Riding: Olympic dressage champion Isabell Werth announces the end of her career

She collects medals at Olympic Games, World and European Championships like other postage stamps. Isabell Werth (52 / Rheinberg).

In 1989 the most successful dressage rider in the world won the first precious metal. 48 (!) More followed. A total of 37 gold medals at the Olympics (7), World Championships (9) and European Championships (21).

Many will not join, because Isabell Werth is now talking about the end of his career for the first time.

“Paris is a turning point. Then I’ll be 55. Then my active career will also be over, and then I’ll slowly but surely withdraw from top-class sport. I don’t have to go to championships at the age of 60 and 65, ”said Werth in an interview with BILD and DPA.

She wants to qualify again for the Summer Olympics. Either with the stallion Quantaz (11), with whom she competes at the CHIO in Aachen this week, or her mare Suberb (9).

Werth thinks very highly of the horse lady. “She really has extraordinary abilities. She can follow in Bella’s footstepswhich also fascinated me when I was three years old, ”she explains to BILD. Bella Rose is her favorite horse.

“After Paris, your active career will end at some point,” says Werth. Whether it’s 2024 or 2025 – I’ll find a sensible conclusion. ”One possibility is the CHIO in Aachen, the world equestrian festival. “I hope that my team at home will use the next three years to further establish themselves by then.”


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