FEI BCM World Dressage Riders Rankings 

6 Jan 2004

Ulla Salzgeber's lead undisputed 
In the middle of the World Cup season, Ulla Salzgeber's reign over the rankings is unquestionable. With a total of 80.615, she is almost 4 points ahead her runner-up Lisa Wilcox (USA).

With a total of 76.436, Heike Kemmer (GER) is stealing the 3rd place from Beatriz Ferrer-Salat, thanks to her good results in Maastricht, where she won the Grand Prix and the Kr in a close fight against local heroine Anky van Grunsven. She was riding Bonaparte, a now nine-year-old Hannoverian gelding found by her father Joachim as a foal. After 4 events, Heike Kemmer is the leader of the World Cup Dressage standings of the Western European League.

The Top 20 of the rankings sees the remarkable progression of Edward Gal (NED) which goes up from 26th to 19th place. For Edward Gal and Gestion Lingh, trained by Anky's van Grunsven partner and trainer Sjef Janssen, second place in the World Cup of Mechelen last 29 December 2003 rewarded a new level of concentration and partnership for this comparatively inexperienced but talented couple.

1 Ulla Salzgeber GER 80.615
2 Lisa Wilcox USA 76.824
3 Heike Kemmer GER 76.736
4 Beatriz Ferrer - Salat ESP 76.715
5 Debbie McDonald USA 76.305
6 Jan Brink SWE 75.669
7 Klaus Husenbeth GER 75.530
8 Isabell Werth GER 75.384
9 Nadine Capellmann GER 74.759
10 Lone Jrgensen DEN 74.621

The complete rankings will be available on the FEI website www.horsesport.org, section consult, results, jumping on 8 January evening. Please contact m.faienza@horsesport.org if you need the pdf file earlier.