Werth and Weihegold make it a hat-trick in Amsterdam

Germany’s Isabell Werth and her 12-year old mare Weihegold secured their third win of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage 2016/2017 Western European League in Amsterdam this weekend.

Isabell Werth and the fabulous mare Weihegold secured their third win (Arnd Bronkhorst/FEI)

Isabell Werth and the fabulous mare Weihegold secured their third win (Arnd Bronkhorst/FEI)

Their Freestyle mark of 90.720 percent is the highest ever achieved by the 47-year-old rider, who is widely acclaimed as the most medalled equestrian Olympian of all time.

Great Britain’s Carl Hester and Nip Tuck came in second with a score of 83.325. The pair had won at the previous leg of the competition at London Olympia.

Sweden’s Patrik Kittel rode into third place with his mare Deja, with a score of 80.269.

Werth has now moved to the top of the Western European League table ahead of Hester in second and Ireland’s Judy Reynolds in third, and the German rider looks a hot favourite for the title when the series Final gets underway in Omaha, Nebraska in eight weeks’ time.

Speaking after her win, Werth said: “I’m so happy, this is our best form ever and I hope to save that for as long as I can! We are becoming safer with the music, more confident and together with it, this was really a perfect day!” 

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