Victory for Jessica von Bredow-Werndl in the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final - Standing ovation for Weihegold OLD

Leipzig - This FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final presented by Meggle really had everything dressage fans could wish for. An insane freestyle by Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and her fabulous TSF Dalera BB with a score of over 90 percent. And a four-legged dressage legend celebrated one last appearance in a class of its own: Isabell Werth's Weihegold OLD.

This 35th FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final presented by Meggle was championship worthy and simply got under the skin. Once again Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and TSF Dalera BB celebrated their LaLaLand freestyle. Faultless, powerful and yet light, very close to perfection and yet completely relaxed. Rider and horse merged into one unit – it is hardly possible to determine what could have been better about this performance. A full 90 percent meant victory. And this final had even more to offer: Highly talented young dressage riders, forward-looking horses and then the farewell of the wonderful Weihegold OLD into sporting retirement. Immediately after her performance, an emotional Jessica von Bredow-Werndl was seen: “It felt better today than in Tokyo – I would even say it felt better than ever,” beamed the Olympic and European Champion. “It’s not normal, Dalera is still developing. And it was very emotional. It will be the last tournament for us for five to six months, but after my baby break we will be back!”


Jessica von Bredow-Werndl danced to her first victory in the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final presented by Meggle with TSF Dalera BB. Photo: Sportfotos-Lafrentz.de

Second place went to an overjoyed Cathrine Dufour (DEN) with her only ten-year-old Vamos Amigos: “It was the first World Cup Final for me and for Vamos. He was a bomb today! I am super proud of him and this result is way above what I expected!”

Isabell Werth closed the Weihegold OLD era in her career with a dynamic, top motivated round. The pair had won the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final three times, the last time in 2019, and now three years and three European Championship medals later, they danced freshly to third place in Leipzig. “I am overjoyed to have been able to see off this exceptional mare at this level. She has shown herself here again in such great form, I am very proud of her. And very grateful to the organizer and also the Leipzig audience for this great, emotional atmosphere,” enthused a highly emotional Isabell Werth.

Emotional farewell for Isabell Werth’s Weihegold at the Leipziger Messe. Photo: Sportfotos-Lafrentz.de

Results Saturday, 09.04.2022
 31. FEI DRESSAGE WORLD CUP™ Final – GRAND PRIX FREESTYLE (CDI-W)
presented by MEGGLE

 
1.      Jessica von Bredow-Werndl GER TSF Dalera BB   90.836%
2.      Cathrine Dufour DEN Vamos Amigos 86.164%
3.      Isabell Werth GER  Weihegold OLD 85.921%
4.      Carina Cassøe Krüth DEN Heiline’s Danciera  84.971%
5.      Nanna Skodborg Merrald DEN  Atterupgaards Orthilia   81.239%
6.      Helen Langehanenberg GER Annabelle  78,839%