Team Germany Goes Into Lead at Aachen CDIO5* Nations Cup

Aachen, Germany – July 20, 2017 – The German dressage team took the lead after the first day of the CDIO5* Grand Prix in their home country at the CHIO Aachen World Equestrian Festival. Comprised of Isabell Werth, Sönke Rothenberger, Dorothee Schneider and Hubertus Schmidt, the riders earned a total score of 236.457 in the Grand Prix.

Isabell Werth Grand Prix Aachen

Das Deutsche Team führt deutlich den Dressur Nationenpreis nach dem heutigen Grand Prix beim CHIO Aachen an! Isabell Werth und Weihegold OLD zeigten die Tagesbestleistung mit 83.171%, Platz 3 in der Einzelwertung sicherten sich Sönke Rothenberger und Cosmo mit 78.757%, Platz 7 hieß es am Ende für Dorothee Schneider und Sammy Davis Jr. mit 74.529% und Hubertus Schmidt und Imperio kamen mit 71.371% auf Rang 15. Die Mannschaft der USA liegt auf Platz 2 vor dem Team aus Dänemark auf Rang 3. Am Samstagmorgen fällt dann die Entscheidung im Grand Prix Special!

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The world’s #1 combination, Werth and Weihegold OLD, a 12-year-old Oldenburg mare, scored 83.171 percent and is ranked first in the Aachen CDIO5* thus far in the competition. Werth was pleased with her ride and said small errors had been down to her.

“She was absolutely focused,” Werth said. “This is how it can continue!”

Close behind Werth in third place was German teammate Rothenberger and Cosmo 59, a 10-year-old KWPN gelding, earned a score of 78.757 percent.

Isabell Werth. Photo by Michael Strauch/CHIO Aachen

Adding to Germany’s total, Schneider and Sammy Davis Jr., an 11-year-old DSP gelding, scored 74.529 percent and Schmidt riding Imperio 3, a 14-year-old TRAK Stallion, scored 71.371 percent.

Adrienne Lyle and Salvino

Team USA ranked second overall after the first day of Nations Cup competition at the CDIO5* in Aachen, Germany, earning a total score of 222.842 percent.

Adrienne Lyle was the first American to head down the centerline and she earned a 71.814 percent on Salvino, a 10-year-old Hanoverian stallion. The pair finished in 13th place at the end of the Grand Prix. Kasey Perry-Glass was next, and she scored a 68.929 percent on Goerklintgaards Dublet, 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding. Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Lonoir, a 13-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, scored 71.514 percent and finished in 14th place.

Laura Graves was the last rider in the Grand Prix, and she rode her 15-year-old KWPN gelding, Verdades to a score of 79.514 percent. The duo, unfortunately, had mistakes in the two-tempi changes.

“We will try again in the Grand Prix Spécial! Mistakes simply happen. That is part of the sport,” Graves explained.

With that score the American anchor was able to pull the team’s overall average into second place. Individually, Graves finished only behind the world’s #1 combination, Germany’s Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD.

Laura Graves and Verdades

Denmark was the third team to earn top scores on the initial day of competition. Cathrine Dufour and Atterupgaards Cassidy, a 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, scored 77.414 percent, and Agnete Kirk Thinggaard and Jojo AZ, a 14-year-old Hungarian Sport horse gelding, scored 72.157 percent. Teammates Anders Dahl and Selten HW, a 13-year-old gelding, scored 68.886 percent, and Daniel Bachmann Andersen riding Blue Hors Don Olymbrio, a 13-year-old KWPN stallion, earned a score of 68.614 percent. The Danish team’s overall score in the Grand Prix was 218.457 percent. 

CDIO5* Grand Prix Results
Rider/Country/Horse/Total Score
1. Isabell Werth/GER/Weihegold OLD/83.171
2. Laura Graves/USA/Verdades/79.514
3. Sönke Rothenberger/GER/Cosmo 59/78.757
4. Cathrine Dufour/DEN/Atterupgaards Cassidy/77.414
5. Judy Reynolds/IRL/Vancouver K/75.257
6. Patrik Kittel/SWE/Delaunay/74.686
7. Dorothee Schneider/GER/Sammy Davis Jr./74.529
8. Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez/ESP/Deep Impact 3/73.971
9. Claudio Castilla Ruiz/ESP/Alcaide/72.557

10. Jorinde Verwimp/BEL/Tiamo/72.543
11. Patrick van der Meer/NED/Zippo/72.414
12. Agnete Kirk Thinggaard/DEN/Jojo AZ/72.157
13. Adrienne Lyle/USA/Salvino/71.814
14. Olivia Lagoy-Weltz/USA/Lonoir/71.514
15. Hubertus Schmidt/GER/Imperio 3/71.371
16. Therese Nilshagen/SWE/Dante Weltino OLD/71.157
17. Emile Faurie/GBR/Lollipop 126/71.114
18. Inessa Merkulova/RUS/Mister X/71.100
19. Malin Nilsson/SWE/Bon-Ami/70.557
20. Hayley Watson-Greaves/GBR/Rubins Nite/69.743
21. Marcela Krinke Susmelj/SWE/Smeyers Molberg/69.371
22. Kasey Perry-Glass/USA/Goerklintgaards Dublet/68.929
23. Anders Dahl/DEN/Selten HW/68.886
23. Laurence Roos/BEL/Fil Rouge/68.886
25. Daniel Bachmann Andersen/DEN/Blue Hors Don Olymbrio/68.614
26. Gillian Davison/GBR/Alfranco/68.371
27. Marieke van der Putten/NED/Zingaro Apple/67.871
28. Jordi Domingo Coll/ESP/Mango Statesman/67.643
29. Jeannette Haazen/NED/Dabanos d´O4/67.629
30. Cristobal Belmonte Roldán/ESP/Diavolo II de Laubry/67.314
31. Margo Timmermans/NED/Catch Me/65.529
32. David Engelen/BEL/Royal Rubinstein/64.643
33. Juliette Ramel/SWE/Buriel K.H./63.229




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