Isabell Werth & Weihegold OLD Win Salzburg World Cup Grand Prix to Kick Off Campaign for 4th Title for Partnership

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

SALZBURG, Austria, Jan. 23, 2021–Isabell Werth embarked on her campaign for a fourth straight World Cup title on Weihegold OLD with a resounding victory in the Amadeus Horse Indoors Grand Prix Saturday.

Isabel and the 16-year-old Oldenburg mare, ranked second in the world, scored 81.848% for the win in the second Western European qualifier for the annual championship scheduled for Gothenburg, Sweden in April. Seven of the 10 Western European qualifiers have been canceled by the coronavirus pandemic.

Isabell needs only to compete in only two qualifiers irrespective of the placing to earn a start in the Final that if she does will give the pair the opportunity to become the first partnership in history to win four straight World Cups. The duo won in 2017, 2018 and 2019 but the 2020 final set for Las Vegas was canceled.

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB, German team mates and No. 3 in the world, were second on 79.630% as the rider seeks to stay atop the Western European standings that is decided by points earned in the Freestyle to be held Sunday.

Sweden’s Patrik Kittel on Delaunay was third on 76.087% and the sole non-German in the top five. Patrik is second in the rankings.

Dorothee Schneider on Faustus placed fourth on 75.174% with Helen Langehanenberg on Annebelle fifth on 74.122%

The Salzburg event had been put off for a month amidst widespread show cancellations after the inaugural event in Denmark in the 2020-21 World Cup season and became the first international dressage competition in Europe this year.

Results:

World Cup Grand Prix

Judges: Claudia Thaler Gabriela Valerianova Katrina Wüst Raphael Saleh Thomas Lang
Pl. Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 81.848 GER Isabell Werth Weihegold OLD 80.543 82.065 81.304 82.826 82.5 80.145 (1)
2. 79.630 GER Jessica von Bredow-Werndl TSF Dalera BB 79.13 80 80.761 78.696 79.565 78.926 (2)
3. 76.087 SWE Patrik Kittel Delaunay OLD 74.674 76.087 75.761 76.63 77.283 75.100 (4)
4. 75.174 GER Dorothee Schneider Faustus 94 76.196 74.13 77.065 73.696 74.783 75.442 (3)
5. 74.457 GER Helen Langehanenberg Annabelle 110 74.457 75 72.609 76.196 74.022 74.122 (5)
6. 73.500 SWE Antonia Ramel Brother de Jeu 71.196 73.804 74.022 73.152 75.326 73.239 (7)
7. 72.804 DEN Carina Cassøe Krüth Heiline’s Danciera 71.739 73.913 71.522 73.804 73.043 73.924 (6)
8. 72.043 AUS Simone Pearce Destano 71.957 73.043 70.978 71.087 73.152 72.310 (8)
9. 72.000 FRA Morgan Barbançon Sir Donnerhall II OLD 74.13 71.63 71.413 71.848 70.978 71.372 (9)
10. 70.978 NED Thamar Zweistra Hexagon’s Double Dutch 67.935 72.717 70.87 71.739 71.63 71.252 (10)
11. 70.239 IRL Anna Merveldt Esporim 72.174 69.783 69.022 69.13 71.087 70.035 (11)
12. 68.718 BEL Simon Missiaen Charlie 67.5 69.783 69.457 69.239 67.609 68.233 (12)
13. 66.935 ITA Francesco Zaza Wispering Romance 64.239 67.5 67.717 67.5 67.717 67.786 (13)
14. 63.826 AUT Franziska Fries Atomic 62.174 64.348 64.348 63.043 65.217 64.831 (14)