Isabell Werth & Don Johnson Win Wiesbaden CDI4* Freestyle to Extend Likely Longest Winning Streak for Olympic Champion

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Isabell Werth and Don Johnson FRH at Wiesbaden. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WIESBADEN, Germany, June 4, 2017–Isabell Werth and Don Johnson FRH won the CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday night for the 13th straight victory to surpass a winning streak more than a decade old for the most successful Olympic equestrian in history.

Isabell and Don Johnson FRH, a 16-year-old Hanoverian gelding ranked No. 8 in the world  scored 82.025 per cent for the win, a day after capturing the Grand Prix to extend the streak of victories that began last November.

Germans Charlott-Maria Schürmann on Burlington FRH scored 78.125 per cent for second place and Hendrik Lochthowe scored 75.800 per cent for third, the same order of finish as the Grand Prix.

The previous longest winning streak for Isabell was on Satchmo, her 2008 Olympic team gold medal mount, that logged 11 straight victories bracketed by the World Equestrian Games in 2006 and the European Championships in 2007, according to records reviewed by dressage-news.com.

Isabell has competed 13 horses at Grand Prix since 2006, but detailed results for Gigolo, Antony and Weingart–Olympic and championship mounts prior to then–could not be located.

At 47 years old, Isabell has won 10 Olympic medals, six gold, more than any other equestrian in a century of horse sports in the Games. Plus seven gold and two bronze at World Games and 14 gold, three silver and one bronze at European Championships.

On Weihegold OLD, Isabell’s No. 1 mount earning team gold and individual silver at last year’s Rio Games, she won her third World Cup title two months ago at Omaha, Nebraska.

The winning streak for Isabell and “Johnny” as she calls Don Johnson began last November following a lengthy break from competition as she focused on the Rio Olympics.

The pair began Big Tour more than six years ago and competed on German teams at the 2015 and 2013 European Championships.

Sönke Rothenberger and Favourit. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Sönke Rothenberger, the German Olympic team gold medal rider, took top place with a score of 72.260 per cent on the 18-year-old Favourit in the CDI4* Grand Prix to qualify for the Special.

Compatriots Heiner Schiergen on Aaron was second on 71.440 per cent and Juliane Brunkhorst on Fürstano third on 71.100 per cent.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle

# HORSE  Nat. RIDER  € E H C M B TOTAL
1. Don Johnson FRH
G \ Hann \ B \ 2002 \ Don Frederico x Warkant \ B: Meyer,Ulrike \ O: Winter-Schulze,Madeleine
GER
Isabell Werth
RFV Graf von Schmettow Eversael
9,650 76.250%
88.000%

(1)
78.500%
84.000%

(1)
79.500%
84.000%

(1)
80.250%
87.000%

(1)
79.750%
83.000%

(1)
82.025%
1640.5
2. Burlington FRH
S \ Hann \ Df \ 2003 \ Breitling W x Rohdiamant \ B: Oltmann,Hans-Heinrich \ O: Schürmann,Heinz-Werner
GER
Charlott-Maria Schürmann
RV Gehrde e.V.
6,850 76.500%
86.000%

(2)
73.750%
79.000%

(2)
74.750%
79.000%

(3)
75.000%
80.000%

(2)
76.250%
81.000%

(2)
78.125%
1562.5
3. Meggle’s Boston
S \ KWPN \ Db \ 2006 \ Johnson x Partout \ B: Pleyter,Maatschap \ O: Georgihof GmbH & Co.KG,
GER
Hendrik Lochthowe
RA München e.V.
4,950 74.750%
80.000%

(3)
72.000%
76.000%

(3)
75.250%
80.000%

(2)
72.000%
77.000%

(3)
73.000%
78.000%

(4)
75.800%
1516
4. Florida 94
M \ Rhld \ F \ 1999 \ Fidermark x Grosso Z \ B: Milthaler,Friedhelm \ O: Steves,Helga,Husenbeth,Klaus
GER
Nadine Husenbeth
RC. St. Georg zu Bremen e.V.
3,850 70.500%
74.000%

(4)
69.500%
75.000%

(4)
69.750%
76.000%

(4)
68.750%
76.000%

(4)
73.250%
78.000%

(3)
73.075%
1461.5
5. Fürstenglanz 3
S \ Old \ B \ 2006 \ Fuerstenreich x Diamond Hit \ B: Czernicki,Dr. Andrea \ O: Dressurpferde Ludwig Kathmann KG,
GER
Andrea Timpe
ZRFV Hattingen e.V.
2,150 68.500%
73.000%

(5)
68.250%
72.000%

(6)
68.500%
73.000%

(5)
69.000%
73.000%

(5)
70.250%
74.000%

(6)
70.950%
1419
6. Ramoneur 6
S \ OLDBG-n.ge \ DF \ 2002 \ Rohdiamant x Alabaster \ B: Bettin-Schulze-Schleppinghoff, Barb \ O: Tanya Seymour
RSA
Tanya Seymour
RSA
1,550 66.750%
70.000%

(6)
69.750%
73.000%

(5)
67.500%
74.000%

(5)
65.750%
70.000%

(6)
69.750%
75.000%

(5)
70.150%
1403
total = €29,000
Judges E: Isobel Wessels
H: Susanne Baarup
C: Katrina Wüst
M: Henning Lehrmann
B: Susie Hoevenaars

CDI4* Grand Prix for Special

# HORSE  Nat. RIDER  € E H C M B TOTAL
1. Favourit
G \ Rhld \ Df \ 1999 \ Fidermark x Worldchamp \ B: Schulte-Böcker,Eberhard \ O: Rothenberger im Gestüt Erlenhof OHG
GER
Sönke Rothenberger
RSG Fichtenhof Bad Homburg
1,540 72.300%
361.5
(2)
70.200%
351
(2)
72.800%
364
(1)
72.900%
364.5
(1)
73.100%
365.5
(1)
72.260%
1806.50
2. Aaron 356
S \ KWPN \ Df \ 2005 \ Florencio I x Record \ B: Oplaat,W. \ O: Livens,Louis
GER
Heiner Schiergen
Förderkreis Dressur Neuss e.V.
930 72.100%
360.5
(3)
70.400%
352
(1)
70.400%
352
(4)
72.200%
361
(3)
72.100%
360.5
(2)
71.440%
1786.00
3. Fürstano
S \ Hann \ F \ 2005 \ Fürst Heinrich x Brentano II \ B: Ramsbrock,Heinrich \ O: Madsen,Birgit,Pferd24 GmbH,
GER
Juliane Brunkhorst
RV Harsefeld u.Umg.
675 73.000%
365
(1)
69.000%
345
(4)
71.000%
355
(3)
71.100%
355.5
(6)
71.400%
357
(4)
71.100%
1777.50
4. Weekend Fun
G \ OLDBG \ DF \ 2001 \ Welt Hit Ii x Rubinstein I \ B: Meiners, Gerold \ O: Hof Kasselmann GmbH & Co KG
GBR
Emile Faurie
GBR
520 69.300%
346.5
(5)
69.300%
346.5
(3)
71.700%
358.5
(2)
72.600%
363
(2)
71.600%
358
(3)
70.900%
1772.50
5. Shadow 660
G \ MECKL \ B \ 2006 \ Sancisco x Lagoheidor G \ B: Kaehler, Rosemarie \ O: Laus-Schneider, Pia
ITA
Pia Laus – Schneider
ITA
370 69.400%
347
(4)
68.300%
341.5
(5)
69.800%
349
(5)
71.400%
357
(5)
66.100%
330.5
(9)
69.000%
1725.00
6. Quartz Of Jazz
G \ SF \ B \ 2004 \ Lawrence x Urleven Pironniere \ B: M. Luc Tavernier,MME Anne Ricard, R \ O: Monsieur JEAN BRETENOUX
FRA
Marie Emilie Bretenoux
FRA
320 67.700%
338.5
(6)
67.300%
336.5
(6)
68.300%
341.5
(6)
71.600%
358
(4)
67.600%
338
(7)
68.500%
1712.50
7. Don Darwin
G \ Old \ R \ 2003 \ Don Schufro x Warkant \ B: Lüders,Jennifer \ O: Timpe,Wulf
GER
Andrea Timpe
ZRFV Hattingen e.V.
215 66.500%
332.5
(7)
66.900%
334.5
(7)
67.000%
335
(8)
68.600%
343
(8)
67.700%
338.5
(6)
67.340%
1683.50
8. Radetzky
G \ KWPN \ F \ 1998 \ Houston x Vosmaer \ B: DRS. C.G. Jager, Spier (NED) \ O: C.G. Jager
NED
Marjan Van Der Jagt
NED
215 63.500%
317.5
(9)
66.700%
333.5
(8)
67.600%
338
(7)
69.000%
345
(7)
69.500%
347.5
(5)
67.260%
1681.50
9. Xama Dos Pinhais
S \ LUSIT \ SCH \ 2002 \ x \ B: \ O: JOS VICTOR OLIVA JR
BRA
João Victor Marcari Oliva
BRA
215 64.800%
324
(8)
66.600%
333
(9)
66.300%
331.5
(9)
67.900%
339.5
(9)
66.800%
334
(8)
66.480%
1662.00
total = €5,000 
Judges E: Christof Umbach
H: Dr. Evi Eisenhardt
C: Peter Holler
M: Dr. Vincenzo Truppa
B: Susanne Baarup