Sönke Rothenberger & Cosmo Win Hagen CDI4* Grand Prix Special for Horses & Dreams Back-to-Back Victories, Jessica von Bredow-Werndl & Dalera Runner-up

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Sönke Rothenberger and Cosmo at Hagen CDI4* Horses & Dreams. © 2019 Foto Rüchel

HAGEN, Germany, April 28, 2019–Sönke Rothenberger and Cosmo won the CDI4* Grand Prix Special Sunday for back-to-back victories at Horses & Dreams while Jessica von Bredow-Werndl rode TSF Dalera BB to a personal best score for runner-up by a quarter percentage point.

Sönke and Cosmo, a 12-year-old KWPN gelding, made several mistakes to be awarded a score of 79.681% in the first show in more than six months. The German Olympic and World Games team gold medal pair won the Grand Prix a day earlier.

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and Dalera, a 12-year-old Trakehner mare, was the last of 15 combinations to go in the Special and almost stole the show from their World Games team mates with a score of 79.404%, more than three percentage points higher than their previous best of 76.255% set last July.

The performance by Jessica and Dalera, ranked No. 11 in the world and starting their second year at Big Tour, pushed Isabell and Emilio, a 13-year-old Westfalen gelding, into third place on 78.298%. Isabell and Emilio, ranked fourth in the world, was second in the Grand Prix.

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

The judges of the Special were split–three put Sönke, 24 years old, and Cosmo first and two went for Jessica and Dalera, as did the spetators by a big margin.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Special
Judges: Ulrike Nivelle Hans-Christian Matthiesen Isabelle Judet Sarah Pidgley Evi Eisenhardt
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 79.638 GER Sönke Rothenberger Cosmo 59 – 477 80.000 80.106 79.681 78.723 79.681 78.215 (3)
2. 79.404 GER Jessica von Bredow-Werndl TSF Dalera BB – 407 78.617 80.957 80.957 78.511 77.979 81.185 (1)
3. 78.298 GER Isabell Werth Emilio 107 – 212 79.255 76.277 78.191 78.511 79.255 78.689 (2)
4. 77.851 SWE Juliette Ramel Buriel K.H. – 694 76.383 78.404 78.936 78.511 77.021 74.772 (5)
5. 74.276 GER Benjamin Werndl Famoso OLD – 225 74.574 74.574 75.745 73.617 72.872 74.530 (6)
6. 74.170 SWE Therese Nilshagen Dante Weltino OLD – 697 73.298 75.106 77.979 72.660 71.809 75.682 (4)
7. 74.085 GER Hubertus Schmidt Escolar – 218 73.404 74.468 74.362 74.043 74.149 73.889 (7)
8. 72.511 GER Anabel Balkenhol Heuberger TSF – 271 72.021 72.766 74.149 71.277 72.340 72.100 (9)
9. 71.255 DEN Anders Dahl Fidelio van het Bloemenhof – 705 71.489 72.553 70.000 71.170 71.064 70.307 (11)
10. 70.659 GBR Susan Pape Harmony’s Don Noblesse – 708 72.340 70.851 69.149 70.319 70.638 72.121 (8)
11. 70.468 SWE Minna Telde Isac – 710 70.000 69.787 71.489 70.106 70.957 69.121 (14)
12. 69.766 AUT Astrid Neumayer Sir Simon 12 – 721 71.383 69.894 70.000 69.149 68.404 70.690 (10)
13. 69.724 FIN Stella Hagelstam New Hill Julitrea – 713 69.362 70.000 70.745 69.681 68.830 68.504 (15)
14. 67.574 SUI Birgit Wientzek Pläge Robinvale – 716 67.468 67.043 68.106 68.319 66.936 69.778 (12)
15. 66.489 GBR Laura Tomlinson Duval’s Capri Sonne Jr – 700 64.702 68.106 68.000 67.894 63.745 69.578 (13)