Catherine Dufour on Bohemian Moves to World No. 2 for Rider’s Highest Ever Ranking Behind Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on Dalera at Top for 2nd Month

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Cathrine Dufour on Bohemian at the European Championships. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Oct. 2, 2021

Cathrine Dufour of Denmark has climbed to her highest ever world ranking at No. 2 on Bohemian, her Olympic and European Championship partner, with Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on TSF Dalera BB at the top of the global standings for the second month.

Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin on Gio moved up to 3rd in the world also based on the pair’s results at the Olympics and Europeans to move ahead of her 2018 world championship partner Mount St. John Freestyle that dropped to 44th from 4th. The latest rankings are the second in which horse and rider combination standings have been updated to take account of more recent results after being frozen since April 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Isabell Werth, the German superstar who has dominated the rankings for the past five years with Weihegold OLD and Bella Rose, still had four horses in the top 10 of the latest rankings to the end of September. She was No. 4, down from No. 2, on Weihegold, No. 5 up from eighth on DSP Quantaz, No. 7 on Bella Rose and No. 10 on Emilio.

Edward Gal on Total US, the Totilas offspring that he competed on Tokyo, stood sixth up from ninth.

Denmark’s Carina Cassøe Krüth on Heiline’s Danciera vaulted to eight from 12th the previous month while Great Britain’s young star Charlotte Fry on Everdale was ninth, up from 16th. Carl Hester on En Vogue was elected to 13th from 24.

United States’ Olympic team silver medalists Steffen Peters on Suppenkasper became the top American combination at No. 12, up one place from the previous month, with Sabine Schut-Kery on Sanceo advancing to 14th from 17th and Adrienne Lyle on Salvino at 39th up from 44.

The most dramatic improvements were Daniel Bachmann Andersen of Denmark on Marshall-Bell to 35th from 201 and Dinja van Liere of the Netherlands on Hermes, that missed out on the Olympics because of a bureaucratic screwup, to 36th from 196. Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on Ferdinand BB that she competed at the World Equestrian Festival CDIO5* in Aachen, Germany, was up to 45th from 183.

Therese Nilshagen on Dante Weltino Old, a top Swedish combination since the 2017 Europeans, was ranked No. 15 up from 22nd, while teammate Juliette Ramel on Buriel K.H. was 16th up from  30.

Australia’s Simone Pearce on Destano was ranked at No. 32, up five places from the previous month for the highest ever standing for a combination from Down Under, Kristy Oatley on Du Soleil was ranked 33rd in the world in 2017 and 2019, the top ranking at that time.

For complete rankings: https://data.fei.org/Ranking/Search.aspx?rankingCode=D_WR