Isabell Werth & DSP Quantaz Win Hagen Horse & Dreams CDI4* Grand Prix for 8th Straight Victory

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Isabell Werth and DSP Quantaz. File photo. © 2020 Michael Rzepa

HAGEN, Germany, Sept. 25, 2020–Isabell Werth and DSP Quantaz won the Horses & Dreams CDI4* Grand Prix Friday for the eighth straight victory since the beginning of the partnership almost 17 months ago. German team mate Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on Zaire-E was runner-up with Great Britain’s Charlotte Fry on Dark Legend posting a personal best to place third.

Isabell and the 10-year-old German Sport Horse gelding scored 79.913%, just shy of the personal best of 80.348% set two months ago at Achleiten, Austria, the home show of Victoria Max-Theurer, owner of the horse. The pair began Big Tour in May last year with only one of nine starts not being a win.

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and Zaire-E placed second on 77.500%. Jessica and the 16-year-old KWPN mare are ranked 12th in the world but has been overshadowed in the past year by the rider’s success on TSF Dalera BB that has boosted the pair to third in the world.

Great Britain’s Charlotte Fry and Dark Legend posted a personal best 76.717% for third in the pair’s first competition since their previous best of 76.413% in February, prior to coronavirus lockdowns throughout much of the world.

The partnership of Charlotte and the 12-year-old KWPN gelding has seen them compete at European Championships at Young Rider in 2017, Under-25 in 2018 and senior level last year.

Germany’s Frederic Wandres on Duke of Britain also posted a personal best 76.696% for fourth.

Sweden’s experienced team combination of Therese Nilshagen and Dante Weltino placed fifth on 75.956%.

The next three placings were all with personal best scores.

Victoria Max-Theurer and Abegglen FH NRW were fifth on 75.848% in the first international competition outside the pair’s home at Achleiten. Victoria, a four-time Olympian and the 10-year-old Westfalen gelding competed at three CDI4* at Achleiten in July and August, placing second in all six starts.

Finland’s Henri Ruoste rode Kontestro DB to a personal best score of 74.848% in the fourth Grand Prix since beginning international Big Tour  competition seven months ago. The previous best for Henri and the 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding was 74.065% posted two months ago.

Laura Tomlinson and DSP Rose of Bavaria scored a personal best 74.174% in their 10 months at Big Tour.  The previous high was 73.369% set a month ago by the British Olympic team gold medal rider and the 10-year-old German Sport Horse mare.

The Netherlands’ Adelinde Cornelissen debuted Fleau de Baian at Big Tour for 73.304% and ninth place.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix for Special

            Judges:   Henning Lehrmann Marietta Almasy Christof Umbach Susanne Baarup Katrina Wüst  
Pl.   Score %   Nat. Athlete Horse   E H C M B  
1.   79.913   GER Isabell Werth DSP Quantaz   83.587 79.783 80.87 77.935 77.391  
2.   77.500   GER Jessica von Bredow-Werndl Zaire-E   78.37 75.543 78.478 77.174 77.935  
3.   76.717   GBR Charlotte Fry Dark Legend   77.609 76.304 75 77.5 77.174  
4.   76.696   GER Frederic Wandres Duke of Britain   76.63 76.087 77.065 76.413 77.283  
5.   75.956   SWE Therese Nilshagen Dante Weltino OLD   75.978 77.391 74.891 76.087 75.435  
6.   75.848   AUT Victoria Max-Theurer Abegglen FH NRW   75.978 75.652 76.304 75.217 76.087  
7.   74.848   FIN Henri Ruoste Kontestro DB   77.5 74.783 75 73.804 73.152  
8.   74.174   GBR Laura Tomlinson DSP Rose of Bavaria   75.761 74.239 72.391 74.13 74.348  
9.   73.304   NED Adelinde Cornelissen Fleau de Baian   73.478 71.522 72.717 73.37 75.435  
10.   73.152   GER Lena Waldmann Fiderdance   73.478 72.826 73.152 71.739 74.565  
11.   72.478   FIN Emma Kanerva Dambacu NL   73.696 71.196 71.739 71.848 73.913  
12.   71.848   GER Beatrice Buchwald Brancusi   75.109 69.783 72.174 71.413 70.761  
13.   71.522   GER Hubertus Schmidt Escorial 159   71.957 70.978 70.978 72.283 71.413  
14.   68.478   JPN Shingo Hayashi Fernando 697   66.739 68.913 67.826 69.783 69.13  
15.   67.652   ESP Ivan Nieto Sanchez Attraktiv 6   66.196 67.826 69.674 69.348 65.217  
16.   67.609   JPN Ryunosuke Kuroda Bellatre D.E.S   68.587 66.196 68.913 66.196 68.152  
17.   67.152   FRA Guillaume Lundy Cne Tempo IFCE   69.022 67.391 67.283 65.87 66.196  
18.   67.109   NED Lisanne Veenje Wirdmer Fan’e Boppelannensport   67.935 66.957 67.5 66.63 66.522  
19.   67.043   GER Johanna von Fircks Edmonton 5   66.304 67.391 68.478 65.435 67.609  
20.   66.326   GER Ninja Rathjens Scaramouche 30   65.761 65.109 66.196 65.652 68.913  
21.   65.609   IND Anush Agarwalla Flovinos Feiner Kerl   66.522 63.478 65.87 64.565 67.609  
22.   64.696   JPN Kazuki Sado Ludwig Der Sonnenkoenig 2   64.783 65.543 61.196 66.304 65.652  
23.   63.804   IRL Dane Rawlins Espoire   62.065 64.13 64.022 64.457 64.348  
SC.       SWE Antonia Ramel Brother de Jeu