Living on the Edge

12 March 2019

We catch up with the in-form Helen Langehanenberg ahead of this weekend’s FEI Dressage World Cup™ event in 's-Hertogenbosch…

Helen Langehanenberg is looking in fabulous form as the FEI Dressage World Cup™ reaches its conclusion.


The German star will be looking to lay down a marker when she competes in 's-Hertogenbosch this weekend - the final qualifier ahead of next month's final in Gothenburg. The Swedish city proved lucky for Langehanenberg when she won the FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final there in 2013.


Helen is currently top of the Western European League standings after podium finishes in all the five events she has taken part in.


After taking much of last season off through maternity leave, she's now in no mood to play it safe out in the ring with her 17-year-old stallion Damsey. In a new video interview she explains the thinking behind a recent change to her Freestyle routine.


“I wanted to make the degree of difficulty a bit higher,” she says. “It worked really well in Amsterdam, so if we get everything right we can get a 10.


“It's a risk if you make it that difficult - but no risk, no fun!”


Watch the full video below...

This weekend promises to be a great competition as Helen takes on fellow Germans Isabell Werth, Benjamin Werndl and Dorothee Schneider who are all looking for a spot in Gothenburg.

Ireland's Judy Reynolds, home favourite Hans Peter Minderhoud and Sweden's Patrik Kittel are among those also on the start list.


Don't miss a moment of this weekend's final FEI Dressage World Cup™ qualifier in 's-Hertogenbosch. Tune into FEI TV from 2.30pm local time for live coverage...