German Olympians Isabell Werth and Weihegold Old back to top FEI Dressage World Rankings 

3 Dec 2018

Olympic silver individual and gold team medallist duo, Isabell Werth and Weihegold Old, have topped the FEI Dressage World Rankings once again, (2742 points), following their win  in the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Freestyle to Music at the Sweden International Horse Show ("Saab Top Ten Dressage 2018") in Stockholm (SWE) this weekend. The famous combination, who were number one for almost two years, from November 2016, only sat in second place for a couple of months behind Laura Graves and Verdades (USA). The American duo now drop back to second place again with 2714 points.   

Dressage Queen Isabell Werth can be found three times in the top four of the ranking list, as she holds the third place with Bella Rose 2 (2690 points) and the fourth place with Emilio 107 (2658 points).

A number of other combinations moved up in the rankings, thanks to the Saab Top Ten Dressage 2018 and the FEI Dressage World Cup™ qualifier in Madrid (ESP) on 23-25 November 2018. Patrik Kittel with Delaunay Old (SWE) moved from the 97th to the 11th place (2280 points), whilst Daniel Bachmann Andersen and Blue Hors Zepter (DEN) jumped from the 175th to the 33rd place (2030 points). Claudio Castilla Ruiz and Alcaide (ESP) also made an enormous leap from the 118th to the 43rd place (1923 points).

With the FEI Dressage World Cup™ season continuing over the next few months there will certainly be more impressive changes in the ranking list. 

The FEI Dressage World Ranking list can be found here.

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Notes to Editors:

About Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) www.fei.org

The FEI is the world governing body for horse sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was founded in 1921. Equestrian sport has been part of the Olympic movement since the 1912 Games in Stockholm.

The FEI is the sole controlling authority for all international events in the Olympic sports of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing, as well as Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining.

The FEI became one of the first international sports governing bodies to govern and regulate global para sport alongside its seven able-bodied disciplines when Para-Equestrian Dressage joined its ranks in 2006. The FEI now governs all international competitions for Para-Equestrian Dressage and Para-Driving. 

Isabell Werth (GER) and Weihegold Old are back to number one in the FEI Dressage World Rankings, and also still holds third place with mount Bella Rose 2, here in Stuttgart (GER) at the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2018/2019 Western European League earlier this month where she breezed in to win her second victory of the season. (FEI/ Leanjo de Koster)

Isabell Werth (GER) and Weihegold Old are back to number one in the FEI Dressage World Rankings, and also still holds third place with mount Bella Rose 2, here in Stuttgart (GER) at the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2018/2019 Western European League earlier this month where she breezed in to win her second victory of the season. (FEI/ Leanjo de Koster)

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