Isabell Werth & Weihegold Win Achleiten CDI4* Grand Prix Special, Simone Pearce Sets Another Aussie Record

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Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD at Achleiten. © 2020 Michael Rzepa

ACHLEITEN, Austria, July 26, 2020–Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD won the CDI4* Grand Prix Special Sunday in the German pair’s first event since the coronavirus lockdown.

The world No. 2  and 2016 Olympic team gold medal combination scored 80.915% two days after taking the Grand Prix and six months since their last competition in which they qualified to defend the World Cup title.

The Covid-19 pandemic also prevented, at least for this year, the chance for the pair to become the first duo to win four consecutive World Cup championships as the Final set for Las Vegas in April was canceled.

Victoria Max-Theurer, the four-time Olympian for Austria, was runner-up on Abegglen FH NRW on a score of 77.596%, only the second Grand Prix Special for the pair.

Simone Pearce on Destano was third on 74.617%, an Australian record for the duo in only their third event beginning this year. Simone and Destano set a Grand Prix record on Friday.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Special

            Judges:   Alice Schwab Hans Voser Thomas Lang Elke Ebert Christof Umbach  
Pl.   Score %   Nat. Athlete Horse   E H C M B  
1.   80.915   GER Isabell Werth Weihegold OLD   81.17 79.255 82.234 81.809 80.106  
2.   77.596   AUT Victoria Max-Theurer Abegglen FH NRW   78.298 77.766 77.34 76.596 77.979  
3.   74.617   AUS Simone Pearce Destano   74.574 75 74.681 73.723 75.106  
4.   72.021   AUT Florian Bacher Fidertraum   72.553 71.809 71.383 71.702 72.66  
5.   71.170   AUT Christian Schumach Sinclair Jason   72.979 70.851 70 70.532 71.489  
6.   71.021   GER Christoph Koschel Eaton Unitechno   69.574 69.894 72.128 71.17 72.34  
7.   70.872   AUT Belinda Weinbauer Fustanella OLD   70.532 70.426 72.553 70.532 70.319  
8.   69.532   SUI Estelle Wettstein Quaterboy   68.936 69.043 69.681 67.66 72.34  
9.   62.064   ITA Elena Trius Bequepe   62.021 65 61.702 61.915 59.681  

CDI4* Intermediate 1

            Judges:   Dr. Evi Eisenhardt Elke Ebert Hans Voser Thomas Lang Alice Schwab  
Pl.   Score %   Nat. Athlete Horse   E H C M B  
1.   75.735   AUS Simone Pearce Montevideo 65   72.794 77.059 76.618 75.882 76.324  
2.   72.559   GER Frederic Wandres Quizmaster 8   70.882 73.824 72.941 70.147 75  
3.   70.088   GER Ferdinand Csaki Dwayn   67.941 68.529 72.059 70.735 71.176  
4.   66.030   AUT Isabella Willibald Richterhof’s Farbenfroh   67.353 65.294 63.971 66.324 67.206  
5.   65.382   AUT Chiara Pengg Alassio’s Boy   65 66.029 64.265 65.882 65.735