The unstoppable duo sat six per cent ahead of Langehanenberg in second place.
The talk of the town, however, was Irish rider Judy Reynolds and her gelding Vancouver K, who finished third – this marked the first time that an Irish rider had ever finished on the podium in a World Cup Dressage event in Europe.
South Africa’s Tanya Seymour had a good performance with 72 per cent against strong competition.
After the break it was Kathleen Keller and Fabienne Muller-Lutkemeier of Germany who occupied the two top spots with Werth, Langehanenberg,
Dorothee Schneider, Adelinde Cornellissen, and Reynolds still to go, all of whom could clinch the top spot on the right day. However, after Cornellissen’s test aboard her incredibly expressive stallion Aqiedo, it was still Keller in the lead.
Schneider - competing on her fiftieth birthday - on Sammy Davis Jnr, had a few minor mistakes in her canter pirouettes but still went into the lead on 79.5%.
She was followed into the arena by Werth on her superstar mare Weihegold. True to form, the pair pulled off a rhythmical and fluent test and propelled themselves into the lead convincingly with 86.8%.
Werndl and Daily Mirror had the unenviable task of following Werth and despite some good moments, had some problems in his piaffe, pirouettes, and final halt. It didn’t prevent him from slotting into second place on 80.540 with two riders to go and a possible podium.