Sönke Rothenberger & Cosmo With Aachen CDI4* Grand Prix Win Career 2nd Highest Score

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Sönke Rothenberger rIding Cosmo to victory in the Aachen CDI4* Grand Prix. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

AACHEN, Germany, July 17, 2019–Sönke Rothenberger rode Cosmo to victory in the World Equestrian Festival CDI4* Grand Prix Wednesday with a career second highest score for the Olympic and World Games team gold medalists. The USA’s Adrienne Lyle in the Aachen debut of the American-bred Harmony’s Duval posted a personal best score to place sixth after less than six months at Big Tour.

Sönke and the 12-year-old KWPN gelding were awarded 81.370% for the victory in only their second Grand Prix since their team gold medal performance at the Tryon World Games last September where they logged their highest Grand Prix mark of 81.444%.

The German duo already are in the 90% Grand Prix Freestyle club of only five combinations in history.

Isabell Werth on Emilio, ranked No. 6 in the world, placed second on 79.435% with the 2017 European Championships bronze medal pair of Cathrine Dufour of Denmark on Cassidy third on 78.043%.

Adrienne Lyle, based in Wellington, Florida and the 11-year-old KWPN gray that was bred by Leslie Malone’s Harmony Sporthorses in Kiowa, Colorado scored 75.391% for were awarded for sixth place. (Separate story to come).

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix

Rank Nr. Rider

EUR Total
Horse

1 314
Sönke Rothenberger
GER
3200 81.370
2 325
Isabell Werth
GER
2000 79.435
3 304
Cathrine Dufour
DEN
1400 78.043
4 368
Jessica von Bredow-Werndl
GER
1000 76.587
5 315
Benjamin Werndl
GER

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700
6 340
Adrienne Lyle
USA
600 75.391
7 323
Dorothee Schneider
GER
400 75.239
8 348
Anne Meulendijks
NED
300 73.761
9 330
Charlotte Fry
GBR
200 71.913
10 333
Ingrid Klimke
GER
100 71.783
11 305
Ulrike Prunthaller
AUT
100 71.152
12 327
Hubertus Schmidt
GER
70.717
13 349
Matthias Bouten
GER
69.913
14 342
Claudio Castilla Ruiz
ESP
69.717
15 321
Michelle Hagman Hassink
SWE
69.326
16 322
Juan Matute Guimon
ESP
69.261
17 367
Jill de Ridder
GER
68.609
18 361
Mikaela Fabricius-Bjerre
FIN
68.435
19 355
Birgit Wientzek Pläge
SUI
68.391
20 341
Anna-Christina Abbelen
GER
67.217
21 369
Tristan Tucker
AUS
66.283