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CORNELISSEN AND PARZIVAL MAKE IT A DOUBLE AT OLYMPIA - HADDAD FORGES AHEAD IN THE RANKINGS
The Netherlands' Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival secured a second resounding victory in the 2010/2011 Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage series when heading the line-up at the fourth leg at Olympia in London, Great Britain, tonight. The exciting atmosphere in the packed Grand Hall tested some of the equine competitor's nerve-endings to the limit, but the Dutch duo rose to the challenge to create what Ground Jury President, Andrew Gardner of Great Britain, described as "a very whole picture - it was very complete with no issues, and there was brilliance in this test!" he said afterwards.
Laura Bechtolsheimer, who pipped Cornelissen in yesterday's preliminary Grand Prix with a new British record score, had to settle for runner-up spot this time out with Mistral Hojris while Dutch star Edward Gal finished third riding Sisther de Jeu. America's Catherine Haddad lined up fourth following a great performance from her 10 year old Winyamaro, and subsequently shot to the top of the leaderboard ahead of next Sunday's leg in Frankfurt, Germany. And the host nation representatives revelled in the opportunity of performing in world-class company. On her series debut, Amy Stovold steered Macbrian into fifth ahead of British veteran Richard Davison in sixth and Davison has now moved into second spot on the leaderboard while today's success has promoted Cornelissen to third, and pushed early-season leader Isabell Werth from Germany down to fourth.
Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage - Standings after Round 4 at Olympia (GBR):
1. Catherine Haddad USA - 54
2. Richard Davison GBR - 44
3. Adelinde Cornelissen NED - 43
4. Isabell Werth GER - 40
5. Ulla Salzgeber GER - 37
6. Christa Laarakkers NED - 33
7. Nina Hoffmann SWE - 29
8. Aat Van Essen NED - 26
8. Hans Peter Minderhoud NED - 26
10. Helen Langehanenberg GER - 25
11. Ulrike Prunthaller AUT - 24
12. Mikaela Lindh FIN - 23
12. Anna Luise Ross Davies GBR - 23
14. Heike Kemmer GER - 21
14. Sylvia Zimmer GER - 21
16. Sune Hansen DEN - 19
17. Nathalie Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein DEN- 17
17. Anky Van Grunsven NED - 17
17. Laura Bechtolsheimer GBR - 17
17. Peter Gmoser AUT - 17
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