Isabell Werth Posts 80% in Grand Prix on 2 Horses at Achleiten CDI4*

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Isabell Werth riding Weihegold OLD in 2019 to their third World Cup title and ready to go to Las Vegas seeking an unprecedented third straight title. File photo. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

ACHLEITEN, Austria, July 24, 2020–Isabell Werth posted 80% in the Grand Prix on two different horses–Weihegold OLD and DSP Quantaz– o win the two Grand Prix at the Achleiten CDI4* Friday.

Isabell, three days after her 51st birthday, was scored 81.174% on her world No. 2 Weihegold OLD in the Grand Prix for the Special.

The performance on Weihegold was the second this year, the first at Amsterdam in January where they logged a double victory. She had secured a start for the 15-year-old Oldenburg mare at the World Cup Final at Las Vegas before it was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. She planned to ride her 2016 Olympic team gold and individual silver mount to an unprecedented fourth straight title in the annual championship.

Earlier in the day, Isabell rode DSP Quantaz to victory in the Grand Prix for the Freestyle on a score of 80.348%, the fourth horse in which the German superstar has breached 80% at Grand Prix. In addition to Weihegold, she has achieved the mark on Bella Rose, on which she is ranked No. 1, and Emilio, at nine on the world standings.

Victoria Max-Theurer on Abegglen FH NRW placed second on 77.631% in the Special qualifier in only their second Big Tour event.

Simone Pearce on Destano set an Australian Grand Prix record score of 74.152% for third place. This was only their third event since beginning their international partnership this year.

Isabell scored 80.348% on Quantaz, 10-year-old German Sport Horse. This was the German superstar’s second Big Tour event this month when international horse sports resumed after a break of 3 1/2 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Scores for Isabell and Quantaz ranged from a high of 82.065%, a score of 81.413%, 80.870%, one of 78.913% and the lowest 78.478%. Quantaz is owned by Austria’s four-time Olympian Victoria Max-Theurer.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix for Special

            Judges:   Elke Ebert Thomas Lang Christof Umbach Dr. Evi Eisenhardt Hans Voser  
Pl.   Score %   Nat. Athlete Horse   E H C M B  
1.   81.174   GER Isabell Werth Weihegold OLD   79.13 82.283 82.609 81.522 80.326  
2.   77.631   AUT Victoria Max-Theurer Abegglen FH NRW   78.261 75.435 80.326 76.848 77.283  
3.   74.152   AUS Simone Pearce Destano   74.022 72.283 74.891 73.913 75.652  
4.   71.239   AUT Belinda Weinbauer Fustanella OLD   72.065 70.652 71.739 71.63 70.109  
5.   70.478   SUI Estelle Wettstein Quaterboy   70.652 69.565 71.087 70.652 70.435  
6.   70.457   AUT Florian Bacher Fidertraum   70.109 70 70.652 70.326 71.196  
7.   69.826   AUT Christian Schumach Sinclair Jason   69.783 69.565 69.891 70.435 69.457  
8.   68.131   GER Christoph Koschel Eaton Unitechno   69.239 66.957 68.37 68.478 67.609  
9.   63.391   ITA Elena Trius Bequepe   65.87 64.13 63.043 60.543 63.37