Isabell Werth & Weihegold Win World Cup Final, 3rd Title for German Superstar

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Isabell Werth on Weihegold in their one-handed final centerline to win the World Cup Final in Omaha, the third freestyle championship for the German superstar. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

OMAHA, Nebraska, April 1, 2017–Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD won the World Cup Final Saturday, the third annual Freestyle championship for the German superstar.

Isabell and the 12-year-old Oldenburg mare, the No. combination in the world, scored 90.704 per cent, slightly below the 90.720 per cent the pair won the World Cup qualifier at Amsterdam in January.

Laura Graves of the United States on Verdades was reserve champion with a career high score of 85.307 per cent, surpassing their previous best of 85.196 per cent set at the Rio Olympics. Carl Hester of Great Britain on Nip Tuck was third on 83.757 per cent.

Laura Graves and Verdades in the World Cup Final Freestyle. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

“I had the goal to have the best competition in the Freestyle after a great season,” Isabell said after her ride and 27 years since she competed in her first dressage championship. “Weihegold was so focused, she knew it could be her day.

“Laura pushed me up to be the best we could show. Fantastic atmosphere, fantastic competition, fantastic awards.

“It was a very special victory for sure, maybe a reason to keep going for 10 more years.”

All three were riding their 2016 Olympic mounts–Isabell and Weihegold Olympic team gold and individual silver, Laura and Verdades team bronze and Carl and Nip Tuck team silver.

Laura of Geneva, Florida and ranked No. 4 in the world and the reigning U.S. champion having competed on the 15-year-old KWPN gelding in the 2014 World Games, 2015 World Cup Final in Las Vegas and the Pan American Games as well as on last year’s American bronze medal team at the Rio Olympics, said:

“I knew these two (Carl Hester and Isabell Werth) were coming behind me. I was sitting there watching their rides and I didn’t rea;ize how badly I wanted to win.

“When I saw Isabell come out of the arena and the camera panned to the World Cup I thought, ‘I want that so badly.’

“I was a little disappointed… but coming second to Isabell feels a lot like winning.

“It is the first time on a podium as an individual, something I won’t forget.”

Isabell won her first World Cup 25 years ago on Fabienne, her second 10 years ago on Warum Nicht in Las Vegas and with Saturday’s victory has won more World Cup titles than any other rider except for Anky van Grunsven of the Netherlands with nine in the 32 years of the Finals.

More than half of the crowd of almost 8,600 spectators that had watched the Final stayed for the awards ceremony that was perhaps the most boisterous of any with Isabell spraying the Laura and Carl with Champagne then holding the bottle while they took a drink and going to the grooms to give them a drink.

Isabell Werth holding up the World Cup in the awards ceremony…. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

The serious moment over… Isabell Werth gives Carl Hester a Champagne shower. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

And to bring the crowd to their feet…

Isabell Werth gives Carl Hester a big kiss after giving him a Champagne shower. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Results:

World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle
RANK HNR COMPETITOR NATION K E H C M B F TOTAL

Placed competitors

1. 774 Weihegold OLD Isabell Werth GER  A:  85.500 % 85.000 % 88.750 % 83.750 % 85.250 % 87.250 % 83.750 % 90.704 %
50.900,00 EUR
black / 12y. / M / OLDBG / Don Schufro / Sandro Hit / 102ZI90 / Arns-Krogmann, Christine  B:  96.400 % 95.600 % 96.400 % 93.200 % 94.400 % 97.400 % 97.200 %
 Total  90.950 %
(1)
90.300 %
(1)
92.575 %
(1)
88.475 %
(1)
89.825 %
(1)
92.325 %
(1)
90.475 %
(1)
2. 898 Verdades Laura Graves USA  A:  80.500 % 81.500 % 81.000 % 82.500 % 80.250 % 80.750 % 84.000 % 85.307 %
43.900,00 EUR
bay / 15y. / G / KWPN / Florett As / Goya / 103CK84 / Laura Graves & Curt Maes  B:  89.000 % 92.000 % 88.400 % 87.200 % 88.800 % 87.800 % 90.600 %
 Total  84.750 %
(2)
86.750 %
(2)
84.700 %
(2)
84.850 %
(2)
84.525 %
(2)
84.275 %
(3)
87.300 %
(2)
3. 750 Nip Tuck Carl Hester GBR  A:  78.500 % 79.500 % 80.500 % 77.750 % 76.750 % 81.750 % 79.250 % 83.757 %
33.000,00 EUR
bay / 13y. / G / KWPN / Don Ruto / Animo / 102UB47 / Mr C Hester, Miss Jane de la Mare  B:  88.400 % 90.200 % 88.800 % 84.400 % 86.400 % 90.800 % 89.600 %
 Total  83.450 %
(3)
84.850 %
(3)
84.650 %
(3)
81.075 %
(3)
81.575 %
(3)
86.275 %
(2)
84.425 %
(3)
4. 892 Vancouver K Judy Reynolds IRL  A:  74.750 % 73.000 % 72.750 % 73.500 % 74.500 % 75.250 % 76.250 % 79.571 %
21.500,00 EUR
bay / 15y. / G / KWPN / Jazz / Ferro / IRL40808 / Joe & Kathleen Reynolds  B:  84.600 % 85.400 % 82.600 % 87.200 % 85.400 % 85.400 % 83.400 %
 Total  79.675 %
(5)
79.200 %
(5)
77.675 %
(9)
80.350 %
(4)
79.950 %
(5)
80.325 %
(4)
79.825 %
(4)
5. 894 Cennin Madeleine Witte-Vrees NED  A:  76.250 % 76.000 % 75.500 % 75.750 % 75.000 % 77.500 % 76.250 % 79.046 %
18.800,00 EUR
chest / 10y. / S / KWPN / Vivaldi / Donnerhall / 104MY84 / N.F. Witte & J.E.J. Cuppen  B:  83.600 % 84.200 % 82.800 % 80.200 % 80.600 % 82.200 % 80.800 %
 Total  79.925 %
(4)
80.100 %
(4)
79.150 %
(5)
77.975 %
(7)
77.800 %
(6)
79.850 %
(5)
78.525 %
(5)
6. 893 Glock’s Voice Edward Gal NED  A:  73.000 % 75.000 % 76.250 % 75.000 % 77.750 % 76.000 % 74.500 % 78.921 %
14.300,00 EUR
black / 15y. / S / KWPN / De Niro / Rohdiamant / NED40937 / Glock Hpc Holding  B:  79.800 % 83.200 % 85.200 % 83.400 % 84.000 % 82.800 % 79.000 %
 Total  76.400 %
(8)
79.100 %
(6)
80.725 %
(4)
79.200 %
(5)
80.875 %
(4)
79.400 %
(6)
76.750 %
(6)
7. 899 Goerklintgaards Dublet Kasey Perry-Glass USA  A:  74.750 % 70.250 % 72.500 % 74.000 % 71.000 % 73.750 % 69.500 % 77.068 %
9.800,00 EUR
bay / 14y. / G / DWB / Diamond Hit / Ferro / 103NW13 / Diane Perry  B:  83.800 % 79.200 % 84.000 % 84.400 % 80.000 % 80.800 % 81.000 %
 Total  79.275 %
(6)
74.725 %
(10)
78.250 %
(7)
79.200 %
(5)
75.500 %
(9)
77.275 %
(8)
75.250 %
(9)
8. 896 Mister X Inessa Merkulova RUS  A:  72.750 % 71.000 % 72.000 % 70.250 % 70.000 % 73.250 % 71.750 % 76.414 %
7.000,00 EUR
bay / 13y. / G / TRAK / Egeus / – / 102YZ81 / Merkulov, Inessa  B:  80.600 % 80.400 % 83.200 % 82.200 % 80.000 % 80.800 % 81.600 %
 Total  76.675 %
(7)
75.700 %
(8)
77.600 %
(10)
76.225 %
(9)
75.000 %
(10)
77.025 %
(9)
76.675 %
(7)
9. 900 Rosamunde Steffen Peters USA  A:  70.250 % 70.500 % 74.500 % 72.250 % 69.750 % 74.500 % 69.750 % 75.879 %
6.100,00 EUR
bay / 10y. / M / RHLD / Rock Forever / Fidermark / 103MZ45 / Four Winds Farm  B:  75.600 % 79.200 % 83.800 % 80.800 % 82.400 % 81.000 % 78.000 %
 Total  72.925 %
(12)
74.850 %
(9)
79.150 %
(5)
76.525 %
(8)
76.075 %
(8)
77.750 %
(7)
73.875 %
(11)
10. 649 Du Soleil Kristy Oatley AUS  A:  70.250 % 73.000 % 74.500 % 70.000 % 72.250 % 74.250 % 71.500 % 75.868 %
5.200,00 EUR
chest / 13y. / G / HANN / De Niro / Caprimond / 102ZI76 / Oatley, Rosalind & Robert  B:  78.200 % 81.400 % 81.600 % 77.400 % 81.000 % 79.000 % 77.800 %
 Total  74.225 %
(10)
77.200 %
(7)
78.050 %
(8)
73.700 %
(10)
76.625 %
(7)
76.625 %
(10)
74.650 %
(10)
11. 749 Rustique Mai Tofte Olesen DEN  A:  70.750 % 69.250 % 69.500 % 70.750 % 69.500 % 71.500 % 71.750 % 74.300 %
4.300,00 EUR
grey / 15y. / G / DWB / Heslegard’s Rubin / Midt-West Ibi-Light / 104EK15 / Birgit Meister, Mai & Henrik Tofte  B:  78.200 % 78.800 % 76.200 % 76.200 % 79.000 % 79.000 % 79.800 %
 Total  74.475 %
(9)
74.025 %
(12)
72.850 %
(13)
73.475 %
(11)
74.250 %
(12)
75.250 %
(11)
75.775 %
(8)
12. 897 Smeyers Molberg Marcela Krinke-Susmelj SUI  A:  70.750 % 70.250 % 71.500 % 71.250 % 71.500 % 71.750 % 71.250 % 74.146 %
3.400,00 EUR
bay / 16y. / G / DWB / Michellino / Rambo / DEN40115 / Meyer Irene + Krinke Susmelj Marcel  B:  76.400 % 79.200 % 79.200 % 75.600 % 77.200 % 77.600 % 74.600 %
 Total  73.575 %
(11)
74.725 %
(10)
75.350 %
(11)
73.425 %
(12)
74.350 %
(11)
74.675 %
(12)
72.925 %
(12)
13. 648 Bandurria Kacero Maria Florencia Manfredi ARG  A:  66.500 % 67.750 % 70.000 % 65.250 % 65.750 % 67.500 % 67.000 % 70.696 %
3.400,00 EUR
bay / 12y. / G / AAFE / Wonder Boy / – / 104FE18 / Sztyrle Enrique  B:  72.600 % 75.400 % 78.600 % 73.600 % 74.200 % 73.800 % 71.800 %
 Total  69.550 %
(14)
71.575 %
(13)
74.300 %
(12)
69.425 %
(13)
69.975 %
(14)
70.650 %
(14)
69.400 %
(14)
14. 748 Xama Dos Pinhais Joao Victor Marcari Oliva BRA  A:  67.000 % 66.250 % 65.750 % 65.250 % 68.000 % 68.750 % 68.500 % 70.321 %
3.400,00 EUR
grey / 15y. / S / LUSIT / 102XF50 / José Victor Oliva Jr  B:  73.400 % 74.600 % 73.200 % 71.600 % 72.800 % 74.600 % 74.800 %
 Total  70.200 %
(13)
70.425 %
(14)
69.475 %
(14)
68.425 %
(14)
70.400 %
(13)
71.675 %
(13)
71.650 %
(13)

Total: €225,000