Isabell Werth is spoiled for choices for the Olympic Games in Rio: After Weihegold OLD’s great performances now her colleague Emilio also has a flying start. At the CDI Fritzens the 10-year-old Ehrenpreis son broke the mark of 80 percent in the Special in front of five Olympic judges (Thomas Lang, Eddy de Wolff van Westerrode, Peter Holler, Gary Rockwell and Annette Fransen-Jacobaeus). Werth and Emilio won with 80,196 percent ahead of their team colleagues Jessica von Bredow-Werndl with Zaire (76,020 percent) and Anna Nolte with Pentimento (72,843 percent). “More and more I’m getting to be pilot instead of co-pilot,” Werth said. “I can draw from his potential. It is great how he improves from show to show.”
Like in the Grand Prix the Freestyle at the Schindlhof was also won by a German: Jenny Lang-Nobbe. She and 16-year-old Holsteiner gelding Loverboy were rated with 76,925 percent and won ahead of Stefanie Weihermüller with Fantomas IV (75, 075 percent). Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein and Fabienne were placed third with 74,775 percent.