GB's Charlotte leads World Dressage Rankings

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GB's Charlotte leads World Dressage Rankings
GB's Charlotte leads World Dressage Rankings

Team GB’s Charlotte Dujardin and 10-year-old Valegro, double Olympic gold medallists at London 2012, have taken over as world number one in the FEI World Individual Dressage Rankings -- the first British combination ever to top the world rankings.

With 2,867 points, the combination have moved up from second place to claim the top spot, seven points clear of former world number one and Olympic silver medallists Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival, the Dutch pair that have led the rankings since July 2011..

"It is fantastic to see Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro leading the Dressage Rankings after their incredible performance in Greenwich Park," said Trond Asmyr, FEI director of dressage and para-equestrian dressage..

"The pair has been key to helping Great Britain re-write dressage history and have highlighted the fact that the sport is in an exciting period of change, with lots of new faces now in the mix. .

"Charlotte’s natural talent and her partnership with the hugely successful Carl Hester mean that she is a valuable driving force for future generations of Dressage riders.".

Germany continues to dominate the FEI World Individual Dressage Ranking, with Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill NRW now the highest-placed of the five German pairs occupying slots in the coveted top 10.

With 2,626 points, they have taken third place from Team GB’s individual bronze medallists Laura Bechtolsheimer and Mistral Hojris, who are now in fourth with 2,591 points..

Biggest movers in the latest FEI World Individual Dressage Rankings are USA’s Steffen Peters and the recently retired Ravel, who have moved up from 192nd to 16th, and The Netherland’s Edward Gal and Glock’s Undercover, who have gone up from to 198th place to 17th.