Isabell Werth Scores Above 80% on DSP Quantaz to Win CDI4* Grand Prix Special to Complete Sweep of Achleiten

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Isabell Werth and DSP Quantaz competing at the Achleiten CDI4*. © Michael Rzepa

ACHLEITEN, Austria, July 5, 2020–Isabell Werth rode DSP Quantaz to victory with a score above 80% at the CDI4* Grand Prix Special Sunday to complete a sweep of four Big Tour competitions in the return of Germany’s six-time Olympian to the international show arena.

Isabell, who has won more Olympic medals than any other equestrian and who will be 51 years old later this month, scored 80.149% for the ride in what was designed to test coronavirus protocols with limited entries ahead of two more CDI4* competitions over the next two months.

Katrina Wüst and Evi Eisenhardt, two German judges on the panel of five international officials, awarded Isabell and the 10-year-old German Sport Horse 78.936% and 78.830%, respectively, while the other three gave scores above 80%.

This was the third international competition for Isabell and Quantaz that is owned by Victoria Max-Theurer, who is coached  by Isabell.

She won the Grand Prix to qualify for this Special as well as placing first on Emilio, her world No. 9 mount, in both the Grand Prix and Freestyle.

Victoria, competing Abegglen FH NRW in the pair’s first international competition, placed second on 77.702%.

Abegglen, a 10-year-old Westfalen gelding, was previously competed by Marcus Hermes of Germany.

Florian Bacher and Fidertraum, who competed on Austria’s team at the 2019 European Championships, were third on a personal best score of 72.872%.

Ireland’s Anna Merveldt on Esporim also posted a personal best 71.426% for fourth place. The previous best result for Anna and the 11-year-old Lusitano stallion was 70.255%, logged a year ago and two months before competing on Ireland’s team at the 2019 European Championships.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix Special

            Judges:     Claudia Thaler Gabriela Valerianova Katrina Wüst Christof Umbach Dr. Evi Eisenhardt    
Place   Score %   Nation Athlete Horse     E H C M B    
1.   80.149   GER Isabell Werth DSP Quantaz     81.809 81.064 78.936 80.106 78.830    
2.   77.702   AUT Victoria Max-Theurer Abegglen FH NRW     78.617 77.766 79.681 77.553 74.894    
3.   72.872   AUT Florian Bacher Fidertraum     74.255 71.915 71.277 73.723 73.191    
4.   71.426   IRL Anna Merveldt Esporim     72.979 71.915 70.851 70.745 70.638    
5.   69.660   SUI Estelle Wettstein Quaterboy     66.915 70.745 69.468 71.915 69.255    
6.   65.447   AUT Katharina Haas Let It Be 11     64.468 64.149 65.851 66.064 66.702    
7.   65.170   AUT Amanda Hartung Fürst Flipper     64.468 65.213 64.255 65.000 66.915    
8.   64.830   ITA Monica Iemi Laressca     64.362 63.617 64.787 66.277 65.106    
SC.       GER Alina Röhricht Atlantis