Some big jumps in the world dressage rankings

Patrik Kittel riding Delaunay in 2017
Credit : Scoopdyga

Monday 01 April - 17h01 | Célia Vallet (avec Lucas Tracol)

Some big jumps in the world dressage rankings

While she did not compete with Weihegold in March, Isabell Werth and her black mare are still leading the world rankings published by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) in April. And the German rider will be resuming action with her longtime partner in the World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden this week. Nothing new elsewhere at the top of the rankings: Laura Graves, notably, remains in second place with Verdades, thanks to a victory at the CDI-W in Wellington, Florida.

 - Some big jumps in the world dressage rankings

Werth, the global dressage queen, is also in third and fourth place in the latest rankings, with Bella Rose 2 and Emilio 107 respectively. This month, Emilio 107 won the 4* Dortmund Grand Prix and Freestyle, but lost in the World Cup of 's-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. For their parts, Kasey Perry-Glass, Helen Langehanenberg, Charlotte Dujardin and Dorothee Schneider retain their places in the standings with Goerklintgaards Dublet, Damsey FRH, Mount St John Freestyle and Sammy Davis Jr. respectively. 

The rankings are more shaken up starting from ninth place. With their victory in 's-Hertogenbosch, Daniel Bachmann Andersen and Blue Hors Zack have climbed three places to ninth. And with his Blue Hors Don Olymbrio, the Dane also climbed 12 places to 10th. At 11 years old, the KWPN by Jazz notably had a second place at the Herning CDI 4* as well as a third in the CDI 3* in 's-Hertogenbosch.
 
Participating in their fourth competition in a year, Sweden's Patrik Kittel and Delaunay have made an extraordinary comeback, jumping from 71st place to 12th – a rise that they owe to their success in 's-Hertogenbosch. But Denmark's Cathrine Dufour is also one of the most notable risers, moving up more than 100 places. 131st place last month, Dufour is 20th today with Atterupgaards Cassidy. 

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