Impressive win Isabell Werth As FEI World Cup™ Dressage Series Season Starts in Odense

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The World Cup™ Final winner of 2007 Isabell Werth has made an impressive start by winning the first leg of the new FEI World Cup™ Series of the Western European League in Odense, Denmark.

Silver Olympic medallist Isabell Werth made it a tough job for herself, combining her show start in Odense with a clinic in Helsinki. She flew in and surprised the Finnish audience with a great clinic showing her skills and praising her first riding instructor Dr Schulten Baumer and her nowadays instructor Wolfram Wittig and her horse owner and valuated advisor and friend Madeleine Winter Schulze. The clinic in Helsinki didn’t prevent Isabell from winning both the Grand Prix and the Freestyle in Odense, thus grabbing the first World Cup points in the new season of the Western European League. “I was very pleased with my Hannes”, Isabell praised the big Hanoverian chestnut Warum Nicht.
Photo: Isabell Werth made an impressive start with Hannes Picture Dan Norden
“He was not distracted in his first indoor show and was very concentrated on his job. Although I had some mistakes, I was happy with his performance.” In the extended canter a mistake occurred when Warum Nicht made a change behind and there was a mistake in the one tempi changes. However the judges praised the risks Isabell took in both of her rides and the flair and impulsion she presented the big Hanoverian gelding with.

Anky van Grunsven relied on her black stallion IPS Painted Black for Odense. In Grand Prix the stallion had too much other things in his mind and was not always cooperative. In the Freestyle Anky had the horse on her side which resulted in a much more fluent presentation and a very nice contact and uphill image. “Only at the CDI3* in Lingen I had higher marks than this time. I am very happy with him”, Anky commented. “I do feel sorry though for the mistake in the two tempi changes, this might have prevented a record score with this horse.”

The third and fourth place also went to The Netherlands. From an almost lost position and an early start after the eighth place in Grand Prix, Olympian Hans Peter Minderhoud had a ride of a lifetime aboard the mare Exquis Nadine. Only the last part of the test showed little unevenesses and the pair received the third position. Fourth was Jeannette Haazen, who with her cheerful and pleasant ride aboard Nartan also swept the bad memories away from her car accident on the road to Scandinavia last year.

The musical performer by heart Ganimedes was ridden by German Monica Theodorescu to World Cup™ wins in 1993 and 1994. The pair was the first to go through the 80 percent barrier in 1994. Her Grand Prix aboard Whisper was a joy for the eye, however in the Freestyle a lack of routine with this horse showed, thus giving her the fifth place.

Best Danish rider became Nathalie zu Sayn Wittgenstein. Nathalie zu Sayn Wittgenstein has always dreamed of riding for Denmark at the Olympic Games. She managed to give the ride of her life on Digby in Hong Kong and supplied the team’s highest score for the bronze. “I couldn’t expect Digby to be in the form of Hong Kong now, however it was a joy to be back in my home country again and to feel the welcome atmosphere and the happiness around. We have celebrated the medal of course”, Nathalie said.

Olympic champion and FEI World Cup™ Final winner of 2008 Anky van Grunsven said that the participation in this first leg had been a record field. “I wonder whether any World Cup™ Qualifier will have this participation on the starting list. Great for Odense, Scandinavia and the FEI World Cup™”, Anky praised the organisers. The Odense organisers did earn the positive words, as the show was sold out and they had for the second year in a row a great field and great price money. Runner up Anky van Grunsven did win a trawler as an extra prize, winner Isabell won just like last year a car. “Last year I gave it to my sister. I have to decide what to do now”, Isabell commented. Her first thoughts however are for her horses. “In Stuttgart after a deserved rest in the field Satchmo will be back in the arena”, Isabell promised. Frankfurt will be her next FEI World Cup™ qualifier.

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CDI-W Odense (Denmark) Grand Prix Freestyle
Results October 18 2008

Rk Name Rider
Name horse
sex-birthyear: sire x sire dam
Country

Studbook

Total % Holler
E
Ernes
H
Baarup
C
Ahman
M
Gardner
B
1 Isabell Werth
Warum Nicht FRH

G-1996: Weltmeyer x Wenzel I
GER

HANN

80.70% 79.50%
87.00%
1
74.50%
84.00%
2
78.50%
88.00%
1
75.00%
80.00%
3
76.50%
84.00%
1
2 Anky Van Grunsven
IPS Painted Black

S-1997: Gribaldi x Ferro
NED

KWPN

79.60% 74.00%
84.00%
2
76.00%
84.00%
1
76.00%
86.00%
2
77.00%
82.00%
1
74.00%
83.00%
2
3 Hans Peter Minderhoud
Exquis Escapado

G-1993: Exlibris x Ikarus
NED

OLDNB

77.45% 72.00%
80.00%
5
74.50%
82.00%
3
75.50%
82.00%
3
73.00%
79.00%
5
74.50%
82.00%
3
4 Jeannette Haazen
Nartan

G-1995: Jazz x Le Faquin xx
NED

KWPN

77.10% 74.50%
82.00%
3
75.00%
81.00%
4
71.50%
80.00%
7
73.50%
81.00%
4
73.50%
79.00%
4
5 Monica Theodorescu
Whisper

G-1998: Welt Hit x Weltstar
GER

BAD-Wü

76.90% 73.00%
83.00%
4
72.50%
80.00%
5
71.00%
82.00%
5
75.50%
80.00%
2
73.00%
79.00%
5
6 Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein
Digby

S-1997: Donnerhall x Sandro
DEN

DWB

75.20% 70.50%
79.00%
7
71.00%
80.00%
7
72.50%
80.00%
6
73.50%
76.00%
6
73.50%
76.00%
6
7 Anne Van Olst - Koch
Exquis Clearwater

G-1998: Carpaccio x Limebrand
DEN

DWB

74.55% 71.00%
77.00%
8
72.00%
79.00%
7
75.00%
81.00%
4
70.00%
73.00%
10
71.50%
76.00%
7
8 Jan Brink
Björsells Briar 899

S-1991: Magini 695 x Krocket 651
SWE

SWB

74.10% 70.00%
78.00%
8
71.50%
79.00%
9
70.00%
80.00%
8
72.00%
76.00%
7
68.50%
76.00%
8
9 Ellen Schulten-Baumer
Donatha S

M-1994: Donnerhall x Pik Bube I
GER

HANN

74.00% 71.50%
79.00%
6
71.50%
80.00%
6
69.50%
78.00%
10
71.50%
76.00%
8
69.00%
74.00%
12
10 Stefan van Ingelghem
Whitney van 't Waaihof

S-1999: Ferro x Balzflug
BEL

BWP

72.20% 71.00%
76.00%
10
69.50%
75.00%
10
71.00%
75.00%
11
70.00%
71.00%
12
71.50%
72.00%
10
11 Gina Capellmann-Lütkemeier
Baldessarini 3

M-1999: Breitling W x Diego xx
GER

OLD

72.05% 69.50%
76.00%
11
69.50%
75.00%
10
69.00%
73.00%
12
70.00%
75.00%
9
69.50%
74.00%
10
12 Maria Eriksson
Galliano

G-1994: Labrador 588 x Collin
SWE

SWB

72.00% 67.50%
74.00%
13
70.50%
74.00%
10
72.50%
76.00%
9
69.00%
72.00%
12
71.50%
73.00%
8
13 Anke ter Beek
Kaiser Wilhelm

S-1997: Lehndorff's x Mahagoni
NED

DWB

70.40% 68.50%
75.00%
12
67.50%
74.00%
14
67.50%
73.00%
14
67.00%
72.00%
14
67.50%
72.00%
15
14 Christa Laarakkers
Ovation

G-1996: Cabochon x Apollonios xx
NED

KWPN

70.20% 66.50%
70.00%
15
67.50%
74.00%
14
69.00%
73.00%
12
69.50%
72.00%
11
68.50%
72.00%
14
15 Heather Blitz
Otto 129

G-1996: Rambo x Rampal
USA

DWB

69.95% 68.00%
72.00%
14
69.50%
74.00%
13
67.00%
72.00%
15
66.00%
70.00%
15
68.00%
73.00%
13

CDI-W Odense (Denmark) Grand Prix de DressageResults October 17 2008

Rk Name Rider
Name horse
sex-birthyear: sire x sire dam
Country

Studbook

Total % Baarup
E
Holler
H
Ernes
C
Gardner
M
v_Daele
B
1 Isabell Werth
Warum nicht FRH

G-1996: Weltmeyer x Wenzel I
GER

HANN

77.71% 78.75%
1
77.92%
1
77.29%
1
77.08%
1
77.50%
1
2 Monica Theodorescu
Whisper

G-1998: Welt Hit x Weltstar
GER

BAD-Wü

73.54% 73.54%
3
74.38%
2
72.50%
3
72.50%
2
74.79%
2
3 Anky Van Grunsven
IPS Painted Black

S-1997: Gribaldi x Ferro
NED

KWPN

72.88% 74.17%
2
73.13%
3
72.92%
2
71.67%
4
72.50%
4
4 Jeannette Haazen
Nartan

G-1995: Jazz x Le Faquin xx
NED

KWPN

71.79% 71.88%
5
72.29%
4
71.04%
5
72.29%
3
71.46%
6
5 Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein
Digby

S-1997: Donnerhall x Sandro
DEN

DWB

71.58% 71.46%
7
71.67%
8
70.83%
6
70.83%
6
73.13%
3
6 Anne Van Olst - Koch
Exquis Clearwater

G-1998: Carpaccio x Limebrand
DEN

DWB

71.29% 69.79%
9
72.08%
5
71.46%
4
70.83%
6
72.29%
5
7 Jan Brink
Björsells Briar 899

S-1991: Magini 695 x Krocket 651
SWE

SWB

71.13% 71.67%
6
71.88%
7
70.83%
6
71.04%
5
70.21%
9
8 Hans Peter Minderhoud
Exquis Nadine

M-1995: TCN Partout x Roemer
NED

KWPN

70.71% 72.08%
4
70.42%
10
70.21%
8
70.21%
9
70.63%
8
9 Ellen Schulten-Baumer
Donatha S

M-1994: Donnerhall x Pik Bube I
GER

HANN

70.58% 70.42%
8
71.04%
9
70.00%
9
70.63%
8
70.83%
7
10 Gina Capellmann-Lütkemeier
Baldessarini 3

M-1999: Breitling W x Diego xx
GER

OLD

69.96% 68.75%
10
72.08%
5
69.58%
10
70.21%
9
69.17%
11
11 Christa Laarakkers
Ovation

G-1996: Cabochon x Apollonios xx
NED

KWPN

68.63% 67.92%
13
69.38%
11
68.96%
11
68.96%
11
67.92%
13
12 Stefan van Ingelghem
Whitney van 't Waaihof

S-1999: Ferro x Balzflug
BEL

BWP

68.50% 67.92%
13
68.13%
12
68.54%
12
68.13%
12
69.79%
10
13 Maria Eriksson
Galliano

G-1994: Labrador 588 x Collin
SWE

SWB

67.92% 68.54%
11
68.13%
12
67.92%
13
67.50%
14
67.50%
14
14 Hubertus Schmidt
Weltissimo

S-1996: Welt Hit II x Barsoi xx
GER

OLD

67.50% 68.54%
11
66.88%
17
67.71%
14
67.92%
13
66.46%
15
15 Anke ter Beek
Kaiser Wilhelm

S-1997: Lehndorff's x Mahagoni
NED

DWB

67.21% 67.71%
15
67.29%
14
65.42%
17
67.29%
15
68.33%
12
16 Heather Blitz
Otto 129

G-1996: Rambo x Rampal
USA

DWB

66.79% 66.88%
17
67.08%
15
66.46%
16
67.29%
15
66.25%
16
17 Catherine Haddad
Cadillac

G-1997: Solos Carex x Ragtime
USA

DWB

66.29% 66.25%
18
67.08%
15
65.21%
18
66.67%
17
66.25%
16
18 Louise Nathhorst
Visums

G-1996: Vagners x Dolars
SWE

LATV

66.17% 67.08%
16
64.58%
18
66.67%
15
66.25%
18
66.25%
16
19 Ellen B. Farbrot
CC Royal

G-1994: Paridor
NOR

NWB

64.38% 63.13%
20
64.58%
18
64.38%
19
65.00%
19
64.79%
19
20 Emma Karlsson
Faradera

M-1996: Florestan I x Matcho x
SWE

SWB

62.71% 63.33%
19
63.54%
20
63.75%
20
62.08%
21
60.83%
21
21 Hans Jörgen Nörgaard
Charles Chegall

G-1994: Churchill x Calimero
DEN

DWB

62.29% 61.88%
21
62.08%
21
62.71%
21
62.50%
20
62.29%
20

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