and Anna Kasprzak on Donnperignon to 36th from 174 at the end of May after a break from competition for the two-time Olympic partnership.

Rankings as of June 30: Rankings