Quintus, Yet Another Rising Grand Prix Star in Isabell Werth's Barn

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 18:06
German Dressage News

She might not have won three individual Olympic gold medals (yet), but there is noone topping Isabell Werth. Aside from being the most decorated international dressage rider, she has produced more Grand Prix horses competing at international level than any other rider.

At the moment Werth has two Grand Prix horses scoring 80% in the Grand Prix (Weihegold, Emilio) and one scoring above 75% (Don Johnson). Rumour has it that her former 80% scoring mare Bella Rose, who has been out of action for almost three years, will get back in full training this spring.

But Rick Helmink broke the news that there are more Grand Prix fireworks in Werth's barn in Rheinberg, Germany after spotting Isabell training Quintus at the 2017 CDI-W 's Hertogenbosch.

The new star is Quintus, a 9-year old Westfalian gelding by Quaterback out of Freya (by Florestan x Wachhorst). Bred by Rico Kleindienst from Bad Essen, the chestnut gelding was acquired for Werth by her long-time sponsor Madeleine Winter-Schulze in 2013.

The horse made its show debut back in 2011 under Frank Bogenschutz, but in 2012 Thomas Schulze took over the ride and competed him in a few A-level classes. In 2013 he did one L-level test and then sold at the 2013 Westfalian Spring Elite Auction in Munster-Handorf for 20,000 euro.

Under Isabell's supervision, Quintus returned to the show ring in 2016 under then stable jockey at the time, Beatrice Buchwald. The pair contested some S-level classes in Ankum, Kaarst, Kempen and Isernhagen.  Werth is now preparing the gelding for his Grand Prix debut herself.

Photo © Andrea Wolters

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