Sönke Rothenberger & Cosmo Win Hagen CDI4* Grand Prix in 1st Competition Since World Games, Isabell Werth & Emilio 2nd

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

HAGEN, Germany, April 27, 2019–Sönke Rothenberger and Cosmo won the Horses & Dreams CDI4* Grand Prix Saturday in the first competition in more than six months for the German Olympic and World Games gold medal partnership. Isabell Werth and Emilio, ranked No. 4 in the world, were runner-up.

Sönke and Cosmo, a 12-year-old KWPN gelding, were awarded 81.239%, the second hghest Grand Prix score for the pair in 3 1/2 years at Big Tour. Four of the five judges placed the 24-year-old rider and Cosmo first with the fifth identical scores with Isabell and Emilio.

Sönke, 24 years old, and Cosmo have been partnered in international competition from 2014 and included team gold at the European Young Riders Championship; the 2016 Rio Olympics; 2017 European Championships where they also won individual and freestyle silver, as well as the 2018 World Games in Tryon. The WEG was a personal best Grand Prix score of 81.444%.

This was also the first show since a fire destroyed the Rothenberger training center at the end of February. Cosmo was led to safety by Sönke from the burning stables.

Isabell Werth and Emilio, 13-year-old Westfalen gelding, scored 79.326% for second place.

Fellow German team rider Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB, 12-year-old Trakehner mare ranked No. 11 in the world, were third on 77.391%.

Sweden’s Olympic and World Games combination of Juliette Ramel and Buriel K.H. posted a personal best 76.783% for fourth place.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix
Judges: Sarah Pidgley Hans-Christian Matthiesen Raphael Saleh Christof Umbach Katrina Wüst
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 81.239 GER Sönke Rothenberger Cosmo 59 – 477 79.022 84.130 81.304 79.457 82.283 82.531 (1)
2. 79.326 GER Isabell Werth Emilio 107 – 212 78.478 79.130 77.826 79.457 81.739 80.256 (2)
3. 77.391 GER Jessica von Bredow-Werndl TSF Dalera BB – 407 74.022 78.261 77.174 78.804 78.696 79.898 (3)
4. 76.783 SWE Juliette Ramel Buriel K.H. – 694 76.087 74.783 76.522 78.804 77.717 76.623 (4)
5. 74.913 GER Benjamin Werndl Famoso OLD – 225 73.478 75.109 75.435 74.891 75.652 74.245 (6)
6. 73.891 SWE Therese Nilshagen Dante Weltino OLD – 697 71.413 74.457 73.587 74.783 75.217 76.065 (5)
7. 72.913 GER Hubertus Schmidt Escolar – 218 71.957 73.696 71.957 73.913 73.043 74.136 (7)
8. 72.283 DEN Anders Dahl Fidelio van het Bloemenhof – 705 70.652 71.196 72.935 72.826 73.804 71.195 (11)
9. 71.630 GBR Susan Pape Harmony’s Don Noblesse – 708 70.217 71.957 71.087 72.826 72.065 71.522 (10)
10. 71.587 SWE Minna Telde Isac – 710 69.674 70.326 70.978 73.696 73.261 72.009 (8)
11. 71.413 SUI Birgit Wientzek Pläge Robinvale – 716 71.957 71.304 71.196 69.565 73.043 72.000 (9)
12. 70.783 GER Anabel Balkenhol Heuberger TSF – 271 70.109 71.087 71.087 71.739 69.891 70.678 (12)
13. 69.739 AUT Astrid Neumayer Sir Simon 12 – 721 69.130 69.239 69.348 70.761 70.217 69.518 (13)
14. 68.978 GBR Laura Tomlinson Duval’s Capri Sonne Jr – 700 68.804 67.283 68.370 70.109 70.326 68.978 (15)
15. 68.717 FIN Stella Hagelstam New Hill Julitrea – 713 68.370 70.000 68.152 68.913 68.152 68.683 (16)
16. 68.522 ITA Pia Laus – Schneider Shadow 660 – 720 66.739 68.370 67.609 70.326 69.565 68.449 (18)
17. 68.152 FIN Mikaela Fabricius-Bjerre Skovlunds Gamin G – 722 67.391 68.043 67.500 67.935 69.891 68.005 (21)
18. 68.131 DEN Lone Bang Larsen Bakkely’s Onandt – 689 67.174 68.370 68.478 69.783 66.848 69.022 (14)
19. 68.022 GBR Emile Faurie Cafe’s Caletta – 695 68.152 68.043 67.391 68.370 68.152 68.567 (17)
20. 67.239 POL Katarzyna Milczarek Dzeko – 701 65.326 67.391 67.609 68.478 67.391 67.475 (22)
21. 66.935 POR Boaventura Freire Sai Baba Plus – 718 65.326 67.500 66.848 66.957 68.043 68.388 (19)
22. 66.196 GBR Emma Hindle Romy del Sol – 717 65.000 66.957 69.457 65.435 64.130 68.250 (20)
23. 65.391 RSA Tanya Seymour Ramoneur 6 – 714 67.065 66.196 64.565 65.326 63.804 66.596 (23)
24. 65.326 NED Romy Van der Schaft Be Painted – 692 67.283 65.761 63.370 65.326 64.891 65.683 (24)
25. 65.305 IND Anush Agarwalla Flovinos Feiner Kerl – 706 64.783 65.870 63.696 66.196 65.978 65.654 (25)
26. 64.587 NED Marieke van der Putten Her Majesty TF RS2 – 709 59.457 65.543 66.957 64.457 66.522 64.688 (27)
27. 63.913 JPN Ryunosuke Kuroda Bellatre D.E.S – 690 66.957 64.130 64.348 62.826 61.304 65.250 (26)