Jessica von Bredow-Werndl & TSF Dalera BB Lead Germany to Top of Standings Midway Through Aachen Nations Cup. Denmark & Great Britain With Similar Results 2nd & 3rd

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Jessica von Bredow-Werndl riding TSF Dalera BB in the Nations Cup Grand Prix at Aachen’s World Equestrian Festival. © 2023 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

AACHEN, Germany, June 29, 2023–Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB led Germany to the top of the standings midway through the CDIO5* Nations Cup Thursday, with Denmark and Great Britain on similar scores in second and third places.

Jessica and the 16-year-old Trakehner mare scored 82.304% for the Grand Prix victory, the only score above 80% and the 23rd straight international victory for the partnership beginning with the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

Charlotte Dujardin and Imhotep, only a year at Big Tour for the 10-year-old KWPN gelding and Charlotte returning to the saddle last month after a break of six months to give birth to her daughter, Isabell Rose, placed second on 79.782%.

Charlotte Dujardin on Imhotep in the Aachen Nations Cup Grand Prix. © 2023 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

Less than a point behind on 78.913% was team mate Charlotte “Lottie” Fry on her Olympic mount Everdale, 14-yerar-old KWPN stallion.

The Grand Prix Special to decide the Nations Cup is scheduled for Saturday. A victory by Germany would clinch the series

Team results after the Grand Prix: 1. Germany 235.413; 2. Denmark 228.608; 3. Great Britain 228.565; 4.Netherlands 220.305; 5. Sweden 219.652; 6. France 217.326; 7. Spain 216.760; 8. United States 213.630.

Charlotte Fry on Everdale, her British team horse at the Tokyo Olympics, competing in the Aachen Nations Cup. © 2023 Kren Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

 

Nanna Skodborg Merrald was the highest scoring rider for Denmark, with 77.478% on Blue Hors Zepter and fourth place. © 2023 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com
Anna Buffini on FRH Davinia la Douce, her two-time World Cup Final horse, was the highest scored on the American team with 72.804% for 17th place. © 2023 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

Results:

CDIO5* Grand Prix

Judges: E-Michael Osinski H-Kurt Christensen C-Raphaël Saleh M-Maria Colliander B-Eduard de Wolff van Westerrode

Rank Rider

EUR Percentage
Horse

1
Jessica von Bredow-Werndl
GER
7800 82.304
2
Charlotte Dujardin
GBR
5500 79.782
3
Charlotte Fry
GBR
3600 78.913
4
Nanna Skodborg Merrald
DEN
2200 77.478
5
Frederic Wandres
GER
1400 77.087
6
Carina Cassøe Krüth
DEN
500 76.804
7
Therese Nilshagen
SWE
500 76.152
8
Isabell Werth
GER
500 76.022
9
Andreas Helgstrand
DEN
500 74.326
10
Lynne Maas
NED
500 74.283
11
Jose Daniel Martin Dockx
ESP
500 74.217
12
Patrik Kittel
SWE
500 74.065
13
Morgan Barbançon
FRA
73.652
14
Thamar Zweistra
NED
73.435
15
Emma Kanerva
FIN
73.348
16
Juan Antonio Jiménez Cobo
ESP
73.217
17
Anna Buffini
USA
72.804
18
Dinja van Liere
NED
72.587
19
Corentin Pottier
FRA
72.065
20
Marlies van Baalen
NED
71.870
21
Stefan Lehfellner
AUT
71.761
22
Pauline Basquin
FRA
71.609
23
Alice Tarjan
USA
71.087
24
Christian Schumach
AUT
70.761
25
Alexandre Ayache
FRA
70.609
26
Sönke Rothenberger
GER
69.891
27
Annabella Pidgley
GBR
69.870
28
Larissa Pauluis
BEL
69.848
29
Lone Bang Zindorff
DEN
69.782
30
Susan Dutta
USA
69.739
31
Sarah Tubman
USA
69.674
32
Laura Tomlinson
GBR
69.543
33
Johanna Due Boje
SWE
69.435
34
José Antonio Garcia Mena
ESP
69.326
35
Antonia Ramel
SWE
68.957
36
Beatriz Ferrer-Salat
ESP
68.587