Ulla Salzgeber & Herzruf’s Erbe Win Munich CDI5* Freestyle With Personal Best Score

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Ulla Salzgeber and Herzruf's Erbe at Munich. © 2011 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Ulla Salzgeber and Herzruf's Erbe at Munich. © 2011 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

MUNICH, Germany, June 5–Ulla Salzgeber rode Herzruf’s Erbe to capture the World Dressage Masters Freestyle Sunday, with the top five of the eight starters scoring above 80 per cent, four of them recording personal best scores.

The score for Ulla and Herzruf’s Erbe of 83.125 per cent easily topped their previous best of 81.350 per cent the German combination were awarded at Neumünster, Germany, earlier this year.

Fellow German Christoph Koschel on his World Equestrian Games mount Donnperignon placed second with 82.525 per cent, the first time they have scored above 80 per cent. Isabell Werth and Warum Nicht FRH were third on 81.475 per cent.

Sweden’s Patrik Kittel and his WEG mount, Watermill Scandic H.B.C. were fourth on a score 81.175 per cent, a personal best and on ly the second time above 80 per cent for the pair. Austria’s Victoria Max-Theurer and Augustin OLD were also above 80 per cent for the first time, scoring 80.875 per cent.

“He is getting better and better,” Ulla said after the CDI5* which offered €100,000 (US$146,000) in prize money. “It is nice to feel he is enjoying himself and is much steadier. Now I can enjoy the ride, too.”

Christoph Koschel and Donnperignon in the Munich CDI5*. © 2011 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

A €25,000 rider award for accumulating the most points in the four events that make up WDM was won by Germany’s Anja Plönzke on Le Mont d’Or.

Munich CDI5* Freestyle results