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.
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.
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.