Bella Rose Is Back! Isabell Werth Rides Mare to Victory at Fritzens CDI4* Grand Prix

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Isabell Werth and Bella Rose in return to competition at Fritzens, Austria CDI4*.

FRITZENS, Austria, June 29, 2018–Bella Rose made a remarkable return to competition Friday when Isabell Werth rode the mare to victory in the CDI4* Grand Prix Friday after almost four years away dealing with a soundness issue.

“This is perhaps the most beautiful day in my riding life,” Isabell said after the ride that earned 77.522 per cent and the unanimous choice of the five judges for first place.

Isabell had not competed the Westfalen mare she has rated as the best horse she has ever ridden, since November, 2014.

Team mate Dorothee Schneider on Faustus placed second on 74.370 per cent. Great Britain’s Emile Faurie on Dono di Maggio was third on 74.022 per cent.

The career of Bella Rose, now 14 years oid, appeared to screech to a halt after a spectacular start that saw the pair lead the German team to gold at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, placing second in the Grand Prix behind Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro. In 16 starts over 18 months at Big Tour, Isabell and Bella Rose (Belissimo x Cacir AA) logged nine victories.

Isabell, the only rider in history to have scored at least 80 per cent on three different horses, Bella Rose one of them, and currently ranked No. 1 in the world on Weihegold OLD, No. 3 on Emilio and No. 6 on Don Johnson FRH, refused to give up on the mare. Like so many of her horses, she developed Bella Rose from a youngster to top sport.

Bella Rose being ridden by Isabell Werth alongside Edward Gal on Totilas at Munich, Germany eight years ago. © 2010 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

The return of Bella Rose, owned by Madeleine Winter-Schulze, came 1,314 days after their previous competition, at Stuttgart, Germany. At the time, the duo was ranked sixth in the world.

The performance was emotional for Isabell.

Isabell Werth wiping away tears after the ride on Bella Rose, almost four years since the mare’s competition career appeared over with a persistent soundness issue.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix
1. 100 Bella Rose Werth, Isabell GER 2200 EUR 361.5 358.5 355.5 357.5 350.0 1783.0 points show score sheet
F 14y.S /Belissimo M/Cacir AA/WESTF/103CM31/ Winter-Schulze,Madeleine 78.587 % 77.935 % 77.283 % 77.718 % 76.087 % 77.522 %
1. 1. 1. 1. 1.
2. 50 Faustus Schneider, Dorothee GER 1400 EUR 341.5 353.5 337.0 351.0 327.5 1710.5 points show score sheet
DBAY 10y.W /Falsterbo 11/Forrest XX/HANN/105GT42/ Gestüt Fohlenhof / Inh.Prof.Dr. 74.240 % 76.848 % 73.261 % 76.305 % 71.196 % 74.370 %
2. 2. 3. 2. 2.
3. 11 Dono di Maggio Faurie, Emile GBR 1000 EUR 339.5 345.5 346.0 346.0 325.5 1702.5 points show score sheet
BAY 11y.W /Dimaggio/Santander H/OLDBG/104QJ17/ Hof Kasselmann KG 73.805 % 75.109 % 75.218 % 75.218 % 70.761 % 74.022 %
3. 3. 2. 3. 3.
4. 48 C’Est la Vie Schatz-Weihermüller, Stefanie GER 800 EUR 325.0 316.5 320.0 317.0 310.5 1589.0 points show score sheet
BAY 11y.W /Johnson Tn/El Corona/KWPN/104JQ37/ Weihermüller, Dr. Michael 70.652 % 68.804 % 69.565 % 68.913 % 67.500 % 69.087 %
4. 8. 4. 5. 7.
5. 12 Stevie Wonder M Fisch, Ferdinand GER 500 EUR 311.0 319.5 310.0 310.5 315.5 1566.5 points show score sheet
BAY 12y.W /Stedinger/White Star/HANN/105QW41/ Sara Marburg GmbH 67.609 % 69.457 % 67.392 % 67.500 % 68.587 % 68.109 %
6. 6. 7. 9. 4.
6. 26 Riccoletto Kempkes, Matthias GER 400 EUR 315.5 311.5 317.5 313.5 307.0 1565.0 points show score sheet
CHEST 16y.W /Rivero II/Alcatraz/103CG45/ Kempkes, Matthias & Junker, Michael 68.586 % 67.717 % 69.021 % 68.152 % 66.739 % 68.043 %
5. 9. 5. 6. 8.
7. 58 Wonder Vazquez Kremer, Nicole ESP 300 EUR 299.0 321.0 310.5 318.5 311.5 1560.5 points show score sheet
CHEST 16y.S /Waterford/Regazzoni/HANN/104GD03/ 21st Century Horse S.L. 65.000 % 69.783 % 67.500 % 69.239 % 67.718 % 67.848 %
12. 4. 6. 4. 5.
8. 3 Sissi Burgess, Briana AUS 300 EUR 309.5 311.5 310.0 312.0 311.0 1554.0 points show score sheet
DCHST 11y.S /San Remo/Münchhausen/HANN/104NV80/ Klimke, Michael 67.282 % 67.717 % 67.391 % 67.826 % 67.608 % 67.565 %
7. 9. 7. 7. 6.
9. 66 Simply Red Zach, Timna AUT 300 EUR 301.5 320.0 309.0 311.0 301.0 1542.5 points show score sheet
CHEST 14y.W /Burggraf/Zeus/104YY41/ Zach Ausbildungsstall GmbH 65.543 % 69.565 % 67.174 % 67.608 % 65.435 % 67.065 %
11. 5. 9. 8. 12.
10. 30 Quam Libet Klössinger, Lisa-Maria GER 300 EUR 309.5 303.5 305.0 303.5 303.5 1525.0 points show score sheet
DBAY 11y.W /Quaterback/Lauries Crusador XX/OLDBG/104MZ79/ Klössinger, Lisa-Maria 67.282 % 65.978 % 66.304 % 65.978 % 65.978 % 66.304 %
7. 13. 11. 10. 10.
Other, non-placed competitors
11. 18 Diamond’s Diva Hansen, Insa GER 308.0 318.0 297.0 292.5 297.5 1513.0 points show score sheet
DBAY 12y.S /Diamond Hit/Santander H/OLDBG/104PS43/ Dressage Grand-Ducal 66.957 % 69.131 % 64.566 % 63.587 % 64.674 % 65.783 %
9. 7. 14. 17. 13.
12. 45 Belfast Ra Plönzke, Anja GER 303.0 299.5 294.0 293.5 304.0 1494.0 points show score sheet
9y.W /Benetton Dream FRH 1301/Florestan I/HANN/104ZW45/ Ploenzke, Anja 65.870 % 65.109 % 63.914 % 63.805 % 66.087 % 64.957 %
10. 19. 19. 16. 9.
13. 14 Dickens Gauthier, Virginie FRA 298.5 302.0 297.0 301.0 292.0 1490.5 points show score sheet
CHEST 10y.H /Jazz/Welt Hit II/KWPN/105EJ78/ Madame Virginie Gauthier 64.891 % 65.652 % 64.565 % 65.434 % 63.478 % 64.804 %
13. 16. 14. 13. 18.
14. 10 Altaneiro Elias Lara, Agusti ESP 292.0 305.0 307.5 283.5 296.5 1484.5 points show score sheet
BAY 13y.H /Altivo/104UJ67/ Annabelle Collins, Quirze Elias Vin 63.478 % 66.304 % 66.847 % 61.630 % 64.456 % 64.543 %
17. 11. 10. 20. 14.
15. 38 Florento Fortun Miloserdova, Tatiana RUS 275.5 303.5 296.0 301.5 301.5 1478.0 points show score sheet
DBAY 8y.W /Sorento/Rubiquil/KWPN/104PL66/ Miloserdova, Tatiana 59.891 % 65.978 % 64.348 % 65.544 % 65.544 % 64.261 %
20. 13. 16. 12. 11.
16. 42 Royal Happiness Palm, Stefanie AUT 297.0 298.0 296.0 290.5 293.5 1475.0 points show score sheet
GREY 14y.W /Royal Diamond/Consul/OLDBG/103NO27/ Dr. Ren+e Palm 64.565 % 64.782 % 64.347 % 63.152 % 63.804 % 64.130 %
14. 20. 16. 18. 17.
17. 29 Huracan Kitahara, Hiroyuki JPN 293.5 303.0 290.0 297.5 290.5 1474.5 points show score sheet
DBAY 10y.W /Blue Hors Hotline/Blue Hors Don Schufro/DWB/105OL40/ Equeco GmbH 63.805 % 65.870 % 63.044 % 64.674 % 63.152 % 64.109 %
16. 15. 21. 15. 20.
18. 15 Delilah Royal Haim-Swarovski, Evelyn AUT 294.0 287.0 299.0 299.0 294.0 1473.0 points show score sheet
CHEST 13y.S /Danone/Royal Angelo II/WESTF/104XD82/ Mag. Evelyn Haim-Swarovski 63.913 % 62.391 % 65.000 % 65.000 % 63.913 % 64.043 %
15. 21. 13. 14. 16.
19. 2 For President Bugan, Michael SVK 291.0 301.0 293.5 288.0 296.5 1470.0 points show score sheet
BAY 10y.W /Fontane/Brentano II/104TD12/ Eva Buchar 63.261 % 65.435 % 63.804 % 62.609 % 64.456 % 63.913 %
18. 17. 20. 19. 14.
20. 23 Gorklintgards R Jacq, Francois FRA 274.0 301.0 299.5 303.0 291.0 1468.5 points show score sheet
CHEST 13y.W /Blue Horse Romanov/Blue Hors Don Schufro/DWB/105DB07/ Monsieur Franc 59.565 % 65.435 % 65.109 % 65.870 % 63.261 % 63.848 %
21. 17. 12. 11. 19.
21. 56 Highline Schwiebert, Rainer GER 285.5 305.0 295.0 272.5 281.0 1439.0 points show score sheet
BLACK 11y.W /Hotline/Solos Landtinus/DWB/104UC56/ Jessica u.Rainer Schwiebert GbR 62.065 % 66.304 % 64.130 % 59.239 % 61.087 % 62.565 %
19. 11. 18. 21. 21.
22. 33 Fackeltanz OLD Lehfellner, Stefan AUT eliminated
BLACK 13y.H /Florencio I/Feinbrand/OLDBG/102QI52/ Elisabeth Max-Theurer
23. 1 Unazalee de Mas AL Shaer, Diana PLE retired
BAY 10y.S /Rubin Cortes (de) Old/Maestro Jgb/103UO04/ Al Shaer, Diana

 

Data of competition:
 Judges:  E: K.Wüst (GER)  Total prize money:
7500 EUR
 H: S.Hoevenaars (AUS)
 C: H.-C.Matthiesen (DEN)
 M: A.Fransen Iacobaeus (SWE)
 B: A.Gribbons (USA)