Historical FEI/BCM World Dressage Ranking for U.S. Dressage

The outstanding achievements of the American dressage team at the 2003 CHIO Aachen has lead to an unprecedented ranking of two American riders in the FEI/BCM World Dressage Ranking. Lisa Wilcox and Debbie McDonald have entered the top three of the Ranking and contributed to this historical momentum for U.S Dressage.

German Ulla Salzgeber is still leading the FEI BCM World Dressage Rankings with a slightly reduced score of 80.293 points, compared to 80.396 last month. However, the American riders have made remarkable progress: Lisa Wilcox took over the runner-up spot thanks to her 2nd place in the Kür at the CDIO Aachen with the Oldenburg breeding stallion Relevant (by Rubinstein). She is followed by Debbie McDonald, who placed 3rd both in the Grand Prix and in the Kür in Aachen riding her Hanoverian mare Brentina (Brentano II).

Spaniard Rafael Soto Andrade, who won the Grand Prix and the Kür in Wiesbaden with his Spanish stallion Invasor entered the Ranking's top ten and went up from 11th to 6th place.

The Olympic champion Anky van Grunsven, who fell off her horse Gestion Joker in January and who only just returned to competition, fell out of the top ten to take the 11th place.

The complete rankings can be found on the FEI website in the section:
consult, results, dressage

by Astrid Appels

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