Isabell Werth Scores Above 80% on DSP Quantaz to Win CDI4* Grand Prix Special to Complete Sweep of Achleiten
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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.
CDI4* Grand Prix Special
|Judges:||Claudia Thaler||Gabriela Valerianova||Katrina Wüst||Christof Umbach||Dr. Evi Eisenhardt|
|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|
|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|