Germany’s Anja Plönzke Tops Nürnberger WDM Rider Rankings

Anja Plönzke on Le Mont d'Or at the Exquis World Dressage Masters in Falsterbo, Sweden in mid-July. Photo: © 2010 Ken Braddick

Anja Plönzke of Germany is atop the latest Nurnberger World Dressage Masters Rider Rankings after the first two of five CDI5* events on the 2010-11 lineup in which Nurnberger Versicherungsgruppe awards €25,000 (US$31,800) to the winner.

So far this year in the events which count toward the award, the finished 2nd in the Grand Prix and 3rd in the Grand Prix Special at Cannes, France and 3rd in the Grand Prix in mid-June and 4th in the Grand Prix Freestyle at Falsterbo, Sweden last week.

Her results accumulated 1,090.5 points, with Poland’s Michal Rapcewicz in second place on 855 points and Anky van Grunsven of The Netherlands in third place with 765 points.

The remaining events in the 2010-11 lineup of competitions are Hickstead, England later this month, Palm Beach in the United States next winter and the final in Munich, Germany in May, 2011.

The award after the first year went to Edward Gal of The Netherlands.

Nürnberger WDM Rider Rankings

Rank Name Nat Starts Pts
1 Anja Plönzke GER 2 1090.5
2 Michal Rapcewicz POL 2 855
3 Anky van Grunsven NED 1 765
4 Isabell Werth GER 1 630
5 Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfven SWE 1 600
6 Valentina Truppa ITA 1 570
7 Matthias Alexander Rath GER 1 555
8 Ulla Salzgeber GER 1 540
9 Jonny Hilberath GER 1 510
10 Anne van Olst DEN 1 495
11 Stefan van Ingelgem BEL 1 480
12 Aat van Essen NED 1 474
13 Charlotte Haid Bondergaard SWE 1 465
14 Christa Laarakkers NED 1 450
15 Minna Telde SWE 1 450
16 Catherine Haddad USA 1 435
17 Patrik Kittel SWE 1 435
18 Jeroen Devroe BEL 1 405
19 Katarzyna Milczarek POL 1 405
20 Daniel Pinto POR 1 390
21 Evi Strasser CAN 1 390
22 Johan Zagers BEL 1 375
23 Dane Rawlins GBR 1 345
24 Rogerio Clementino da Silva BRA 1 315
25 Luiza Novaes Tavares de Almeida BRA 1 315

About WDM
The World Dressage Masters is a sports and marketing initiative of equestrian innovator Exquis and international sports marketing agency SportBizz
WDM utilizes marketing strategies and innovation to enhance the sport of dressage worldwide.

WDM is sponsored by Exquis, Moorland Stables and Moorland Investments, Nürnberger Versicherungsgruppe, Jerich International and Axel Johnson Group.

Schedule of WDM events in 2010:
Palm Beach, Florida – Feb. 4-6
Munich, Germany – May 13-15
Cannes, France – June 10-13
Falsterbo, Sweden – July 8-11
Hickstead, England – July 29-Aug. 1

Total prize money in 2010: €525.000 (US$627,000)

http://www.worlddressagemasters.com

For further information contact:
WDM News Service
Ken Braddick
Email     ken@dressage-news.com
Telephone    +1 5612142672

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