Protagonist or drawback horse?
Isabell Werth worries in regards to the ego stallion Quantaz
8/3/2022, 8:48 pm
For the primary time in a very long time, Isabell Werth is not going to go to the World Cup as a giant favourite. Nevertheless, there’s something that might work for them – if Quantaz stays “cool”. In the event you do, Quantaz is the very best horse within the German group. And just one has damaged the magic by 80 %.
Every thing is dependent upon Quantaz. In fact, in spite of everything, the twelve-year-old stallion is likely one of the most important gamers within the small three-part “Mission World Dressage Championships 2022”. Its director is Isabell Werth, probably the most profitable rider in historical past, adorned with seven Olympic gold medals and 9 world titles. As already talked about, Quantaz will resolve whether or not ten will probably be added in Herning, Denmark. “In the event you pull your self collectively and go away the stallion ego out, something is feasible,” Werth mentioned. Briefly: “Quantaz ought to keep cool.”
The indignant four-legged pal has not all the time been the identical in the previous couple of weeks, so after CHIO in Aachen it was time to relaxation. “Weekly paddock and pasture,” Werth instructed the sports activities info service. “A very powerful factor for him is that he goes down.” If he does, Quantaz is the very best horse within the German group, and the one one to have cracked the magic 80 % within the Grand Prix, the second most tough take a look at. The world file is 87.460 %, set in 2014 by the British Charlotte Dujardin and her horse of the century, Valegro.
Many prime horses have misplaced within the World Championship
So if Quantaz holds his ego, Isabell Werth doesn’t see the person medals that will probably be awarded within the Grand Prix Particular and freestyle on Monday and Wednesday of subsequent week as too distant. If he does nevertheless go empty-handed for the primary time since Caen 2014, will probably be no drama for him. “It’s clear that we’re in a state of chaos,” he says: “Horses like Bella Rose, Dalera or Showtime, who simply rating greater than 80 % in Tokyo, are usually not in Herning.”
Other than native heroine Cathrine Dufour and her Vamos Amigos, who’re already on the cusp of three gold medals in Herning, there are many shock luggage on the World Championships. Nevertheless, qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics, which is a precedence for the German Equestrian Federation, can’t be in danger. On this, the group of the nationwide coach Monica Theodorescu should end at the least sixth place within the group resolution of the week on the Grand Prix – and Isabell Werth doesn’t care about such a end result in any respect: “From the primary place to the third place, all the pieces is feasible for us.
“And a few cook dinner with water solely”
Along with Werth and Quantaz, the group additionally contains European champion Ingrid Klimke and Franziskus, two-time German runner Frederic Wandres and British Duke and Benjamin Werndl and Famoso. All 4 horses are competing in a global championship for the primary time, and aside from Isabell Werth, this is applicable to 3 of their riders. Werth says: “It is a very new state of affairs, it’s important to wait patiently to see what comes out in the long run. However there are nice riders and nice horses, and a few are simply boiling water.”
Along with his horse coronary heart Bella Rose, who enjoys animal retirement at house in Rheinberg, the medal was actually potential in Herning. The mare took a short look on her option to coaching camp, Werth mentioned: “She mentioned: Bye, take care.” And simply deliver a medal.