Isabell Werth & Weihegold OLD Win Stuttgart World Cup Grand Prix

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Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD. File photo. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

STUTTGART, Germany, Nov. 15, 2019–Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD won the World Cup Grand Prix Friday in the first competition by the world’s No. 2 partnership seeking to qualify for the Final in Las Vegas next April to try for a fourth straight title.

Isabell and the 14-year-old Oldenburg mare were awarded 81.565% for the win, the seventh Grand Prix in a row with a score above 80% for the combination that also won team gold at the 2016 Olympics.

This was the first of two qualifiers the German superstar and Weihegold that won the World Cup in 2017 at Omaha, 2018 in Paris and in Gothenburg, Sweden earlier this year need to complete to go to Las Vegas.

Team mate Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on TSF Dalera BB placed second on a personal best 79.848%. Their previous high Grand Prix result was 79.217% at Geneva a year ago. The duo were on the German gold medal team at the 2018 Tryon World Equestrian Games and the European Championships in September where the pair also took Freestyle bronze.

Dorothee Schneider and Sammy Davis Jr. were third on 77.761% while Benjamin Werndl and Daily Mirror scored 75.717% for fourth place.

The Freestyle to decide points in the third of 11 qualifiers in Western Europe is scheduled for Saturday.

Results:

World Cup Grand Prix

Judges Hans-Christian Matthiesen Monique Peutz-Vegter Christof Umbach Dr. Evi Eisenhardt Alice Schwab
Pl. Score Nat. Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 81.565 GER Isabell Werth Weihegold OLD 82.283 80.435 80.652 82.826 81.630 78.243 (3)
2. 79.848 GER Jessica von Bredow-Werndl TSF Dalera BB 80.217 78.370 79.565 80.652 80.435 78.488 (2)
3. 77.761 GER Dorothee Schneider DSP Sammy Davis JR. 76.957 76.522 78.804 77.065 79.457 79.069 (1)
4. 75.717 GER Benjamin Werndl Daily Mirror 9 75.978 76.304 74.891 75.109 76.304 74.134 (5)
5. 74.108 GER Helen Langehanenberg Damsey FRH 73.804 72.717 72.391 75.652 75.978 76.005 (4)
6. 73.326 GER Frederic Wandres Duke of Britain 73.587 72.065 74.457 73.261 73.261 71.216 (8)
7. 71.435 GBR Charlotte Fry Dark Legend 71.630 69.891 71.739 73.913 70.000 71.302 (7)
8. 71.261 AUS Kristy Oatley Du Soleil 72.174 71.087 72.717 70.217 70.109 69.985 (11)
9. 71.174 AUT Victoria Max-Theurer Benaglio 71.196 71.196 71.522 69.783 72.174 70.073 (10)
10. 71.087 BEL Laurence Roos Fil Rouge 70.761 70.543 72.609 71.304 70.217 69.760 (12)
11. 70.935 IRL Judy Reynolds Vancouver K 72.174 68.152 70.761 70.761 72.826 71.309 (6)
12. 69.109 NED Lucie Louws Evito 69.891 67.391 70.000 67.283 70.978 69.673 (13)
13. 68.652 KOR Young-Shik Hwang Despino 15 68.913 68.913 68.152 70.435 66.848 70.364 (9)
14. 68.283 GBR Louise Anne Bell Into the Blue 67.500 67.609 68.587 69.891 67.826 69.114 (15)
15. 68.043 NED Denise Nekeman Boston STH 68.804 68.370 69.239 66.413 67.391 69.322 (14)
16. 62.783 BEL Simon Missiaen Charlie 63.370 65.326 59.348 62.391 63.478 66.290 (16)