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Laura Graves Gives Up Ride on Paris Olympic Hopeful Sensation

U.S. Olympian and former World Nr 1 ranked rider Laura Graves has given up the ride on her 2024 Paris Olympic hopeful, Sensation. broke the news that Sensation has returned to his owners, Scot and Carol McPhee.

Sensation is a Westfalian gelding by Sunday out of Donata (by Dancier x Lanthan x Aragon). He is bred by Alfons Bergjohann in Germany.


He was first known as Sensation HW, with the HW referring to horse dealer Irine Hoeflich-Wiederhold, and then got named SenSation FOD with FOD referring to McPhee's Field of Dreams farm in Bath, PA.

Purchased by the McPhees in November 2015 sight unseen as a 3-year old, the black gelding arrived at the owner's yard after being saddle broken in July 2016 and was developed as a youngster by American professional Michael Bragdell.

Bragdell and SenSation HW finished 7th at the 2017 U.S. Young Horse Championships, they won the 5 and 6-year old division at the 2018 and 2019 U.S. Young Horse Championships. At the end of 2019 SenSation returned to McPhee's yard, where Cara Klothe continued the gelding's training to FEI level.

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