Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (GER) has reclaimed the top spot of the FEI Dressage World Ranking for Athletes, making her the new world number one with 2193 points. The achievement came following her stunning victory at the FEI World Cup™ Finals 2023 in Omaha (USA).
Von Bredow-Werndl made a sensational return to top-level competition last October at the second FEI Dressage World CupTM 2022/2023 qualifier in Lyon (FRA) after a six-month maternity leave, winning both the Grand Prix and the Freestyle test to a new French-themed musical score featuring Edith Piaf’s “Je ne regrette rien”.
Former number one, Charlotte Fry (GBR) now holds the second position in the rankings with 2080 points, after climbing to the top spot by earning three medals (two golds) at the FEI Dressage World Championship 2022 in Herning (DEN).
Isabell Werth (GER) remains third in the FEI Dressage World Ranking with 2058 points, while Nanna Skodborg has climbed to fourth position (1983 points) after earning a silver medal at the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final 2023. This is the best ranking position in the career of the 30 years-old Dane.
The Netherland’s Dinja Van Liere closes the Top5 of the FEI Dressage World Ranking, dropping to fifth position with 1902 points, partly due to her withdrawal from the last World Cup Final.
Meanwhile, Carina Cassøe Krüth (DEN) has gone from fifth to sixth place with 1869 points, followed by Sweden’s Patrick Kittel, who remains in 7th position on 1838 points. Ingrid Klimke (GER) moves into 8th on 1832 points, having swapped places with Benjamin Werndl (GER) now 9th-ranked with 1810 points. Frederic Wandres (GER) closes the Top10 on 1793 points.
There is more good news for Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, as her horse TSF Dalera BB has also climbed to the number one of the FEI Dressage World Ranking for Horses. The German mare is now at the top of the table with 2193 points.
“It’s a great feeling to be back at the top after the baby break. This is a great endorsement for our path”, von Bredow-Werndl said.
Former number one Glamourdale – Charlotte Fry’s Stallion – is now 2nd on 2047 points, while Isabell Werth’s Emilio 107 (1944 points) and DSP Quantaz (1917 points) are 3rd and 4th respectively. Carina Cassøe Krüth’s mare Heiline’s Danciera closes the top 5 on 1896 points.
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Feature Image: Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (GER) with TSF Dalera BB at the FEI Dressage World CupTM Final in Omaha (USA) – FEI/ Liz Gregg