Isabell Werth & Bella Rose Score Near 85% to Win Shafhof CDI4* Grand Prix, Dorothee Schneider/Showtime, Jessica von Bredow-Werndl/Dalera Above 81%

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Isabell Werth on Bella Rose. File photo. © 2021 Michael Ruffler/PIX-Sportfotos

KRONBERG, Germany, June 25, 2021–Isabell Werth and Bella Rose scored near 85% to win the Schafhof CDI4* Grand Prix for the Special Friday while Dorothee Schneider on Showtime FRH and Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on TSF Dalera BB were above 81% a month to the Olympic Games.

Isabell, the most successful equestrian in history with 10 Olympic medals, and the 17-year-old Westfalen mare were awarded 84.978% to log the 23rd straight victory for the world No. 1 ranked partnership. For Isabell, 51, Tokyo will be her sixth Olympics. She has won six gold and four silver medals in her previous Olympics going back to Barcelona in 1992.

Dorothee Schneider on Showtime, a 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding, placed second on a personal best 81.522%, surpassing the previous high of 80.986% posted at the 2016 Olympics.

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on TSF Dalera BB, a 14-year-old Trakehner mare, was third on 81.326% to overcome mistakes that dropped the world No. 3 pair well below 70% before the duo recovered.

The three top placed combinations were on the 2019 European Championship gold medal team.

The Grand Prix Special is the banner event as it will decide team medals in Tokyo in a month.

Earlier Friday, Isabell rode DSP Quantaz to a score of 80.022% to win the Grand Prix for the Freestyle.

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix for Special

Judges: Evi Eisenhardt Raphael Saleh Christof Umbach Kurt Christensen Lars Andersson
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 84.978 GER Isabell Werth Bella Rose 2 85.978 83.913 82.500 85.326 87.174 79.919 (1)
2. 81.522 GER Dorothee Schneider Showtime FRH 83.370 81.196 81.739 81.522 79.783 78.010 (4)
3. 81.326 GER Jessica von Bredow-Werndl TSF Dalera BB 79.348 80.000 80.217 83.587 83.478 79.368 (2)
4. 76.870 GER Benjamin Werndl Daily Mirror 9 78.696 76.957 74.130 76.739 77.826 78.166 (3)
5. 75.131 GER Frederic Wandres Duke of Britain FRH 77.174 74.783 74.565 75.435 73.696 74.246 (5)
6. 71.218 GER Helen Langehanenberg Annabelle 110 69.783 68.261 71.848 74.022 72.174 72.369 (6)
7. 69.826 SUI Estelle Wettstein Quaterboy 72.174 69.674 69.130 67.717 70.435 70.440 (8)
8. 69.782 DEN Anna Kasprzak Rock Star 13 71.304 69.13 67.935 72.391 68.152 70.576 (7)
9. 68.500 RUS Marina Aframeeva Marcus 68.587 68.370 67.391 67.174 70.978 68.489 (9)
10. 68.261 GER Carina Scholz Tarantino 5 71.522 69.891 66.522 65.978 67.391 68.017 (10)
11. 66.565 RUS Tatyana Kosterina Diavolessa VA 68.043 66.196 64.457 65.652 68.478 66.670 (12)
12. 66.304 RUS Maria Shuvalova Ilyumzhinov Famous Cross 66.413 65.978 63.587 66.304 69.239 66.535 (13)
13. 65.891 RUS Irina Zakhrabekova Armas Balago II 65.217 66.522 65.543 65.435 66.739 67.692 (11)