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Isabell Werth wins the FEI Dressage World Cup final™ for the third time. Photo: Anna-Lena Lundqvist
Isabell Werth wins the FEI Dressage World Cup final™ for the third time. Photo: Anna-Lena Lundqvist

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Isabell Werth, the queen of dressage, wins the FEI Dressage World Cup final™ for the third year in a row

Isabell Werth won yesterday’s FEI Dressage World Cup Grand Prix together with her horse Weihegold OLD, followed by Kasey Perry-Glass who ended second. All dressage riders managed to exceed the 60% limit in yesterday’s grand prix, and are therefore allowed to ride in today’s freestyle final. The tension continues as we are getting closer – will Isabelle Werth win the world cup for the third year in a row or will someone beat the champion?

The Irish rider Judy Reynolds started as number four in the tough start field of today’s final and impressed the jury with a beautiful freestyle number together with her horse Vancouver K, scoring 79,350% and immediately taking the lead. Maria Caetano and Benjamin Werndl also performed well in the freestyle, reaching high over the 70% mark. However, the Swedes shined in today’s freestyle with Tinne Vilhelmsson Silfvén on Don Auriello dancing through the program to the tunes of the Beach Boys and landing on 80,728%. Patrik’s choice of music fell on Guns n’ Roses and together with his horse Delaunay OLD they scored a total of 82,464% and took the lead halfway through the competition. However, as Laura Graves entered the arena and performed an absolutely stunning freestyle with her horse Verdades, Patrik lost is position. The 32-year-old rider, who is also world second, impressed the jury and scored an amazing 87,179%. The high percentages kept coming in as Danish rider Daniel Bachmann Andersen and Blue Hors Zack scored 85,468% and the American rider Kasey Perry-Glass, world number five, reached a score of 84,975%. The last rider, Helen Langehanenberg from Germany, reached a score of 86,571% together with her beautiful stallion Damsey FRH and ended third in today’s final.

However, no one can beat the queen of dressage, Isabell Werth. Isabell and her horse Weihegold OLD blew everyone’s mind with their fantastic freestyle number and scoring a total of 88,871%. With this result, it means that Isabell is 2019’s winner of the FEI Dressage World Cup final™, yet also the winner of this prestigious world cup for the third year in a row. Congratulations!

The top-tree from today’s world cup final were:

1.Isabell Werth – Weihegold OLD

2.Laura Graves – Verdades

3.Helen Langehanenberg – Damsey FRH

For more information about the FEI Dressage World Cup final™ and the results, please click here.