Olympic dressage champion Isabell Werth is leaving her base with Madeleine Winter-Schulze to set up a new training facility at home

Former Olympic, World and European Champion Isabell Werth is leaving her base with Madeleine Winter-Schulze, where she trained with Wolfram Wittig, and return to her family home in Rheinburg.

There, she will set up a new training facility, with the help of her father, who has a successful breeding operation.

This is the second time that Isabell has moved her base in the past 12 months.

The dressage world was surprised when she left Dr Uwe Schulte-Baumer, where she had been based for most of her competitive career, to take up a place with Winter-Schulze.

Werth has had a difficult year; failing to gain a place on the German team for the World Equestrian Games and suffering a leg injury while training a horse.

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