Gold and silver at the 2016 Olympics, four European Championship titles and the impressive record of 56 victories in 76 dressage tests – “Weihegold” has more than earned the title wonder mare!
But as of Saturday night, that’s the end of it. After the freestyle in the World Cup finals in Leipzig, Isabell Werth’s (52) super horse is retiring.
Will there be another World Cup victory at the end? This seems impossible due to the superiority of Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (36). Werth emphasizes: “But that’s not what matters to me. I just want her to say goodbye.”
And then? Instead of traveling from tournament to tournament, Holy Gold returns to its owners. Werth: “Then she starts breeding. She already had some successful offspring via embryo transfer. But now she will go into mother and foal life after detraining.
►In show jumping, McLain Ward (46) goes into the final on Sunday (from 4 p.m. on MDR) as the leader. The Ami won the second special stage on Friday on the gelding Contagious.