Isabell Werth & Weihegold OLD Win Salzburg World Cup Grand Prix to Kick Off Campaign for 4th Title for Partnership
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SALZBURG, Austria, Jan. 23, 2021–Isabell Werth embarked on her campaign for a fourth straight World Cup title on Weihegold OLD with a resounding victory in the Amadeus Horse Indoors Grand Prix Saturday.
Isabel and the 16-year-old Oldenburg mare, ranked second in the world, scored 81.848% for the win in the second Western European qualifier for the annual championship scheduled for Gothenburg, Sweden in April. Seven of the 10 Western European qualifiers have been canceled by the coronavirus pandemic.
Isabell needs only to compete in only two qualifiers irrespective of the placing to earn a start in the Final that if she does will give the pair the opportunity to become the first partnership in history to win four straight World Cups. The duo won in 2017, 2018 and 2019 but the 2020 final set for Las Vegas was canceled.
Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB, German team mates and No. 3 in the world, were second on 79.630% as the rider seeks to stay atop the Western European standings that is decided by points earned in the Freestyle to be held Sunday.
Sweden’s Patrik Kittel on Delaunay was third on 76.087% and the sole non-German in the top five. Patrik is second in the rankings.
Dorothee Schneider on Faustus placed fourth on 75.174% with Helen Langehanenberg on Annebelle fifth on 74.122%
The Salzburg event had been put off for a month amidst widespread show cancellations after the inaugural event in Denmark in the 2020-21 World Cup season and became the first international dressage competition in Europe this year.
World Cup Grand Prix
|Judges:||Claudia Thaler||Gabriela Valerianova||Katrina Wüst||Raphael Saleh||Thomas Lang|
|1.||81.848||GER||Isabell Werth||Weihegold OLD||80.543||82.065||81.304||82.826||82.5||80.145 (1)|
|2.||79.630||GER||Jessica von Bredow-Werndl||TSF Dalera BB||79.13||80||80.761||78.696||79.565||78.926 (2)|
|3.||76.087||SWE||Patrik Kittel||Delaunay OLD||74.674||76.087||75.761||76.63||77.283||75.100 (4)|
|4.||75.174||GER||Dorothee Schneider||Faustus 94||76.196||74.13||77.065||73.696||74.783||75.442 (3)|
|5.||74.457||GER||Helen Langehanenberg||Annabelle 110||74.457||75||72.609||76.196||74.022||74.122 (5)|
|6.||73.500||SWE||Antonia Ramel||Brother de Jeu||71.196||73.804||74.022||73.152||75.326||73.239 (7)|
|7.||72.804||DEN||Carina Cassøe Krüth||Heiline’s Danciera||71.739||73.913||71.522||73.804||73.043||73.924 (6)|
|8.||72.043||AUS||Simone Pearce||Destano||71.957||73.043||70.978||71.087||73.152||72.310 (8)|
|9.||72.000||FRA||Morgan Barbançon||Sir Donnerhall II OLD||74.13||71.63||71.413||71.848||70.978||71.372 (9)|
|10.||70.978||NED||Thamar Zweistra||Hexagon’s Double Dutch||67.935||72.717||70.87||71.739||71.63||71.252 (10)|
|11.||70.239||IRL||Anna Merveldt||Esporim||72.174||69.783||69.022||69.13||71.087||70.035 (11)|
|12.||68.718||BEL||Simon Missiaen||Charlie||67.5||69.783||69.457||69.239||67.609||68.233 (12)|
|13.||66.935||ITA||Francesco Zaza||Wispering Romance||64.239||67.5||67.717||67.5||67.717||67.786 (13)|
|14.||63.826||AUT||Franziska Fries||Atomic||62.174||64.348||64.348||63.043||65.217||64.831 (14)|