Top eight finish for Ireland’s Anna Merveldt in Austrian World Cup Grand Prix

  • 7 December 2019, 10:20

Irish Dressage rider Anna Merveldt has finished in equal eighth place in today’s (Saturday) FEI World Cup Grand Prix at Salzburg in Austria. Riding the 10-year-old gelding Esporim, Merveldt scored 68.326% to match the score of Germany’s Helen Langehanenberg and Annabelle in a competition that attracted 15 competitors.

Anna Merveldt (right) pictured with Irish team mate Kate Dwyer at the recent HSI Rebrand Launch and Medal Reception at Killashee House Hotel in Naas, Co Kildare. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

German superstar Isabell Werth took victory with Emilio on a score of 78.957% while Benjamin Werndl (GER) took runner-up spot with Daily Mirror on 77.717% ahead of French third place finisher Morgan Barbancon and Sir Donnerhall II on a score of 72.304%.

Today’s result comes on the back of two top five finishes for Anna Merveldt and Esporim at the four-star show German show in Munich a fortnight ago.

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