You could say that Isabell Werth currently does everything right. However, after the Grand Prix Special in Balve, when the first medals of the German Championships were awarded the current number one in the world ranking said that 11-year-old Emilio did everything right. The result of 84,28 percent was even clearer than expected. Gold – again. “Isabell has so many highlights in the piaffes, passages, and pirouettes. Emilio has gained even more experience,” so national coach Monica Theodorescu praised the pair. “Today Emilio stepped out of Weihegold’s shadow,” Isabell Werth said. “He was even more sure, constant and simply to the point. It was the right mix of power and lightness.”
Sönke Rothenberger was pleased about the silver medal with Cosmo. His result of 80,804 percent was even better than in the Grand Prix but there were still some some wobbles. “Once or twice I had crosswind,” the rider from Bad Homburg joked.” So I could not ride with full power. But I am extremely satisfied with Cosmo. When he has a good round everything is possible.”
Bronze went to Hubertus Schmidt and Trakehner stallion Imperio (77,2 percent). Over the winter Schmidt had worked on the stallion’s weaknesses and the result was impressive. He, as well as Rothenberger, Werth and fourth placed Dorothee Schneider with Sammy Davis Jr. are nominated for the Nations Cup team at the CHIO Aachen.