Bella Rose Back on German A-Team, Werth Nominated with Four Horses

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 09:20
Isabell Werth and Bella Rose at the 2021 CDI Mannheim :: Photo © Stefan Lafrentz

Bella Rose's winning come back at the 2021 CDI Mannheim sufficed to be immediately re-submitted into the German A-team from which the Olympic team will be picked. 

Werth's 17-year old Westfalian mare Bella Rose (by Belissimo M x Cacir AA) made a winning come back in Hagen after a 20-month hiatus from competition. She scored 79.957% and 80.277% for two trophies.

The Dressage Selection Committee of the German Olympic Equestrian Committee (DOKR) immediately updated its A-squad after Mannheim and Werth is now selected with no less than four Grand Prix horses! She can literally make her own team, including a reserve. With three of these horses she is ranked in the top 10 of the FEI World Ranking. 

The updated German A-squad includes: 

  • Jessica von Bredow-Werndl - Zaire-E and TSF Dalera BB
  • Ingrid Klimke - Franziskus
  • Helen Langehanenberg -  Annabelle
  • Hubertus Schmidt -  Escolar
  • Dorothee Schneider - Sammy Davis jr., Faustus and Showtime FRH
  • Frederic Wandres - Duke of Britain
  • Benjamin Werndl - Daily Mirror and Famoso OLD
  • Isabell Werth - Bella Rose, Quantaz, Emilio and Weihegold OLD

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