Olympic and World champions at WDM Geneva

Next week WDM will have its inaugural competitions at the CHI Geneva.

Isabell Werth (photo courtesy © WDM)

Isabell Werth (photo © WDM)

From 8 till 11 December the world’s top riders, in dressage but also in show jumping, eventing and driving, will travel to the home of Rolex to compete in front of Geneva’s enthusiastic crowd. In total CHF 89,000 is available for the three WDM competitions:

WDM Line-up

The line-up for the WDM competitions of fourteen dressage riders includes several Olympic medalists. Germany is sending a strong contingent with multiple champion and icon of the world of dressage, Isabell Werth. She will bring either Emilio or Don Johnson. Isabell will be joined by Kristina Bröring-Sprehe, Olympic team champion and individual bronze medalist in Rio, and the multi-medalist Ulla Salzgeber. Ulla has been very successful in the past WDM seasons. Spanish rider Beatriz Ferrer-Salat, who won team gold and individual bronze at the 2004 Athens Olympics, will also make the trip to Geneva, along with Morgan Barbançon Mestre, who will bring Girasol 7, the former top horse of Germany’s Nadine Capellmann. The Swiss delegation will be led by Marcela Krinke Susmelj, sixth in the Freestyle to Music in Stuttgart in mid-November, with local rider Antonella Joannou and the young Philine von Bremen completing the team. This line-up will guarantee top class dressage competitions next week!

Full line-up:

Spain

France

  • Marc Boblet / Noble Dream Concept Sol Biolight
  • Bertrand Liegard / Star Wars
  • Pierrie Volla / Babinda Altena

Germany

  • Kristina Bröring-Sprehe / Esperados FRH
  • Jenny Lang-Nobbe / Loverboy
  • Ulla Salzgeber / Sir Simon
  • Isabell Werth / Don Johnson FRH – Emilio

Netherlands

  • Margo Timmermans / Catch Me

Switzerland

  • Antonella Joannou / Dandy de la Roche CMF CH
  • Marcela Krinke Susmelj / Smeyers Molberg
  • Philine Von Bremen / Artemis

Time Schedule WDM competitions

Friday 9 December

  • 12:15 hrs – CHF 10,000 VIAN WDM Grand Prix presented by Jiva Hill Stables

Saturday 10 December

  • 08:45 hrs – CHF 9,000 VIAN WDM Grand Prix Special presented by Jiva Hill Stables
  • 19:15 hrs – CHF 70,000 VIAN WDM Grand Prix Freestyle presented by Rolex