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Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage wins put Cornelissen back as world number one

November 07, 2012 By: janwest Category: General

Adelinde Cornelissen (NED) and Jerich Parzival in the first leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2012/2013 in Odense (DEN). (Annette Boe Ostergard/FEI)

Olympic silver medallists Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival are back at the top of the FEI World Dressage Rankings. After two months in the number two slot, the Dutch duo is back on top after brilliant winning performances in the opening qualifiers of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2012/2013 in Odense (DEN) and Lyon (FRA). The defending Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ champions, the world’s best Dressage combination for 14 months from 30 June 2011 to 31 August 2012, head the rankings once again with 2,879 points.

 

Olympic champions Charlotte Dujardin (GBR) and Valegro, who had taken over from Cornelissen and Parzival in September and October, are now back in second with 2,867 points. Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill NRW are third (2,626).

 

Edward Gal (NED), who had been World Number One in partnership with the outstanding stallion Totilas for an incredible 19 months from 30 November 2009 to 30 June 2011, is back in the top 10 with another KWPN horse, the 11-year old gelding Glock’s Undercover thanks, in part, to their strong performance at the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage in Lyon last weekend.

 

FEI World Dressage Rankings Top 10:

 

1. Adelinde Cornelissen (NED) Jerich Parzival, 2879

2. Charlotte Dujardin (GBR) Valegro, 2867

3. Helen Langehanenberg (GER) Damon Hill NRW, 2626

4. Laura Bechtolsheimer (GBR) Mistral Hojris, 2591

5. Kristina Sprehe (GER) Desperados FRH, 2527

6. Valentina Truppa (ITA) Eremo Del Castegno, 2361

7. Isabell Werth (GER) El Santo NRW, 2325

8. Edward Gal (NED) Glock’s Undercover, 2302

9. Victoria Max-Theurer (AUT) Augustin Old, 2284

10. Dorothee Schneider (GER) Diva Royal, 2262

 

The complete Rankings are available HERE.