“Today Emilio was really dynamic and gritty, which is how I like it,” said the visibly pleased rider who added self-critically, “the two little mistakes were down to the jockey.” Well-satisfied, she summed up, “On the whole everything was pretty impressive. There were many older horses in the class and a lot of them had more trouble with the atmosphere.” Isabell Werth’s name is already inscribed in the GERMAN DRESSAGE MASTER roll of honour in 1996 to 1999, 2006 to 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.
Charlott-Maria Schürmann (Germany), who last year won the final class of the Piaff Förderpreis series, and the 12-year old Hanoverian stallion Burlington FRH were awarded 74.392 points by in the international jury and received 6,100 euro prize money for their efforts.
The “top man” in the class was Dutchman Diederik van Silfhout in the saddle on Bonzanjo, a nine-year old gelding bred in the Netherlands. His display (72.706 points) added 4,500 euro to his coffers.