Benjamin Werndl was among the winners in a busy weekend of FEI World Cup Dressage and Vaulting action in the Austrian city of Salzburg...
Germany’s Benjamin Werndl threw his hat into the ring for a place at the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final next April when producing a spectacular victory with Daily Mirror at the fifth leg of the 2018/2019 Western European League in Salzburg, Austria.
The pair’s performance wasn’t perfect, with a few glitches along the way, but the best bits weren’t just good - they were breath-taking. And with only three riders from each nation allowed into the Final, Werndl is putting intense pressure on his German counterparts for one of those slots after moving to the top of the leaderboard alongside compatriot Dorothee Schneider.
It was Sweden’s Patrik Kittel who lined up second with Delatio while Schneider slotted into third with Faustus on a day when all the leading partnerships really stepped it up to another level.
In the weekend’s FEI Vaulting World Cup™ in Salzburg, Nadja Büttiker of Switzerland, Lorenzo Lupacchini of Italy and duo Torben Jacobs & Theresa-Sophie Bresch of Germany took the top spots.