Germany’s Frederic Wandres & Duke of Britain Both Move into World Top 10 Rankings

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Frederic Wandres and Duke of Britain. File photo. © Ken Braddick/

Dec. 1, 2022

Germany’s Frederic Wandres and his German team world championship mount Duke of Britain FRH both are ranked in the top 10 in the world in the latest standings released by the International Equestrian Federation Thursday.

Duke of Britain, the 15-year-old British-bred Hanoverian gelding that Frederic has competed for almost five years, jumped to No. 8 in the world from 34th the previous month in the standings that since September rank horses and riders separately. Frederic is up to No. 9 from 11th at the end of October.

Duke of Britain (Dimaggio x Rubinstein) was bred by Britain’s Pidgley family and is owned by Hof Kasselmann of Hagen, Germany for whom Frederic rides. The pair won the Madrid World Cup qualifier last weekend to boost Frederic’s ranking in the Western European League to seventh, though he’s the fourth German and only three from one nation will get a start at the Final in Omaha in April.

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl remained the top rider and TSF Dalera BB the highest ranked followed by Catherine Laudrup-Dufour of Denmark and Vamos Amigos both second in the horse and rider standings.

Isabell Werth was again No. 3 while her world championship partner DSP Quantaz jumped to third from fifth.

The USA’s Steffen Peters was up to No. 13 from 15th while Suppenkasper advanced to 11th from 14th.

The complete horse rankings are available here.

Complete rider rankings here