Isabell Werth Takes Freestyle Win at Schindlhof

Isabell Werth

Isabell Werth (Photo: Maximilian Schreiner)

The run on Schindlhof was as big as rarely before on a Saturday. More than 2,000 people came to the Alpenarena in Fritzens to admire the number 1 of the dressage world. Among them were prominent guests, who helped during the award ceremonies, for example Tyrol’s governor Günther Platter, famous actor Peter Weck as well as actress and author Simone Rether, Johannes Heesters’ widow.

The latter after the victory of Isabell Werth, who received the glittering Swarovski trophy from the hands of host Klaus Haim-Swarovski, while Evelyn Swarovski gave the victorious 16-year-old gelding Don Johnson FRH a little kiss between the nostrils.

“A lap that was fun, a lap after which one can say confidently, ‘The two know how to do it’,“ said dressage expert Kim Kreling casually on ClipMyHorse.TV, organizers of the live stream via the Internet of the show at Schindlhof.

In fact, Isabell Werth is an exceptional figure in dressage sport, the only one with 10 Olympic medals, 6 in gold, 4 in silver. Currently, the mother of a 7-year-old son ranks among the top 10 in the world with three horses, with Weihegold OLD, Emilio and Don Johnson FRH (No. 1, 6, 8).

Best Austrian in the Grand Prix was Schindlhof record-winner Victoria Max-Theurer with her Olympian horse Della Cavalleria OLD on 10th place. Renate Voglsang qualified with Royal Happiness OLD with rank 13 for Sunday’s Freestyle final of the top15.

Competition 04 – Grand Prix de Dressage
1. Isabell Werth (GER), Don Johnson FRH | 78.54 Prozent
2. Fabienne Lütkemeier (GER), D’Agostino FRH | 73.8
3. P.J. Rizvi (USA), Breaking Dawn | 70.96
10. Victoria Max-Theurer (AUT), Della Cavalleria OLD | 67.42
13. Renate Voglsang (AUT), Royal Happiness OLD | 66.32

Detailed results here

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