Another Grand Prix for Isabell Werth!

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Friday 10 March - 15h45 | Johanna Zilberstein

Another Grand Prix for Isabell Werth!

Whatever horse she is riding, Isabell Werth seems unstoppable. From Grand Prix to Grand Prix Freestyle, the illustrious German just goes from strength to strength. And the Grand Prix CDI-W of 's-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands today was no exception, with the World No.1 triumphing on partner Emilio. Werth came in ahead of Dutch World Champion Hans Peter Minderhoud on Glock's Flirt and Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl on Zaire-E.  

As expected, Isabell Werth captured the Grand Prix CDI-W of ’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands Friday, the last stage of the Western European League qualifying circuit for the Dressage World Cup later this month in Omaha, Nebraska. Riding Emilio, the German pulled off an average of 80%, almost as good as her result at the CDI-W of Neumünster, Germany last month, where she broke through that symbolic score with her 11-year-old gelding. Behind Werth, Holland’s Hans Peter Minderhoud took second on Glock's Flirt. 

Seemingly in good shape since returning from injury, the lovely alezan seems ready to put up a strong defence of the World Cup title in Omaha, showing good form once again today. The combination finished with a score of 77.020%, just a little less than at the CDI-W of Amsterdam in January. The podium was rounded out by German Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, increasingly competitive on Zaire-E, her second mount. Finishing today with the average of 75.500%, the couple had its best result of the winter season.

Having come to confirm his qualification for the United States Final, German rider Fabienne Lütkemeier took fourth place with D'Agostino FRH (74.180%) and shows real potential for tomorrow Grand Prix Freestyle. Also of note is the fifth place finish of Ireland’s Judy Reynolds and her Vancouver K (73.640%). By contrast, the Dutch competition ended up being a bit of a cold shower for Holland’s Edward Gal, who finished with 71.240% on Glock's Voice.

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