At least for today the buzz about Isabelle was good news. We have been told from a very reliable source which has also been confirmed by several sources close to Isabell that she is in fact pregnant. Although there has not been an official announcement, all indications are that it is true. It has been said she is due in November, but had been trying to keep it quiet until after the European Championships. Her trainer Wolfgang Wittig told eurodressage the news while we were awaiting the press conference.
The father of the baby is her long time partner Wolfgang Urban (63), a former manager of the Karstadt Company. Madeleine Winter-Schulze, Isabel’s sponsor was kept busy all day being asked if the rumor was true. At least for now the attention is off the doping crisis which has her suspended by the FEI due to a positive doping test of her horse Whisper.