Isabell Werth & Weihegold Win Cappeln CDI4* Grand Prix In Mare’s 1st CDI Since World Cup
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CAPPELN, Germany, July 26, 2019–Isabell and Weihegold OLD won the CDI4* Grand Prix Friday in the mare’s first CDI since the pair’s World Cup victory almost four months ago.
Isabell and the 14-year-old Oldenburg mare, ranked No. 1 in the world, scored 80.913% for the win.
Victoria Max-Theurer competing Blind Date for the first time this year placed second on 72.043% at her home stable. The four-time Olympian for Austria who rode Blind Date at the 2015 and 2017 European Championships is coached by Isabell.
Austria’s Florian Bacher on Fidertraum was third on 70.652%.
This competition is a selection event for Austria’s team for the European Championships in Rotterdam in August.
Just a week ago, Isabell celebrated her 50th birthday at the World Equestrian Festival in Aachen, Germany where she rode Bella Rose to the Dressage Championship and a personal best 90.450%.
On Weihegold, she scored above 90% at the 2017 European Championships and the 2018 World Cup Final, one of the three global championships for musical performances the pair have won, as well as team gold at the 2016 Olympics.
Isabell, the most decorated equestrian in the history of the Olympics with 10 medals, became the first rider in the world to take three different horses to scores above 80% and the first to take two different horses to scores above 90%. The only other riders to have attained 90% are Charlotte Dujardin on Valegro, Edward Gal on Totilas, Helen Langehanenberg on Damon Hill and Sönke Rothenberger on Cosmo.
CDI4* Grand Prix
Judges-E: Baarup Susanne-DEN H: Plewa Dietrich-GER C: Eisenhardt Evi-GER M: Torrente Cesar-COL B: Lang Thomas-AUT