Jessica von Bredow-Werndl & Dalera Win Salzburg World Cup Freestyle, Beating Isabell Werth & Weihegold

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Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB ar Salzburg. © 2021 EQWO.net

SALZBURG, Austria, Jan. 24, 2021–Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB won the Amadeus Horse Indoor World Cup Freestyle Sunday to beat Isabell Werth and Weihegold that posted their lowest international musical performance result since their first freestyle five years ago.

The score of 87.960% for Jessica and the 14-year-old Trakehner mare gave the pair, ranked No. 3 in the  world, only the second victory over Isabell and Weihegold, the previous time being at the Stuttgart, Germany World Cup event in November 2019.

Isabell and Weihegold, 16-year-old Oldenburg mare, No. 2 in the world behind Isabell and Bella Rose, scored 84.720%, the lowest freestyle result since 83.450% posted in Amsterdam in January, 2016 that was the duo’s first international Freestyle. Isabell and Weihegold have had results of more than 90% in two of the three World Cup titles they have won and are campaigning for an unprecedented fourth straight championship. The 2020 final that was scheduled for Las Vegas was canceled because of Covid-19.

Mistakes in both the one- and two-tempi lines of changes were expensive for Isabell and Weihegold.

Helen Langehanenberg rode Annabelle to a personal best score of 81.340% for third place in only their third international Big Tour musical performance. The previous high score for Helen and the 13-year-old Holsteiner mare was 78.150% at this same venue in December 2019.

Dorothee Schneider and Faustus also posted a personal best score of 80.650% to complete a German sweep of the top four places in the second Western European World Cup qualifier leading to the final scheduled for Gothenburg, Sweden in April.

Seven Western European qualifiers have been canceled this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The only remaining event on the calendar is the Dutch Masters in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands in mid-March.

The latest results affirm Jessica’s place atop the Western European standings.

Results:

CDI-W World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges Katrina Wüst Raphael Saleh Thomas Lang Claudia Thaler Gabriela Valerianova
Pl. Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 87.960 GER Jessica von Bredow-Werndl TSF Dalera BB 88.45 89.075 89.325 86.6 86.35 86.258 (1)
2. 84.720 GER Isabell Werth Weihegold OLD 84.75 85.275 88.15 81.55 83.875 83.532 (2)
3. 81.340 GER Helen Langehanenberg Annabelle 110 80.1 83.1 81.475 80.475 81.55 80.946 (3)
4. 80.650 GER Dorothee Schneider Faustus 94 80.525 81.3 80.475 79.1 81.85 80.143 (5)
5. 80.125 SWE Patrik Kittel Delaunay OLD 80.525 81.65 82.15 76.15 80.15 80.394 (4)
6. 78.665 FRA Morgan Barbançon Sir Donnerhall II OLD 77.225 78.875 79.625 76.725 80.875 78.246 (6)
7. 77.875 NED Thamar Zweistra Hexagon’s Double Dutch 76.85 77.675 76.5 78.975 79.375 75.100 (8)
8. 77.460 SWE Antonia Ramel Brother de Jeu 79.25 77.375 77.125 76.375 77.175 76.894 (7)
9. 73.705 IRL Anna Merveldt Esporim 75.15 73.575 72.575 73.675 73.55 72.484 (11)
10. 73.580 DEN Carina Cassøe Krüth Heiline’s Danciera 75.325 70.9 73.95 72.925 74.8 74.987 (9)
11. 73.265 AUS Simone Pearce Destano 71.35 74.675 75 72.775 72.525 73.463 (10)
12. 69.570 ITA Francesco Zaza Wispering Romance 67.6 71.2 71.125 67.225 70.7 70.230 (12)
13. 69.230 AUT Franziska Fries Atomic 70.125 69.25 67.875 69.325 69.575 69.693 (13)