She’s Back! Jessica von Bredow-Werndl Rides TSF Dalera BB to Victory at Lyon World Cup Grand Prix in First Event Since Baby Break

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Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on TSF Dalera BB. File photo. © Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

LYON, France, Oct. 27, 2022–Jessica von Bredow-Werndl rode TSF Dalera BB to victory at Equita Lyon World Cup Grand Prix Thursday in the return to competition for the world No. 1 after a six-month baby break.

Jessica and the 15-year-old Trakehner mare were awarded 81.739% in her quest to go to the Final at Omaha next April to defend the title she won in Leipzig, Germany rearlier this year. It was the first World Cup championship for Jessica and Dalera that partnered to win Olympic team and individual gold in Tokyo and swept the European Championships two months later.

The duo received six marks of 10 with the only major mistake in the line of 15 one-tempi changes.

The duo needs to start in only two of the 11 qualifiers in the Western European League to earn a ticket to Omaha. She entered an international event a month ago but was blocked by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) that required her to complete a full six months’ maternity leave from the sport.

Benjamin Werndl, Jessica’s older brother at 38 years of age, was runner-up on Famoso OLD on 77.00%. Benjamin and the 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding were on Germany’s bronze medal world championships team in August.

Sweden’s Patrik Kittel and the 10-year-old Swedish Warmblood Touchdown were third on 75.261%. This pair also competed at the world championships.

Nanna Merrald Rasmussen of Denmark and the 17-year-old Atterupgaards Orthilia scored 74.389% for fourth. Nanna on Blue Hors St. Schufro was second in the circuit opening event last week. She was fourth on Orthilia in the Grand Prix at the Final in Leipzig in April

Isabell Werth and Emilio, a 16-year-old Westfalen gelding, placed fifth on 73.413%. Isabell has won this event five times, including three times on Emilio.

Results:

World Cup Grand Prix

Judges: Isabelle Judet Jean-Michel Roudier Katrina Wüst Susanne Baarup Mariette Sanders – Van Gansewinkel
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 81.739 GER Jessica von Bredow-Werndl TSF Dalera BB 80.326 81.087 81.957 81.739 83.587 79.040 (1)
2. 77.000 GER Benjamin Werndl Famoso OLD 77.935 73.152 79.022 78.043 76.848 75.607 (2)
3. 75.261 SWE Patrik Kittel Touchdown 76.413 74.457 76.522 74.239 74.674 75.522 (3)
4. 74.369 DEN Nanna Merrald Rasmussen Atterupgaards Orthilia 75.978 73.043 76.413 75.217 71.196 74.905 (4)
5. 73.413 GER Isabell Werth Emilio 107 69.565 71.848 75.870 75.761 74.022 72.534 (5)
6. 73.174 NED Thamar Zweistra Hexagon’s Ich Weiss 75.109 71.848 71.630 73.696 73.587 72.401 (6)
7. 72.739 SWE Antonia Ramel Curiosity 72.935 73.478 73.478 72.609 71.196 71.781 (8)
8. 72.043 BEL Laurence Vanommeslaghe Edison 69.130 73.370 75.000 71.630 71.087 71.788 (7)
9. 70.935 FRA Stephanie Brieussel Devonport 70.870 70.870 72.174 70.652 70.109 70.781 (10)
10. 70.478 FRA Morgan Barbançon Sir Donnerhall II OLD 71.522 70.109 70.326 69.891 70.543 71.632 (9)
11. 70.131 FRA Pauline Basquin Sertorius de Rima Z IFCE 70.870 69.457 69.130 71.413 69.783 70.182 (12)
12. 69.174 FRA Guillaume Lundy Cne Tempo IFCE 68.696 68.043 71.630 69.565 67.935 70.056 (13)
13. 67.957 FRA Alexandre Ayache Jolene 68.587 68.152 68.152 67.283 67.609 70.395 (11)
14. 67.804 EST Grete Ayache Farao Da Raia 67.174 68.913 68.261 68.587 66.087 68.733 (14)
SCR NED Dinja van Liere Hermès N.O.P.