2003 World Cup Dressage Results

Learn how each judge scored each movement for the top six finishers in the final. Written by Sandra Oliynyk for Dressage Today.
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Learn how each judge scored each movement for the top six finishers in the final. Written by Sandra Oliynyk for Dressage Today.

Germany's Ulla Salzgeber and Rusty won the FEI World Cup Dressage Final, March 30, in G?teborg, Sweden, Her teammates Heike Kemmer, on Albano 7, and Isabell Werth, on Anthony FRH, placed third and fifth, respectively giving the Germans ample reason to celebrate.

U.S. rider Debbie McDonald on Brentina finished second overall at the 2003 FEI World Cup Dressage Final--the best placing ever for an American.

U.S. rider Debbie McDonald on Brentina finished second overall at the 2003 FEI World Cup Dressage Final--the best placing ever for an American.

But they weren't the only ones happy with the outcome of the competition. American riders Debbie McDonald, Guenter Seidel and George Williams challenged the German trio every step of the way and finished second, fourth and sixth, respectively.

Here is a compilation of how each judge at the final scored each rider, movement-by-movement.

Ground Jury
E: Dr. Evi Eisenhardt (GER);
H: Linda Zang (USA);
C: Vincenzo Truppa (ITA);
M: Beatrice B?rcher-Keller (SUI);
B: Ghislain Fouarge (NED)

First Place: Ulla Salzgeber (Germany) on Rusty; Overall Score: 82.19 percent



Second Place: Debbie McDonald (United States) on Brentina; Overall score: 78.89 percent



Third Place: Heike Kemmer (Germany) on Albano 7; Overall score: 76.94 percent



Fourth Place: Guenter Seidel (United States) on Nikolaus 7; Overall score: 75.72 percent



Fifth Place: Isabell Werth (Germany) on Anthony FRH; Overall score: 75.67 percent



Sixth Place: George Williams (United States) on Rocher; Overall score: 75.56 percent



Read complete coverage of the World Cup Dressage Final in the June 2003 issue.