Werndl secures spectacular win in Salzburg Dec09

Werndl secures spectacular win in Salzburg

Moves to top of Western European League table alongside compatriot Schneider. Germany’s Benjamin Werndl (34) threw his hat into the ring for a place at the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final next April when producing a spectacular victory with Daily Mirror at the fifth leg of the 2018/2019 Western European League in Salzburg, Austria today. The pair’s performance wasn’t perfect, with a few glitches along the way, but the best bits weren’t just good – they were breathtaking. And with only three riders from each nation allowed into the Final, Werndl is putting intense pressure on his German counterparts for one of those slots after moving to...

Spain’s Ferrer-Salat posts definitive victory as Madrid makes its series debut Nov25

Spain’s Ferrer-Salat posts definitive victory as M...

Castilla Ruiz makes it a one-two for the host nation as Portugal’s Caetano takes third. Spanish dressage legend, Beatriz Ferrer-Salat (52), posted a definitive victory with Delgado when the FEI Dressage World Cup™ visited Madrid, Spain for the very first time today. And host nation riders dominated at this fourth round of the 10-leg 2018/2019 Western European League series when Claudio Castilla Ruiz (35) finished second with Alcaide ahead of Portugal’s Maria Caetano (32) and Coroado in third. Showing some lovely work with her 11-year-old Lusitano stallion, the Portuguese rider went to the top of the scoreboard with a mark of 77.655 when...

Werth breezes to a “special” victory with Bella Rose in Stuttgart Nov17

Werth breezes to a “special” victory with Bella Ro...

Second consecutive win in current series for defending champion; Germany scoops top three places. She has won everything there is to win in her sport, many times over, but there was a huge sense of achievement for Germany’s Isabell Werth (49) when she steered Bella Rose to victory in the third leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2018/2019 Western European League at the German Masters in Stuttgart (GER) today. “This was her last show before her injury four years ago, so to come back today and to win like this is something special!” Said Isabell Werth the super-champ who scooped double-gold with the 14-year-old mare at the FEI...

Werth takes Lyon by storm Nov02

Werth takes Lyon by ...

She loves this stage of the FEI Dressage World Cup in Lyon and Lyon loves her. Germany’s Isabell Werth won the Grand Prix Freestyle presented by FFE Generali tonight at the FEI Dressage World Cup. For the fourth time (the third in a row), the German rider Isabell Werth won the FEI...

Werth gives a masterclass with Emilio at Lyon Nov02

Werth gives a masterclass with Emilio at Lyon

Defending series champion and equestrian sports legend, Germany’s Isabell Werth (49), kicked off her FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2018/2019 campaign today with a convincing win with Emilio at the second leg of the Western European League series at Equita Longines in Lyon, France. With two Technical scores over 80 percent and one Artistic mark of 93 percent, the six-time Olympic gold medallist racked up a total of 84.410 that left her well clear of Sweden’s Patrik Kittel (42) in second and Antonia Ramel (33) in third. Werth, who took triple-gold at the 2017 FEI European Championships and double-gold at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) just...

Home win for Daniel Bachmann Andersen at opening leg in Herning Oct21

Home win for Daniel ...

Germany’s Langehanenberg second, Sweden’s Vilhelmson Silfven takes third Daniel Bachmann Andersen (28) and Blue Hors Zack were definitive winners of today’s first leg of the new FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2018/2019 Western European League season on home ground in Herning, Denmark. All five...

Herning open the new season Oct16

Herning open the new season

The dancing shoes are dusted off as exciting new season begins this weekend, the first of 10 qualifiers on the road to Gothenburg final. Contenders have their strategies planned as the new FEI Dressage World Cup™ Western European League season gets underway this weekend in Herning, Denmark. There are 10 qualifying opportunities in eight countries over the next six months, and all eyes are fully focused on a place at the Final in Gothenburg, Sweden next April. For the top names it’s about holding form, and some are spoiled for choice. The defending champion and three-time winner, Germany’s Isabell Werth, has three of the top four horses in...

Paris Final: Werth reigns supreme to become a four-time champion Apr14

Paris Final: Werth reigns supreme to become a four...

“Yes! We’ve done it again!” Germany’s Isabell Werth, the most medalled athlete in equestrian sport, celebrates victory with Weihegold at the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final 2018 in Paris (FRA) today. America’s Laura Graves chases her right to the line In a dramatic conclusion to an extraordinary battle between two mighty forces, Germany’s Isabell Werth (48) posted a back-to-back victory at the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final 2018 in Paris, France today. America’s Laura Graves (30) and Verdades put all the pressure on the defending champion when pinning her into runner-up spot in yesterday’s Grand Prix, so in this afternoon’s deciding Freestyle...

Paris Final: Graves piles pressure on defending champion Werth Apr13

Paris Final: Graves piles pressure on defending ch...

America’s Laura Graves pinned defending champion Isabell Werth from Germany into runner-up spot in today’s Grand Prix with a personal-best score from her gelding Verdades at the FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2018 Final in Paris (FRA). (FEI/Liz Gregg) . Laura Graves (30) has been threatening the supremacy of German superstar, Isabell Werth (48), for some time now and today, when it really mattered, the American pinned the most medalled athlete in the history of equestrian sport into runner-up spot in the Grand Prix at the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final 2018 in Paris (FRA). Riding her beloved gelding Verdades, Graves was runner-up to Werth and her...

Crucial starting positions decided for FEI World Cup™ Finals in Paris Apr11

Crucial starting positions decided for FEI World C...

The magnificent setting of City Hall in Paris played host tonight to the draws for both the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping and FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2018 Finals. Guests were greeted by the arresting music of the world-famous band from La Guarde Republicaine (The Republican Guard) and the atmosphere was electric as defending champion, Isabell Werth from Germany, and French rider Ludovic Henry matched the starting numbers and names for Friday’s first leg of the Dressage finale. A total of  18 riders from 13 nations will contest the Dressage title. It’s going to be a battle of the giants and no quarter will be given, but Frenchman Henry,...

Faurie withdrawn from FEI World Cup™ Final Apr10

Faurie withdrawn fro...

Delatio, ridden by Emile Faurie and owned by Elena Knyaginicheva, has unfortunately sustained an injury which will prevent him from competing at this week’s FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final in Paris (13 – 14 April 2018). Emile commented: “Delatio’s been going brilliantly and we’ve been very much...

The statistics are stacked against them, but the five male athletes competing at next week’s FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2018 Final in Paris (FRA) won’t be intimidated by that…. Apr05

The statistics are s...

Defending champion, Germany’s Isabell Werth, may be clear favourite to reclaim the title with her fabulous mare Weihegold, but as the lady herself so often says, “with horses you just never know what’s going to happen!”, and there isn’t an equine expert in the world who will argue with that....

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