STOCKHOLM, Dec. 2, 2018–Isabell Werth recaptured the world No. 1 ranking with Weihegold OLD when the Olympic team gold medal and reigning World Cup partnership won the Saab Top 10 CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday. Sweden’s Patrik Kittel and Delaunay OLD posted a new personal best score to place second at the event he created.
Isabell and the 13-year-old Oldenburg mare scored 89.775 per cent in the Freestyle that with the winning Grand Prix result of 82.783 per cent on Saturday earned the rider €72,800/US$82,400 from the total purse of almost a quarter million Euros/US$275,000, the richest single dressage competition in the world.
The scores gave the pair 2,742 points to move them to No. 1 from second place, swapping ranking spots with Laura Graves and Verdades, the first American combination ever to stand at the top of the global rankings.
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Article written by: PELLE WEDENMARK