Isabell Werth Wins Amsterdam World Cup Grand Prix, Holding Off Challenge from Charlotte Dujardin & Freestyle

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Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

AMSTERDAM, Jan. 24, 2020–Isabell Werth rode Weihegold OLD to victory in the World Cup Grand Prix Friday, holding off a challenge from Charlotte Dujardin on Mount St. John Freestyle posting a personal best for runner-up.

Isabell and the 15-year-old Oldenburg mare were awarded 83.565% for the victory on the way to completing qualification to go to Las Vegas to defend their three straight championship titles.

Charlotte and the 11-year-old Hanoverian mare scored 81.956% that eclipsed the British pair’s previous best of 81.891% set at at Hartpury, England last July.

The German superstar and Weihegold OLD are completing the required two starts in a World Cup competition to earn a start at the Final in Las Vegas in mid-April in a bid to become the first combination to win four straight titles since the event was first held in 1986.

Emmelie Scholtens on Desperado was third on 77.869%, a personal best for the Netherlands team combination.

The Freestyle to determine points to get a start in Las Vegas is scheduled for Saturday.

Results:

CDI-W World Cup Grand Prix

Judges: Mariette Sanders van Gansewinkel Susanne Baarup Susan Hoevenaars Adriaan F. Hamoen Elke Ebert
Place Score % Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 83.565 GER Isabell Werth Weihegold OLD 83.696 85.000 84.565 82.174 82.391 79.355 (2)
2. 81.956 GBR Charlotte Dujardin Mount St John Freestyle 83.804 81.304 83.152 80.326 81.196 80.835 (1)
3. 77.869 NED Emmelie Scholtens Desperado N.O.P. 79.891 79.130 75.435 77.391 77.500 77.430 (4)
4. 77.391 GER Jessica von Bredow-Werndl Zaire-E 78.261 76.087 75.761 77.935 78.913 76.203 (5)
5. 76.587 NED Edward Gal Glock’s Zonik N.O.P. 78.804 75.978 77.174 75.543 75.435 78.913 (3)
6. 76.413 GER Helen Langehanenberg Damsey FRH 76.304 75.761 77.283 76.848 75.870 76.000 (6)
7. 75.696 GBR Charlotte Fry Everdale 74.130 75.870 77.935 76.630 73.913 74.004 (9)
8. 74.891 GER Dorothee Schneider DSP Sammy Davis JR. 75.761 75.109 73.152 74.565 75.870 75.670 (8)
9. 74.587 NED Hans Peter Minderhoud Glock’s Dream Boy N.O.P. 74.891 74.891 74.674 74.348 74.130 75.698 (7)
10. 73.065 NED Anne Meulendijks MDH Avanti N.O.P. 75.109 75.435 72.609 70.652 71.522 73.769 (10)
11. 72.283 NED Denise Nekeman Boston STH 73.261 72.174 71.957 72.826 71.196 72.316 (11)
12. 71.804 NED Adelinde Cornelissen Zephyr 71.957 71.630 71.522 71.413 72.500 71.980 (12)
13. 71.783 GER Sönke Rothenberger Santiano R 72.174 72.174 73.043 71.087 70.435 70.899 (13)
14. 70.630 ITA Francesco Zaza Wispering Romance 69.674 72.391 69.891 72.174 69.022 70.309 (14)
15. 69.696 DEN Lone Bang Larsen Bakkely’s Onandt 68.587 71.522 71.957 68.370 68.043 68.734 (16)
16. 68.935 BEL Simon Missiaen Charlie 67.717 69.348 69.239 69.891 68.478 69.925 (15)
17. 64.370 RSA Tanya Seymour Ramoneur 6 63.261 65.652 65.217 63.696 64.022 66.151 (17)