Isabell Werth on QC Flamboyant Wins Donaueschingen Nürnberger Burg-Pokal With Record Score

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Isabell Werth on QC Flamboyant OLD in the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal. © 2017 Karl-Heinz Frieler

DONAUESCHINGEN, Germany, Sept. 16, 2017–Isabell Werth rode QC Flamboyant to win the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal qualifier Saturday with a record score in the 25-year history of the German championship for small tour horses aged seven to nine years.

Isabell and the nine-year-old Oldenberg gelding (Fidertanz x De Niro) scored 81.512 per cent for the win that beat the previous best of 81.170 per cent set by Nadine Capellmann on Elvis at the 2004 final.

This was the 11th of 12 qualifiers for the final at Frankfurt Dec. 14-17. The last qualifier is scheduled for Nürnberg at the end of October.

The qualifiers to date:

Hagen: Malin Nilsson SWE/Foreign Affair 74,976%
Mannheim: Matthias Alexander Rath GER/Foundation 77,366%
Redefin: Isabel Freese NOR/Fürst Levantino 77,098%
Lübeck: Marcus Hermes GER/Abegglen FH 75,976%
Munich: Aikje Fehl GER/Chilly Jam 75,610%
Balve: Helen Langehanenberg GER/Brisbane FE 74,293%
Berlin/Bonhomme: Kira Wulferding GER/Soiree d’Amour OLD 76,610%
Bettenrode: Hubertus Schmidt GER/Escolar 80,415%
Neu-Anspach: Matthias Bouten GER/Quantum Vis MW 73,829%
Schenefeld: Holga Finken GER/Don Frederic 73,244%
Donaueschingen:Isabell Werth GER?QC Flamboyant OLD 81,512%