A Visit With Isabell Werth

Tuesday, November 2, 1999

After a rest of five months, double Olympic Champion Nissan Gigolo's is ready for a come back.

The Hanoverian gelding by Graditz is entered for the CDI Stuttgart, which takes place from 17th to 21st November 1999. Gigolo, who has won a grand total of 800,000 Deutsch marks, is the most profitable dressage horse ever. Rider Isabell Werth suffered a tough 1999 as her reserve Grand Prix mount Nobilis Amaretto died in the beginning of the year and her number one horse Gigolo pulled a tendon at the CHIO Aachen mid June.

DressageDaily had the opportunity to interview Werth this summer at Bad Honnef Dressage, a German National show held shortly after the European Championships. Here she reflects on "the worst year of my life" and the new perspective she gained by being sidelined from the spotlight. Her gracious down to earth manner and honesty are reflected in our Rider In The Spotight - A Visit With Isabell Werth