Isabell Werth’s Weihegold will be officially retired from the sport at the 2022 World Cup Finals in Leipzig (GER) on 7 – 9 April 2022. The 17-year-old Weihegold (by Don Schufro x Sandro Hit) is bred by Inge Bastian and owned by Christine Arns-Krogman. The mare’s retirement was in fact planned for the CDI Frankfurt in December 2021, but due to the cancellation of the show and the horse winning the qualifier in Lyon in October, the door was opened to the 2022 World Cup Finals.
Werth has now officially confirmed to Dressursport Deutschland that she is aiming to ride Weihegold in Leipzig. As she was the winner of the 2019 World Cup Finals and therefore the title defender, she needs to ride the horse of her choice in two qualifiers in order to be eligible to compete in the 2022 Finals. In 2020 and 2021 the World Cup Finals were cancelled because of Covid.
Weihegold is officially entered on the Master List for the 2021 CDI-W Neumunster in two weeks alongside Emilio and Quantaz, but Isabell plans to ride Quantaz there. She will start Weihegold in ‘s Hertogenbosch a second time if the FEI requires it.
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