Isabell Werth, Biggest Dressage Earner, Coming to Omaha

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Monday 16 January - 14h27 | Johanna Zilberstein and press release

Isabell Werth, Biggest Dressage Earner, Coming to Omaha

Isabell Werth earned the most money in dressage competition in 2016. According to Hippomundo’s rankings, the German took home €235,355 (about US $250,000) this year, ahead of her compatriot Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (€137,315€) and Sweden’s Patrik Kittel (€120,198).

 - Isabell Werth, Biggest Dressage Earner, Coming to Omaha

As can be seen, dressage prize money for international level riders remains relatively small compared with show jumping, whose biggest earner in 2016, Scott Brash, racked up close to two million euros over the past year.  

Meanwhile, it has been announced that Werth, the most decorated dressage rider in Olympic history, will headline the special ‘Dressage Showcase’ at the FEI World Cup Finals in Omaha, March 29 - April 2, 2017. “Young Horses to Grand Prix with Olympic Champion Isabell Werth Presented by the Dressage Foundation” will take place on Friday, March 31 and will be Werth’s first-ever exhibition of this type in the U.S.

“We are so excited that the legendary Isabell Werth is coming to Omaha!” said Lisa Roskens, Chairman of the Omaha Equestrian Foundation, producer of the 2017 FEI World Cup Finals.

“The Dressage Showcase segment with Isabell Werth will give fans a rare opportunity to learn from an international star who has won more Olympic medals than any dressage  rider in history and we are delighted that she has chosen Omaha for her first-ever exhibition in the U.S.!”

For the full rankings, see here (search for dressage riders)

Scott Brash, Richest Rider of 2016 — Ward, Farrington and Lamaze in Top 10

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