Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro are Back at World Number One
Great Britain’s Charlotte Dujardin and her 11-year old Olympic partner Valegro have reclaimed the world number one spot in this month’s FEI World Dressage Rankings.
The London 2012 double gold medallists, who won both the Grand Prix and the Freestyle to Music at the recent CDIO 5* Rotterdam (NED), top the rankings with 2,912 points to give them a 13-point lead over Adelinde Cornelissen (NED) and the 16-year-old Parzival. The Dutch rider’s chestnut KWPN gelding was successfully treated for cardiac arrhythmia but has been out of action for the last few weeks.
World Cup Dressage champions 2013 Helen Langehanenberg (GER) and Damon Hill NRW are in third place with 2,802 points.
There are few other changes in the Top 10, with Edward Gal (NED) and Undercover up one place to fourth on 2,518 points and Germany’s Kristina Sprehe and Desperados in fifth on 2,517, just one point behind Gal.
The biggest mover in latest rankings is that of Austria’s Victoria Max-Theurer and August Old who have moved from 49th to 12th place thanks to their victory in both the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Special on home ground at CDI3* Achleiten and their good performances in Aachen (GER).
FEI World Dressage Rankings Top 10:
1. Charlotte Dujardin (GBR), VALEGRO 2912
2. Adelinde Cornelissen (NED), PARZIVAL 2899
3. Helen Langehanenberg (GER), DAMON HILL NRW 2802
4. Edward Gal (NED), UNDERCOVER 2518
5. Kristina Sprehe (GER), DESPERADOS FRH 2517
6. Tinne Vilhelmsson Silfvén (SWE), DON AURIELLO 2438
7. Isabell Werth (GER), DON JOHNSON FRH 2331
8. Patrick Kittel (SWE), SCANDIC 2320
9. Valentina Truppa (ITA), EREMO DEL CASTEGNO 2307
10. Anna Kasprzak (DEN), DONNPERIGNON 2235
The complete FEI World Dressage Rankings are here.
Photo © Astrid Appels