Isabell Werth Rides Don Johnson Back to Normal Winning Aachen CDI4* Special, USA’s Kathleen Raine & Breanna Log Personal Best

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Isabell Werth riding Don Johnson to victory in the Aachen CDI4* Grand Prix Special. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Isabell Werth riding Don Johnson to victory in the Aachen CDI4* Grand Prix Special. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

AACHEN, Germany, July 18, 2014–Isabell Werth rode Don Johnson FRH to victory in the CDI4* Grand Prix Special Friday night, recovering from the pair’s worst ever Grand Prix result at the World Equestrian Festival just two days ago. The United States’ Kathleen Raine on Breanna rode to a personal best Grand Prix Special result.

Isabell and the 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding rode a steady, controlled test to score 76.765 per cent for the win that was more like the pair typically score and not the 69.920 percent that was their first Grand Prix result below 70 per cent two days ago.

The horse did not appear to be affected by the full Deutsche Bank dressage stadium that has been expanded to enclose all four sides with room for 6,300 speactators.

Fellow German Jessica von Bredow-Werndl rode Unee BB, who won the Grand Prix Wednesday, to second place in the Special with a score of 74.000 per cent.

Poland’s Beata Stremler on Rubicon D, emerging as a top performing partnership after just four months at Big Tour, placed third on 72.627 per cent. The pair placed third on 72.400 per cent in the Grand Prix that was a personal best score as was the Special result at the world’s premier dressage event.

Kathleen Raine and Breanna logging personal best Grand Prix Special result at Aachen CDI4*. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Kathleen Raine and Breanna logging personal best Grand Prix Special result at Aachen CDI4*. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Kathleen Raine of Murietta, California, a last-minute addition with her Breanna to the U.S. contingent of eight horses and riders after Steffen Peters was forced by pneumonia to withdraw, logged a personal best score of 71.804 per cent in the Special.

Kathleen has been competing the 14-year-old Hanoverian mare at Big Tour for three years on both sides of the Atlantic and placed ninth at the U.S. championships last month to miss out on being one of the eight horses and riders to go to Europe to seek to be on the American team at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France in August.

However, the pair were already in Europe and were added to squad for this competition.

Their previous highest Special result was 71.542 per cent in Germany a year ago.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Special

Judge E: Isabelle Judet (FRA) Judge H: Magnus Ringmark (SWE) Judge C: Stephen Clarke (GBR)
Judge M: Dietrich Plewa (GER) Judge B: Francis Verbeek-van Rooy (NED)
Rank HORSE – Breeding
sex\color\born\sire x siredam\
Judge E Judge H Judge C Judge M Judge B Total
RIDER
owner
Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank
1 Don Johnson FRH – HANN
G \ Bay \ 2001 \ Don Frederico x Warkant
GER
5600.0000 75.686 76.471 77.647 77.255 76.765 76.765
Isabell  Werth
Madeleine Winter-Schulze
( 1 ) ( 1 ) ( 1 ) ( 1 ) ( 1 )
2 Unee BB – KWPN
S \ DarkBay \ 2001 \ Gribaldi x Dageraad
GER
3500.0000 75.686 75.196 73.627 73.627 71.863 74.000
Jessica  von Bredow- Werndl
Bürchler-Keller Beatrice
( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 ) ( 2 ) ( 4 )
3 Rubicon D – RHEIN
G \ Black \ 2003 \ Rubin-Royal x Larome
POL
2600.0000 73.431 70.000 74.216 73.235 72.255 72.627
Beata  Stremler
Manfred u. Büttner-Loose, Regine u. Stremler, Beata Loose
( 3 ) ( 5 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 ) ( 3 )
4 D´Agostino FRH – HANN
G \ Chestnut \ 2000 \ De Niro x Shogun xx
GER
1800.0000 72.157 71.667 71.961 72.549 72.843 72.235
Fabienne  Lütkemeier
Gina Capellmann-Lütkemeier
( 4 ) ( 4 ) ( 7 ) ( 4 ) ( 2 )
5 Breanna – HANN
M \ Bay \ 2000 \ Brentano II x Weltmeyer
USA
1200.0000 72.157 72.451 72.451 71.765 70.196 71.804
Kathleen  Raine
Kathleen Raine/Jennifer Mason/David Wightman
( 4 ) ( 3 ) ( 4 ) ( 5 ) ( 7 )
6 Caravella – KWPN
M \ Bay \ 2001 \ Contango x Riverman
CAN
800.0000 72.059 66.863 72.353 69.510 70.392 70.235
Megan  Lane
Megan Lane
( 6 ) ( 9 ) ( 5 ) ( 9 ) ( 6 )
7 Denzello – HANN
G \ Bay \ 2003 \ De Niro x Rohdiamant
USA
700.0000 69.216 69.510 68.627 70.980 71.275 69.922
Lisa  Wilcox
Betty Wells
( 8 ) ( 7 ) ( 8 ) ( 6 ) ( 5 )
8 Hicksteadt – SACHS
G \ Bay \ 2003 \ Hudson x Walt Diesney
ESP
600.0000 70.980 67.647 72.255 69.608 67.941 69.686
Borja  Carrascosa Martinez
Gudrun Bauer
( 7 ) ( 8 ) ( 6 ) ( 8 ) ( 9 )
9 Very Keen – KWPN
G \ DarkBay \ 2002 \ Oklund x Dutchboy
GER
400.0000 67.549 69.706 67.745 70.490 68.235 68.745
Thomas  Wagner
Ulrike Michel
( 9 ) ( 6 ) ( 10 ) ( 7 ) ( 8 )
10 Fixdesign Chablis – DWB
G \ Chestnut \ 1997 \ Castro x Leonardo II
ITA
300.0000 66.765 66.176 67.843 67.255 67.647 67.137
Valentina  Truppa
A.S.D. Centro Equestre Monferrato
( 10 ) ( 10 ) ( 9 ) ( 10 ) ( 10 )