Isabell Werth & Emilio Win Stockholm CDI5* Freestyle With Top 3 Posting Personal Best Scores

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Isabell Werth and Emilio in Sweden’s Top Ten. © Roland Thunholm

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 3, 2017–Isabell Werth and Emilio won the Saab Top Ten CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday, leading all three top placegetters to post personal best scores in the world’s single richest dressage competition.

Isabell and the 11-year-old Westfalen gelding scored 86.875 per cent for the win, beating the previous high freestyle mark of 86.115 set exactly a month ago that helped boost the German partnership to No. 3 in the world in the latest rankings released two days ago .

“The way Emilio did it today was perfect,” said Isabell. “It’s not easy to warm up here; there is a lot to see and hear. I’m very happy with this weekend. It’s something special with this audience here in Stockholm, they have the exact feeling of when they can clap or not and this gave us just a super finish.”.

Patrik Kittel, the Swedish multi-Olympian and the driving force behind this event, rode Deja, his 2016 Olympic mount, to second place on 83.000 per cent, surpassing the duo’s previous best of 82.550 per cent logged in March 2016.

Helen Langehanenberg and Damsey FRH, German team mates of Isabell’s at this summer’s European Championships, turned in a result of 82.655 per cent to improve on the 80.350 per cent set in May this year that was their previous best.

Damsey is a 15-year-old Hanoverian stallion that Helen began competing at Big Tour in April 2016 and stands 10th in the world. The horse is owned by Americans Louise Leatherdale of Leatherdale Farms in Long Lake, Minnesota and Susanne Meyer.

“I am super happy with my test,” she said. “Damsey was so fresh but relaxed today. When we entered the arena he just wanted to do this.

“I don’t know what I could have done better. I’m ending up third today. I hadn’t really expected that. I love doing the freestyle and the horse was just perfect. I’m going home very happy after today’s show and will go to sleep with a smile tonight.”

Cathrine Dufour and Cassidy, the Danish Olympic and Euroean Championship team pair that beat Isabell on Don Johnson for the first time earlier this winter and came within 0.400 per cent of equalling the German pair in the Grand Prix, placed fourth on 82.100 per cent.

The event boasted  the world’s single richest dressage company with total prize money of €158,000 (US$187,000) and a Volkswagen car for the Grand Prix and Freestyle.

“The coolest thing for me,” said Patrik, “was that when you work with something for a very long time and it comes out like this, like all I have been hoping for… It is really a very good day at the office.”

Results:

CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle

Rank Rider H.No HorseSex / Studbook / Color / Born / Sire x Dam sire / Breeder / Owner Prize

E H C M B  Total
1 44 Emilio 107Gelding / WESTF / Bay / 2006 / Ehrenpreis x Cacir AA / ZG Strunk,Heinrich u.Wilhelm / Winter-Schulze, Madeleine & IW Pferde GmbH, IW Pferde GmbH 45000 80.250   88.000    84.125              1 83.000    91.000    87.000                 1 84.000        87.000     85.500                      2 85.000       94.000       89.500                    1 82.500       94.000      88.250                 1 82.950     90.800   86.875
2 46 DejaMare / SWB / Bay / 2004 / Silvano x Don Schufro / Marie Harward, Smygehamn (swe) / Marie Harward 30000 79.250   88.000    83.625             2 80.750     86.000  83.375                   2 77.750       83.000     80.375                    4 79.250           87.000      83.125                    4 80.000  89.000      84.500              2 79.400   86.600 83.000
3 43 Damsey FRHhingst / HANN / Bay / 2002 / Dressage Royal x Ritual / Hengsthaltung Kothe / BG Leatherdale Farms 20000 80.000    82.000    81.000             4 79.500    83.000      81.250               4 84.250            87.000         85.625                        1 80.250        88.400      84.325                     2 78.250        84.000       81.125                   3 80.450     84.880    82.665
4 40 Atterupgaards CassidyGelding / DWB / Chestnut / 2003 / Caprimond x Donnerhall / Atterupgaard, Jystrup Midtsjaelland (den / Dufour Family V/peter Dufour 15000 80.250    87.000   83.625             2 79.500     85.000      82.250                 3 80.000     81.000    80.500                  3 80.750       86.000     83.375                    3 78.500     83.000    80.750                4 79.800      84.400    82.100
5 49 Paridon MagiGelding / SWB / Bay / 2003 / Don Primero x Napoleon 625 / Niclas Magnussontomelilla (swe) / Lövsta Stuteri AB 10000 75.750    85.000    80.375             5 73.250         79.000      76.125                             8 75.000        82.000      78.500                    6 76.500         87.000     81.750                   6 73.250      81.000    77.125                  7 74.750       82.800     78.775
6 48 Dante Weltino OLDhingst / OLDBG / Black / 2007 / Danone 4 x Welt Hit II / Bahls, Olaf / Dressurpferde Leistungsz + T. Nilshagen 8000 74.750     80.000    77.375              7 73.500      80.000       76.750                    5 73.750          84.000     78.875                      5 78.750        86.400        82.575                  5 73.750    80.000      76.875               8 74.900     82.080  78.490
7 45 Mister XGelding / TRAK / Bay / 2004 / Egeus / / Merkulov, Anatoly & Merkulova, Victoria 5000 74.500    82.000   78.250             6 73.500     80.000      76.750                  5 77.750          78.000     77.875                     7 74.250         80.400       77.325                  8 75.500   80.000     77.750               6 75.100       80.080  77.590
8 42 Deep Impact 3Gelding / HANN / Black / 2003 / De Niro x Rubinstein I / / Robert Acs & Aniko Losonczy 5000 74.750    79.000    76.875              8 72.500          79.000      75.750                       9 73.000     78.000     75.500                 10 75.500        80.000     77.750                    7 75.250        81.000    78.125                  5 74.200       79.400   76.800
9 41 Arlandohingst / KWPN / DarkBay / 2005 / Paddox x Mytens XX / A.J. van ‘T Klooster, Eemnes (ned) / Bregnerödgaard APS 5000 73.000     78.000    75.500             9 76.250          77.000     76.625                      7 72.750    79.000       75.875               8 74.750         79.400      77.075                   9 71.750    74.000     72.875              10 73.700      77.480    75.590
10 47 Zuidenwind 1187hingst / KWPN / Bay / 2004 / OO Seven x Jazz / / Gränsbo Stuteri & VDL Stud 5000 73.000    78.000   75.500             9 72.750    77.000    74.875             10 72.750   79.000  75.875             8 73.000    78.000    75.500          10 73.500  75.000  74.250               9 73.000    77.400   75.200
Judges–E: Annette Fransen Iacobaeus SWE H: Christof Umbach LUX C: Gustaf Svalling SWE M: Susanne Baarup DEN B: Dietrich Plewa GER