Aachen, Germany – July 21, 2018 – Riders returned to the arena on Saturday, July 21, in Aachen, Germany to continue their battle for the top podium placing in the CDIO5* Nations Cup. Despite solid performances by The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team and their strong start in the Grand Prix on Thursday, the German dressage team overtook their opening day lead to earn gold with a total score of 464.202. The team from the U.S. took home the silver with a final score of 459.371, and Denmark maintained their third place position to finish with the bronze on Saturday, earning a score of 444.106.
World No. 1 Isabell Werth redeemed herself from Thursday’s Grand Prix, in which she became the drop-score for her team, with her performance aboard Emilio 107 on Saturday. Werth and the 12-year-old Westphalian gelding placed first in the Grand Prix Special individually with a score of 79.128 percent, receiving high marks in the piaffe and pirouettes.
Teammate Helen Langehanenberg, in her first competition following her maternity leave, finished second individually just behind Werth with a score of 79.021 percent, improving from her third place individual finish in the Grand Prix earlier in the week. Riding Louise Leatherdale and Susanne Meyer’s Damsey FRH, a 16-year-old Hanoverian stallion, Langehanenberg’s score helped Germany move into the first place position. Dorothee Schneider and Sammy Davis Jr., a 12-year-old German Sport Horse gelding, earned 76.404 percent in their test, finishing sixth individually.
Placing third individually in the Grand Prix Special was Kasey Perry-Glass after earning a score of 78.787 percent aboard the 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding Goerklintgaards Dublet. The pair was awarded high marks for their passage and one-tempi changes, helping them place as the highest scoring American combination.
Adrienne Lyle and Salvino, an 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion, completed their test with a score of 74.511 percent, while U.S. anchor rider Laura Graves, aboard her 16-year-old KWPN gelding Verdades, earned a score of 74.085 percent. Though Graves topped the leaderboard in the Grand Prix, the pair fell to 11th place after experiencing bobbles throughout their test in the extended trot, two-tempi changes and passage-extended trot-passage transitions. Steffen Peters and Rosamunde, an 11-year-old Rhinelander mare, scored 72.362 percent in their Grand Prix Special.
The dressage team from Denmark maintained their third place position to finish with the bronze on Saturday, earning a score of 444.106. Catherine Dufour and Atterupgaards Cassidy, a 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, scored 77.489 percent to finish fourth individually. Daniel Bachmann Andersen and the 14-year-old KWPN stallion Blue Hors Zack received a score of 75 percent to finish eighth, while Anders Dahl and the 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding Selten HW scored 68.511percent.
Results: CDIO5* Nations Cup Final Team Scores
Rank / Team / Grand Prix / Grand Prix Special / Total
1. Team Germany / 229.798 / 234.404 / 464.202
2. Team USA / 231.988 / 227.383 / 459.371
3. Team Denmark / 223.106 / 221 / 444.106
4. Team Netherlands / 221.087 / 218.128 / 439.215
5. Team Spain / 218.090 / 219.595 / 437.685
6. Team Sweden / 217.532 / 213.915 / 431.447
Results: CDIO5* Grand Prix Special
Rider/ Country / Horse / Score
1. Isabell Werth / GER / Emilio 107 / 79.128
2. Helen Langehanenberg / GER / Damsey FRH / 79.021
3. Kasey Perry-Glass / USA / Goerklintgaards Dublet / 78.787
4. Catherine Dufour / DEN / Atterupgaards Cassidy / 77.489
5. Therese Nilshagen / SWE / Dante Weltino OLD / 76.766
6. Dorothee Schneider / GER / Sammy Davis Jr. / 76.404
7. Jessica von Bredow-Werndl / GER / TSF Dalera BB / 76.255
8. Daniel Bachmann Andersen / DEN / Blue Hors Zack / 75
9. Severo Jurado Lopez / ESP / Deep Impact 3 / 74.872
10. Adrienne Lyle / USA / Salvino / 74.511
11. Laura Graves / USA / Verdades / 74.085
12. Emmelie Scholtens / NED / Apache / 74.043