WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 10, 2019 – Laura Graves and Verdades, America’s top partnership, won the the Adequan Global Dressage Festival World Cup Grand Prix Thursday in their first outing since double silver-medal pewrformances at the Tryon World Equestrian Games last September.
Laura and the Verdades that officially turned 17 years old 10 days ago, scored 80.065 per cent, for the highest score at the start of a competition year and beginning the combination’s sixth year at at Big Tour and in the first international dressage event of 2019.
Shelly Francis of the United States and Danilo placed second on 72.478 per cent and Sweden’s seven-time Olympian Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén on Don Aurellio third on 71.587 per cent.
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Article written by: KENNETH J. BRADDICK