Dec. 22, 2018
Laura Graves and Verdades Stamp their Authority on Week Three of the 2018 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival
Wellington, FL – January 25, 2018 – Laura Graves and Verdades ensured an electric start to week three of the 12-week 2018 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Florida. The American duo won the FEI World Cup Grand Prix, presented by US P.R.E. Association, in emphatic style, scoring 79.63%.
The score would have been over 80% — achieved twice by them in this test at the 2017 AGDF — but for a leap into canter from passage just before the final halt. Graves’ riding received nines from all five judges, and the 16-year-old gelding by Florett As was bursting with energy.
“This is my first show out this season,” said Graves, 30. “I was super pleased with my horse, so for the first time back in almost six months to pick up where we left off and I think maybe improving some things, is just fantastic.”
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