Isabell Werth was the best in the freestyle on music presented by VriendenLoterij at Jumping Amsterdam. Werth rode a great test and beat the British Charlotte Dujardin. The mare Weihegold OLD (f. Blue Hors Don Schufro) received a top score of 90.280% from the judges. Dujardin finished with the Hanoverian mare Mount St John Freestyle (f. Fidermark) in second place with a minimum difference of 0.775%. Edward Gal was the best Dutchman and came third with GLOCK’s Zonik N.O.P. (f. Blue Hors Zack) with a super score of 85.385%.

Top form

Werth: ”I’m very happy with Weihegold, because she’s really in top form. Five years ago I started with her for the first time at Jumping Amsterdam. Every year she is doing well in Amsterdam. I am proud that she has been performing at top level for many years.

Charlotte was breathing in my neck today

”I knew it was possible to finish at the front today. Charlotte was breathing in my neck, the piaffes and the passages were again very good. I am very happy with my horse. I hope that I can keep her at this level for as long as possible and that I keep the competitors on a distance. It’s still special to ride at Jumping Amsterdam after five years,” says Werth.

A score of more than 90% is really special

“This blessing means a lot to me, because it’s fantastic how she did it. I stayed ahead of the competition and a score of over 90% is really special. One day I will be defeated by Charlotte or Edward. “It depends on the shape of the day who wins.  

The best trial so far

Dujardin: ”I hoped that Mount St John Freestyle was better than London and she certainly lived up to that. Yesterday I was angry with myself when I made a mistake. Today my test from start to finish was the best so far.

Strong performance

Gal: ”The prize-giving ceremony was difficult for him today, because he was together with two mares. In the freestyle he felt very good today, the first part was good with the piaffes and passages. These parts are really improved compared to last year. I was also happy that we had no mistakes and the feeling was very good”.

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Eline Korving of commissioned by Jumping Amsterdam