Under-25 & Young Rider World Rankings Undergo Big Shakeup
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Sept. 5, 2017
Germany’s Lisa-Maria Klossinger and FBW Daktari jumped to No. 2 Under-25 combination in the world from 27th the previous month and Spain’s Juan Matute, Jr. on Quantico Ymas made an even bigger leap to No. 3 from 46th after their medal-winning performances in the European Championships last week.
The Netherlands’ Anne Meulendijks on MDH Avanti retained their ranking of No. 1 after capturing team and individual silver medals at the championsips in Lamprechtshausen, Austria, according to the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) standings as of the end of August.
Lisa-Maria and Daktari won team and individual gold but were prevented from contending for a third medal when the freestyle was canceled because of sound system problems.
Juan, based in Wellington,Florida, won individual bronze in the Europeans, a week after sweeping the Lövsta Future Challenge International Under-25 Grand Prix and Freestyle staged alongside the European Championships of dressage and jumping in Gothenburg, Sweden in August.
A bigger shuffle ocurred in the Young Rider rankings where Hannah Erbe of Germany on Carlos shot up to No. 1 from 107th the previous month and Semmieke Rothenberger on Geisha were at No. 2 after being 98th at the end of July.
Jasmien dwe Koeyer of the Netherlands dropped to No. 3 from the top slot.
Daphne van Peperstraten on Greenpoint’s Cupido was the No. 1 junior pair in the world.
Rebecca Horstmann and Friend of Mine Germany leaped to No. 2 from 93 the previous month while Denmark’s Camilla Andersen on Rafaella K moved to third from fourth.