British dressage rider at world primary for the primary time since 2016

  • British world champion Lottie Fry and her gold medal-winning trip Glamourdale have powered into the New 12 months on the prime of the world rankings.

    That is the primary time Lottie – and Glamourdale – have held world primary spots. It additionally marks the primary time a British dressage rider has headed the FEI world rankings since Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro held the place in 2016.

    The FEI cut up its dressage world rankings final autumn. It beforehand listed the top-ranked horse and rider mixtures, however now people and equines have their very own respective lists.

    Lottie, 26, and the Van Olst Horses’ 12-year-old stallion scored double gold on the 2022 World Dressage Championships in Herning and ended the 12 months with double victory in entrance of a house crowd at London Worldwide Horse Present.

    The pair broke the 90% barrier twice of their glowing 2022 season – within the freestyles at Herning and London – and so they additionally scored main wins at internationals in Belgium and France.

    Glamourdale rose from seventieth to prime the standings. His stablemate Everdale, who Lottie partnered to Olympic workforce bronze in Tokyo and European workforce silver the identical 12 months, has risen from sixteenth to ninth on the planet standings.

    Lottie’s world silver medal-winning teammate Gareth Hughes additionally begins the 12 months among the many prime 10, rising from fifteenth final month to tenth. His world championship trip Traditional Briolinca, who the Hughes household co-owns with Julia Horning, takes the tally of British-partnered horses within the prime 10 to a few, ringing in 2023 at seventh on the planet.

    Denmark’s 2022 world workforce gold and double particular person silver medallist Cathrine Laudrup-Dufour retains her place as second on the planet, with German dressage legend Isabell Werth in third.

    Former world primary Jessica von Bredow-Werndl begins 2023 as fifth on the planet. The reigning Olympic champion had time away from the circuit this 12 months to have her second little one and returned to competitors in October, after she was “denied” permission to return sooner in a dispute over the FEI’s maternity go away protocol. The FEI has since up to date its maternity go away insurance policies.

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