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Strong U.S. Dressage Contingent Sets Sights on 2019 FEI Dressage World Cup™ Final

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Apr 4, 2019, 9:58 AM EST

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Gothenburg, Sweden – Three strong dressage combinations will represent the U.S. in the 2019 FEI Dressage World Cup Final at the Gothenburg Horse Show in the Scandanavium Arena. With three of the four U.S. team silver medalists from the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018 in tow, the U.S. will make a strong push to finish in top positions. Eighteen athletes from 12 countries including defending champion Isabel Werth (Germany), and top riders Daniel Bachmann Andersen (Denmark), Helen Langehanenberg (Germany), Patrik Kittel (Sweden), and others will seek the illustrious title as competition gets underway on Friday, April 5.

 

 

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Laura Graves (Geneva, Fla.) and Verdades, her own and Curt Maes’s 17-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, will make their fourth appearance at the FEI Dressage World Cup Final, after runner-up finishes in 2017 and 2018. Graves will ride 15th in the order of go. Follow Graves on Twitter (@LGravesDressage) and Instagram (@lauragravesdressage).

Recent Highlights: Won the Grand Prix CDI-W and Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W at the 2019 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) 8 with Verdades, won the Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W and placed second in the Grand Prix CDI-W at the 2019 AGDF 3 with Verdades, won the Grand Prix CDI-W and Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W at the 2019 AGDF 1 with Verdades, placed second in the Grand Prix and won the individual silver medal in the Grand Prix Special at the FEI WEG Tryon 2018 with Verdades

Career Highlights: Team bronze medalist and fourth individually at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with Verdades, FEI WEG Tryon 2018 individual and team silver medalist with Verdades, placed second at the 2017 and 2018 FEI Dressage World Cup Final with Verdades

 

 

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Adrienne Lyle (Wellington, Fla.) will ride Salvino, Betsy Juliano, LLC’s 12-year-old Hanoverian stallion, 13th in the order, in her first FEI Dressage World Cup Final appearance. Follow Lyle on Facebook (@adriennelyleUSA), Twitter (@adriennelyle1), and Instagram (@adrienne.lyle).

Recent Highlights: Placed third in the Grand Prix CDI-W and Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W at the 2019 AGDF 8 with Salvino, won the Grand Prix CDI5* and Grand Prix Special CDI5* at the 2019 AGDF 5 with Salvino, placed third in the Grand Prix CDI-W at the 2019 AGDF 3 with Salvino

Career Highlights: Member of the U.S. Dressage Team for the London 2012 Olympics with Wizard, two-time FEI WEG competitor (Tryon 2018 team silver medalist with Salvino, Normandy 2014 with Wizard), 2008 USEF Young Adult ‘Brentina Cup’ Champion with Wizard

 

 

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Kasey Perry-Glass (Wellington, Fla.) will ride Goerklintgaards Dublet, Diane Perry’s 16-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, in her second FEI Dressage World Cup Final. Perry-Glass will ride ninth in the order. Follow Perry-Glass on Facebook (@KaseyPerryDressage), Twitter (@KaseyPDressage), and Instagram (@kasey_perryglass).

Recent Highlights: Placed second in the Grand Prix CDI-W and Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W at the 2019 AGDF 8 with Goerklintgaards Dublet, won the Grand Prix CDI-W and Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W at the 2019 AGDF 7 with Goerklintgaards Dublet, won the Grand Prix CDI-W and placed second in the Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W at the 2019 AGDF 3 with Goerklintgaards Dublet

Career Highlights: Rio 2016 Olympic team bronze medalist with Goerklintgaards Dublet, FEI WEG Tryon 2018 team silver medalist with Goerklintgaards Dublet

 

Competition Information

The 2019 FEI Dressage World Cup Final gets underway Friday afternoon with the Grand Prix. Watch it live on FEI TV beginning at 7:00 a.m. ET.

Learn more about the FEI Dressage World Cup Final at the Gothenburg Horse Show.

FEI Dressage World Cup Final Schedule 

 

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