Isabell Werth & El Santo NRW

Ernie Dances to the Winter Break

The weekend at the Festhalle Frankfurt couldn’t have been more successful for Isabell Werth. First her assistant instructor won the Grand Prix and the Special with Weihegold, then Werth herself won the finals of the Louisdor prize with Emilio and now she was able to win the Grand Prix Freestyle with her Rheinländer gelding El Santo NRW. The result of 79,725 percent meant the victory. “Little Earnie bravely danced his way home today,” Werth said, pleased. “The field was not easy for him, but today he was lively and we could risk something  – it’s a great way to end the year.”
Second place went to Sanneke Rothenberger and Oldenburger gelding Deveraux OLD (76,775 percent). “I think Deveraux really liked it when the audience clapped so nicely for him in the end,” the local hero said. “I myself had problems today and could have done a few things better.” Third place went to Swedish Patrik Kittel and 15-year-old Swedish gelding Toy Story (76,475 percent).