29 Oct FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2022/2023 Western European League: Reigning champion von Bredow-Werndl posts clear victory in Lyon
Reigning champion, Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, made a sensational return from her baby-break to win today’s second leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2022/2023 Western European League at Lyon in France.
Just 11 weeks after the arrival of daughter Ella Marie, the 36-year-old athlete steered the super-mare TSF Dalera BB to an unbeatable score of 90.140 when fifth-last to go of 13 starters in the Grand Prix Freestyle.
Second place went to compatriot and legend Isabell Werth who posted 87.945 with Emilio while Sweden’s Patrik Kittel and Touchdown finished third ahead of von Bredow-Werndl’s brother, Benjamin Werndl riding Famoso OLD, in fourth place.
Benjamin Werndl now leads the Western European League series going into the third round of the 11-leg series in Stuttgart (GER) in two weeks time. The series Final will take place in Omaha (USA) next April.
Source: FEI Press
Photo: Jessica von Bredow Werndl (GER) rides on TSF Dalera BB – winners of the FEI Dressage World Cup 2022/23 – Lyon (FRA) ©FEI/Leanjo de Koster