Werth and Weihegold OLD Lead Pack into Dressage Final

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Friday 31 March - 17h36 | Ian Clayton

Werth and Weihegold OLD Lead Pack into Dressage Final

They came, they rode, they conquered. Germany’s Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD lived up to their No.1 billing Thursday night at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, winning the Dressage Grand Prix at the FEI World Cup and advancing on top of their group to Saturday's decisive Freestyle to Music. 

 - Werth and Weihegold OLD Lead Pack into Dressage Final

But Werth, the most decorated equestrian athlete in Olympic history, will have a battle on her hands tomorrow — notably with adversaries like American Laura Graves and Verdades competing on home soil. 

The FEI Dressage Final consists of the compulsory Grand Prix test and the Grand Prix Freestyle to Music test. According to FEI rules, all participants who finish the first event with at least a 60% score qualify for the Grand Prix Freestyle, which decides the overall winner.

Werth finished last night’s Grand Prix test with an average of 82.271% compared to Graves’ 79.800%. Out of 16 starters Thursday evening, 14 made it through to Saturday’s event, including Great Britain’s Carl Hester with Nip Tuck (76.671%), who has reportedly had a difficult time adjusting to jet-lag after arriving in the United States.

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