Jessica von Bredow-Werndl & Unee BB Win Aachen CDI4* Grand Prix, Isabell & Don Johnson Post Lowest Ever Grand Prix Score

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Jessica von Bredow-Werndl of Germany riding Unee BB to victory in the World Equestrian Festival CDI4* at Aachen. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-new.com
Jessica von Bredow-Werndl of Germany riding Unee BB to victory in the World Equestrian Festival CDI4* at Aachen. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-new.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

AACHEN, Germany, July 16, 2014–Jessica von Bredow-Werndl rode Unee BB to victory in the World Equestrian Festival CDI4* Grand Prix Wednesday night that was marked by a disobedient Don Johnson FRH ridden by Isabell Werth posting the pair’s lowest ever Grand Prix score in more than three years on the Big Tour.

The victory on a score of 73.220 per cent by Germany’s Jessica and Unee BB, a 13-year-old KWPN stallion, was their third in almost 18 months at Grand Prix. The pair won the Grand Prix and the Freestyle at the World Cup qualifier in Gothenburg, Sweden in March.

Fellow German Fabienne Lütkemeier on D’Agostino FRH was second on 73.200 per cent.

Fabienne  Lütkemeier on D'Agostino FRH in the CDI4* Grand Prix. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Fabienne Lütkemeier on D’Agostino FRH in the CDI4* Grand Prix. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

One of the most emotional riders was Poland’s Beata Stremler on Rubicon D who placed third on 72.400 per cent. The pair began competing at Grand Prix only four months ago and this was their fourth show and the Grand Prix result was their best so far, and at the world’s premier dressage event.

Beata Stremler riding Rbicon D to third place at the World Equeatrian Festival CDI4* Grand Prix. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Beata Stremler riding Rbicon D to third place at the World Equeatrian Festival CDI4* Grand Prix. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Megan Lane,  the 23-year-old Canadian, rode her Caravella to 70.460 per cent and ninth place, the best finish of the four North Americans in the Grand Prix.

Megan competed Caravella in the North American Young Rider Championships in 2010 and began their Grand Prix career two years ago.

The partnership between Megan and the 13-year-old KWPN mare clicked during this year’s Florida winter circuit and the pair qualified for the Canadian team to go to the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France next month.

Canada's Megan Lane and Caravella in the World Equestrian Festival CDI4* Grand Prix at Aachen, their first competition outside Noth America. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Canada’s Megan Lane and Caravella in the World Equestrian Festival CDI4* Grand Prix at Aachen, their first competition outside Noth America. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

“It just hit me yesterday that I’m at Aachen,” she told dressage-news.com. “I tried to ride like this is just another show and not Aachen.

“I’m so happy… I don’t know what else to say… I’m… it is so great!”

Isabell Werth, Germany’s most decorated dressage rider was awarded 69.920 percent–the first Grand Prix result below 70 per cent for 11th place in the event in the Deutsche Bank dressage stadium.

It was the first day of dressage competition in the newly completed €8 million (US$10.8 million) extension and a newly configured supersized warmup arena with hedges at a level that shows the heads of passersby but nothing below that some riders said spooked their horses.

Isabell did not offer any complaints or excuses for the performance, especially in the first piaffe tour where the disobedience dropped their score to about 63 per cent for a couple of movements, by the 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding. Before Wednesday night, they had scored a low of 71.900 per cent to a high of 75.380 per cent this year.

Don Johnson FRH not obeying rider Isabell Werth in the CDI4* Grand Prix at Aachen, Germany. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Don Johnson FRH not obeying rider Isabell Werth in the CDI4* Grand Prix at Aachen, Germany. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix

Judge E: Francis Verbeek-van Rooy (NED) Judge H: Susan Hoevenaars (AUS)                                   Judge C Isabelle Judet (FRA) Judge M: Dietrich Plewa (GER) Judge B: Susanne Baarup (DEN)
Rank HORSE – Breeding
sex\colour\born\sire x siredam\
Judge E Judge H Judge C Judge M Judge B Total
RIDER
owner
Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank
1 Unee BB – KWPN
S \ DarkBay \ 2001 \ Gribaldi x Dageraad
GER
3200.0000 72.800 73.200 71.900 75.500 72.700 73.220
Jessica  von Bredow- Werndl
Bürchler-Keller Beatrice
( 2 ) ( 2 ) ( 5 ) ( 1 ) ( 2 )
2 D´Agostino FRH – HANN
G \ Chestnut \ 2000 \ De Niro x Shogun xx
GER
2000.0000 73.100 74.500 72.500 72.300 73.600 73.200
Fabienne  Lütkemeier
Gina Capellmann-Lütkemeier
( 1 ) ( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 7 ) ( 1 )
3 Rubicon D – RHEIN
G \ Black \ 2003 \ Rubin-Royal x Larome
POL
1400.0000 72.000 71.300 73.400 74.600 70.700 72.400
Beata  Stremler
Manfred u. Büttner-Loose, Regine u. Stremler, Beata Loose
( 3 ) ( 7 ) ( 1 ) ( 3 ) ( 6 )
4 Marakov
G \ Bay \ 2000 \ Rufus x Mitjulands
GBR
1000.0000 72.000 71.500 72.300 70.800 71.400 71.600
Michael  Eilberg
Mr F Eilberg
( 3 ) ( 5 ) ( 4 ) ( 9 ) ( 4 )
5 Forward Looking – WESTF
M \ Bay \ 2001 \ Fidermark I x Dinard L
GER
700.0000 68.000 71.200 72.500 75.100 70.600 71.480
Dorothee  Schneider
Gabriele Kippert
( 14 ) ( 8 ) ( 2 ) ( 2 ) ( 7 )
6 Girasol 7
M \ Chestnut \ 2001 \ Gribaldi x Landioso
GER
600.0000 71.200 71.000 71.400 73.100 70.200 71.380
Nadine  Capellmann
Nadine Capellmann
( 5 ) ( 9 ) ( 7 ) ( 5 ) ( 8 )
7 Glock´s Romanov – OLDBG
S \ Bay \ 2000 \ Rohdiamant x Grundstein II
NED
400.0000 68.800 68.600 71.700 73.200 71.800 70.820
Hans Peter  Minderhoud
Glock´s Holding BV
( 10 ) ( 13 ) ( 6 ) ( 4 ) ( 3 )
8 Diego OLD – OLDBG
G \ DarkBay \ 2000 \ Don Larino x Angelino
GER
300.0000 71.200 71.400 70.800 68.900 70.100 70.480
Marion  Engelen
Engelen Maria
( 5 ) ( 6 ) ( 9 ) ( 15 ) ( 10 )
9 Caravella – KWPN
M \ Bay \ 2001 \ Contango x Riverman
CAN
200.0000 70.600 71.700 71.000 69.700 69.300 70.460
Megan  Lane
Megan Lane
( 7 ) ( 4 ) ( 8 ) ( 12 ) ( 12 )
10 Florenciano 6 – KWPN
S \ Bay \ 2004 \ Florencio x Havidoff
GER
100.0000 69.800 72.600 69.100 69.000 71.400 70.380
Hubertus  Schmidt
Equus Invest AG
( 9 ) ( 3 ) ( 13 ) ( 13 ) ( 4 )
11 Don Johnson FRH – HANN
G \ Bay \ 2001 \ Don Frederico x Warkant
GER
100.0000 68.600 68.400 69.700 72.700 70.200 69.920
Isabell  Werth
Madeleine Winter-Schulze
( 11 ) ( 15 ) ( 12 ) ( 6 ) ( 8 )
12 Denzello – HANN
G \ Bay \ 2003 \ De Niro x Rohdiamant
USA
68.200 69.200 70.100 69.900 68.500 69.180
Lisa  Wilcox
Betty Wells
( 13 ) ( 12 ) ( 11 ) ( 11 ) ( 14 )
13 Loverboy 26 – HOLST
G \ DarkBay \ 2000 \ Lorentin I x Alcatraz
GER
66.200 70.000 69.000 71.700 67.900 68.960
Jenny  Lang
Christin & Jenny Lang
( 19 ) ( 10 ) ( 14 ) ( 8 ) ( 15 )
14 Doktor – OLDBG
G \ Bay \ 2003 \ Diamond Hit x Renoir I
USA
67.600 67.700 70.600 68.000 67.300 68.240
Shelly  Francis
Patricia A. Stempel
( 17 ) ( 17 ) ( 10 ) ( 16 ) ( 17 )
14 Breanna – HANN
M \ Bay \ 2000 \ Brentano II x Weltmeyer
USA
68.500 67.500 67.600 70.100 67.500 68.240
Kathleen  Raine
Kathleen Raine/Jennifer Mason/David Wightman
( 12 ) ( 18 ) ( 16 ) ( 10 ) ( 16 )
16 Fixdesign Chablis – DWB
G \ Chestnut \ 1997 \ Castro x Leonardo II
ITA
66.800 68.400 67.600 67.700 69.900 68.080
Valentina  Truppa
A.S.D. Centro Equestre Monferrato
( 18 ) ( 15 ) ( 16 ) ( 18 ) ( 11 )
17 Very Keen – KWPN
G \ DarkBay \ 2002 \ Oklund x Dutchboy
GER
70.600 69.500 66.800 66.500 66.600 68.000
Thomas  Wagner
Ulrike Michel
( 7 ) ( 11 ) ( 19 ) ( 20 ) ( 19 )
18 Hicksteadt – SACHS
G \ Bay \ 2003 \ Hudson x Walt Diesney
ESP
67.700 65.700 67.900 69.000 69.200 67.900
Borja  Carrascosa Martinez
Gudrun Bauer
( 16 ) ( 21 ) ( 15 ) ( 13 ) ( 13 )
19 Willano – NWB
G \ Grey \ 2002 \ Willemoes x Aleksander
DEN
66.000 68.600 66.800 67.700 66.600 67.140
Lars  Petersen
Global Dressage Sales Llc
( 20 ) ( 13 ) ( 19 ) ( 18 ) ( 19 )
20 Vradin – KWPN
M \ Bay \ 2002 \ Gribaldi x Michelangelo
BEL
68.000 67.400 67.200 65.300 67.000 66.980
Simon  Missiaen
Missiaen Roland
( 14 ) ( 19 ) ( 18 ) ( 21 ) ( 18 )
21 Smeyers Lazander – DWB
G \ Chestnut \ 2001 \ Solos Landtinus x Lebensmann
SUI
62.200 67.100 66.000 68.000 66.200 65.900
Marcela  Krinke Susmelj
Irene Meyer
( 22 ) ( 20 ) ( 21 ) ( 16 ) ( 21 )
22 Vitana V – KWPN
M \ Bay \ 2002 \ Donnerhall x Hemmingway
ESP
64.800 63.600 61.600 63.200 63.800 63.400
Morgan  Barbançon
J.Cuppen
( 21 ) ( 22 ) ( 22 ) ( 22 ) ( 22 )