Isabell Werth wins the Deutsche Bank Prize for the 13th time
On her 50th birthday, the queen of dressage pulled out all the stops with a dream ride.
For the third time in a row, the exceptional dressage rider Isabell Werth won the Deutsche Bank Prize at the CHIO Aachen. In front of some 7,000 enthusiastic spectators, the record rider not only celebrated her 50th birthday at the 2019 event, but also her 13th triumph in Deutsche Bank Stadium at the Soers in Aachen.
With a technically and choreographically superlative freestyle routine on the 15-year-old mare Bella Rose, Isabell Werth relegated fellow dressage riders Dorothee Schneider and Jessica von Bredow-Werndl to second and third place in the exciting final. To a medley of Beethoven compositions, horse and rider put on a flawless show, for which the judges awarded the new top score of 90.450 percent at the end. On Saturday, she also won the Nations Cup with the German team.
“Since 1955, Deutsche Bank has shared our passion for equestrian sports. Together we have not only accompanied the CHIO Aachen, but also helped develop dressage a little further. Thanks to the commitment of this exceptional partner, this sport, which stands for partnership and precision like no other, has been given a spectacular setting with Deutsche Bank Stadium.”