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Germany announces WEG dressage team

Dorothee Schneider and Sammy Davis Jr. - © FEI/Stefan Lafrentz

Dorothee Schneider and Sammy Davis Jr.

© FEI/Stefan Lafrentz

 

By Equestrian Life

Germany has named its dressage team for next month’s World Equestrian Games in Tryon, USA.

The team has been selected by the dressage selection committee of the German Olympic Equestrian Federation, which is overseen by Klaus Roeser.

The team is:

Isabell Werth and Bella Rose

Sönke Rothenberger with Cosmo

Dorothee Schneider with Sammy Davis Jr

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl with Dalera BB

 

Sönke Rothenberger and Cosmo Rio 2016 - Photo Credit Arnd Bronkhorst

Sönke Rothenberger and Cosmo.

© Arnd Bronkhorst

 

Isabel Werth and Bella Rose’s extended trot improved noticeably

Isabell Werth and Bella Rose.

 

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl with Dalera BB. Photo: Jessica von Bredow-Werndl Facebook page

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl with Dalera BB.

Photo: Jessica von Bredow-Werndl Facebook page



Isabell Werth has two reserve horses in Weihegold OLD and Emilio, while Jessica von Bredow-Werndl has Zaire E as her reserve. If either of the other combinations drops out, the reserve combination is Helen Langehanenberg and Damsey.

There is some surprise that Isabell has been named on Bella Rose rather than the more consistent, higher scoring Weihegold. Bella Rose has only recently returned to competition after a number of years off through injury. Helen Langehanenberg has also been scoring higher than Dorothee Schneider and Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, so her being named as reserve rider can as a surprise to many.

 

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