Isabell Werth & Bella Rose Still No. 1 After Olympics, Charlotte Dujardin & Gio up to No. 9, Edward Gal & Total US to 13th
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Aug. 19, 2021
Charlotte Dujardin on Gio shot up 100 places to ninth in the world in the post-Olympic rankings while Edward Gal on Glock’s Total US skyrocketed to 13th from 592. Isabell Werth on Bella Rose remained No. 1 after the Tokyo Games, the horse’s last competition.
Other major changes included the USA’s team silver medal partnership of Sabine Schut-Kery moving up to No. 22 from 52nd, Great Britain’s Carl Hester on En Vogue to 27th from 234, Nanna Skodberg Merrald on Blue Hors Zack to 36th from 263 and Spain’s Beatriz Ferrer-Salat on Elegance to 50 from 388.
The rankings were as of the end of July but were not released until after the Games. The scores at Tokyo led to the substantial changes in rankings.
However, the coronavirus-triggered freeze on the best eight scores back to early 2019 instead of rolling over after one year remained in effect. The total of 3,046 points included four results from 2019 for Isabell and Bella Rose that kept the pair at the top slightly ahead of Olympic gold medal team mate Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on TSF Dalera BB on 3031 that included three results from two years ago.
Dorothee Schneider and Showtime FRH, Germany’s third team combination, moved to the third spot, ahead of Isabell and Weihegold OLD.
Denmark’s Cathrine Dufour on Bohemian moved up one place to No. 5 while on her 2016 Olympic mount Cassidy dropped one spot to No. 8.
Charlotte Dujardin and Mount St. John Freestyle were in sixth, down from fifth as of the end of June.
Steffen Peters on Suppenkasper climbed four places to 17th to become the top ranked U.S. pair while Adrienne Lyle on Salvino dropped three places to 18th.