Definitive List of FEI World Cup Finals Dressage Entries Revealed

Paris, France – April 4, 2018 – The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has validated the definitive entries of the 17 finalists from nine nations for the FEI Dressage World Cup Finals, including the title holder Isabell Werth riding for Germany. Werth will try to clinch her fourth world title at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris this year.

Isabell Werth
Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD at the 2017 FEI World Cup Finals

World #1 Werth starts as big favorite, especially if she chooses to saddle her “parade” mare Weihegold, which is not yet certain.

“For the moment it is 50-50,” Werth said. “Emilio made a great trip to Amsterdam and I prepare my two horses the same way. I have until April 9 to decide which horse I will enter.”

With Emilio, the competition would be more open with opponents like Swedish Patrick Kittel, winner in London or Dutchman Edward Gal, winner of this World Cup in 2010.

“One can never know with this sport, in which the horses decide in the end,” she explained. “We know that everything is always possible. I’m aware that I’m a favorite. Well, I’m the big favorite, but I’m staying vigilant because I know anything can happen. I will not go into the AccorHotels Arena thinking it’s a done deal.”

The Grand Prix for the FEI World Cup Dressage Finals is set to kick-off on Friday, April 13th, at 3:30 p.m. in Paris, and 9:30 a.m. EST. The Grand Prix Freestyle is scheduled to begin on Saturday, April 14th at 2 p.m. in Paris, and 8 a.m. EST.

Laura Graves, Isabell Werth and Carl Hester
2017 FEI World Cup Top Three: Laura Graves, Isabell Werth and Carl Hester

FEI World Cup Finals Dressage Entries


AUT / Belinda Weinbauer / Söhnlein Brilliant MJ

BLR / Hanna Karasiova / Zodiak

DEN / Daniel Bachmann Andersen / Blue Hors Zack

DOM / Yvonne Losos De Muniz / Foco Loco W

FRA / Henry Ludovic / After You

GBR / Emile Faurie / Delatio

GBR / Hayley Watson-Greaves / Rubins Nite

GER / Dorothee Schneider / Sammy Davis Jr.

GER / Jessica Von Bredow-Werndl / Unee BB

GER / Isabell Wirth / Weihegold OLD

NED / Edward Gal / Glock’s Zonier N.O.P.

NED / Madeleine Witte-Vrees / Cennin

PHI / Ellesse Tzinberg / Triviant 2

RUS / Inessa Merkulova / Mister X

SWE / Patrik Kittel / Deja

SWE / Tinne Vilhelmson Sillven / Paridon Magi

USA / Shelly Francis / Danilo

USA / Laura Graves / Verdades

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