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Dujardin back on top

January 10, 2013 17:03 pm

Double Olympic dressage gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin has reclaimed the sport's world number one spot.

British star Dujardin and her London 2012 horse Valegro are back on top of the world rankings following their victory in last month's Reem Acra FEI World Cup event at London Olympia.

The 27-year-old won team and individual gold at London 2012, and was awarded an OBE in the recent New Year Honours.

Gloucestershire-based Dujardin also holds dressage world records for grand prix and grand prix special tests with Valegro, the 10-year-old gelding that is co-owned by Dujardin's fellow Olympic team gold medal winner Carl Hester.

Former world number one pairing Adelinde Cornelissen and Parzival have dropped to second, just 37 ranking points behind Dujardin, while the third member of Britain's Olympic title-winning team - Laura Bechtolsheimer - is fourth on Mistral Hojris. Hester, meanwhile, lies 21st.

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