Jessica von Bredow-Werndl Wins Dutch Masters World Cup Freestyle to Earn Start in Championship Final

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Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on YSF Dalera BB. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

‘s-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, Mar. 12, 2022–Jessica von Bredow-Werndl rode TSF Dalera BB to victory in the Dutch Masters World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday to earn an invitation to the championship Final and a chance for the world No. 1 partnership to add another title.

Jessica and the 15-year-old Trakehner mare scored 90.555%, the fifth result above 90% for the Olympic, World Equestrian Games and European Championship gold medal pair. The win put the duo at the top of the standing for Western Europe of which this was the last qualifier.

Jessica might have expected a bigger score, but as she pointed out later: “I decided a few years ago I don’t care too much about the score because I can’t influence it – the only thing I can influence is my riding and my performance and today Dalera was just incredible

“Technically I think it was the best Freestyle I’ve ever ridden, it felt so effortless and so smooth, there was not a single second when I was not 100% sure that we were going to make it!”

The only annual global championship is scheduled for Leipzig, Germany April 6-10. Jessica’s four previous Finals were on Unee BB and included three third place finishes.

This ride for Jessica, who earlier this week reported she is pregnant with her second child, was the 12th straight victory beginning with the Oympics in Tokyo last July and included a sweep of the European Championships in September. The duo were on Germany’s gold medal team at the 2018 World Equestrian Games.

Isabell Werth, who has already clinched a start as the defending champion by completing two previous World Cup qualifiers, placed second on DSP Quantaz on a score of 84.870%. The result for Isabell and the 12-year-old Germany Sport Horse stallion beat their previous best of 78.553% for the Short Grand Prix. The pair have a high score of 80.348% in the long form Grand Prix from 2020.

Sweden’s Patrik Kittel on Foprever Young HRH, a 10-year-old Westfalen mare, were third on 82.500%. This competition was only the third CDI for the pair and the first Big Tour musical performance and was enough to boost the rider into his eighth World Cup Final.

Great Britain’s Charlotte Fry of Great Britain and Dark Legend, 14-year-old KWPN gelding, were fourth on 82.325%,  %, also a personal best for the Short Grand Prix by beating their previous high mark of 74.526% set in December.

Results:

CDI-W Short Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges: Janine van Twist Christof Umbach Francis Verbeek – Van Rooy Annette Fransen Iacobaeus Ulrike Nivelle
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 90.555 GER Jessica von Bredow-Werndl TSF Dalera BB 90.05 88.2 92.25 93.375 88.9 87.031 (1)
2. 84.870 GER Isabell Werth DSP Quantaz 85.2 85.05 85.475 82.425 86.2 81.390 (2)
3. 82.500 SWE Patrik Kittel Forever Young HRH 81.75 82.375 83.175 85.2 80 79.805 (3)
4. 82.325 GBR Charlotte Fry Dark Legend 80.95 80.7 81.4 86.775 81.8 79.712 (4)
5. 77.205 GBR Richard Davison Bubblingh 76.05 76.05 79.075 77.15 77.7 74.251 (10)
6. 77.080 NED Thamar Zweistra Hexagon’s Ich Weiss 77.8 74.8 78.75 79.025 75.025 75.155 (8)
7. 76.910 NED Marlies van Baalen Go Legend 76.875 74.575 79.425 76.275 77.4 75.708 (7)
8. 76.710 NED Denise Nekeman Boston STH 77.35 77.275 78.275 75.975 74.675 74.172 (11)
9. 76.175 MAR Yessin Rahmouni All at Once 76.3 76.9 77.55 75.625 74.5 74.382 (9)
10. 75.860 SWE Antonia Ramel Curiosity 73.55 78.45 73.825 75.425 78.05 76.047 (6)
11. 75.310 BEL Domien Michiels Intermezzo Van Het Meerdaalhof 73.85 76.225 75.75 74.8 75.925 71.858 (15)
12. 74.310 NED Dinja van Liere Hermès 75.55 73.8 76.375 76.075 69.75 76.195 (5)
13. 73.645 NED Lynne Maas Eastpoint 74.85 73.65 71.625 76.15 71.95 73.215 (12)
14. 73.200 NED Madeleine Witte-Vrees Finnländerin 72.775 73.925 73.675 73.125 72.5 73.113 (13)
15. 73.190 NED Marieke van der Putten Tørveslettens Titanium RS2 71.825 75.55 74.775 71.65 72.15 72.112 (14)