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The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team Aims for Olympic Qualification at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by Julian McPeak, US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 11, 2018, 5:20 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – With their sights firmly set on Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games team qualification, The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team is ready to head down the Grand Prix centerline on Wednesday, September 12, at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018. Led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Dover, the U.S. team of Laura Graves with Verdades, Adrienne Lyle with Salvino, Kasey Perry-Glass with Goerklintgaards Dublet, and Steffen Peters with Suppenkasper will aim to put their mark on history in front of a home crowd in U.S. Trust Arena. The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team drew 15th in the order of 15 teams in their quest for the podium.

Meet the Team

Laura Graves (Shannon Brinkman Photo)

Laura Graves from Geneva, Fla., riding Verdades, a 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding she owns with Curt Maes. Follow Graves on Facebook (@Laura-Graves), Twitter (@LGravesDressage), and Instagram (@lauragravesdressage).

 

Adrienne Lyle (Taylor Pence/US Equestrian)

Adrienne Lyle from Ketchum, Idaho, riding Salvino, Betsy Juliano LLC’s 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion. Follow Lyle on Facebook (@adriennelyleUSA), Twitter (@adriennelyle1), and Instagram (@adrienne.lyle).

 

Kasey Perry-Glass (Shannon Brinkman Photo)

Kasey Perry-Glass from Wellington, Fla., riding Goerklintgaards Dublet, Diane Perry’s 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding. Follow Perry-Glass on Facebook (@KaseyPerryDressage), Twitter (@KaseyPDressage), and Instagram (@kasey_perryglass).

 

Steffen Peters (Shannon Brinkman Photo)

Steffen Peters from San Diego, Calif., riding Suppenkasper, Four Winds Farm’s 10-year-old KWPN gelding. Follow Peters on Facebook (@arroyodelmar).

 

Last Time Out

Graves and Verdades rode on the silver medal-winning The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team at the FEI Dressage Nations Cup Germany and won the Grand Prix and placed third in the Grand Prix Freestyle at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen.

Lyle and Salvino rode on the silver medal-winning The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team at the FEI Dressage Nations Cup Germany and placed ninth in the Grand Prix and 10th in the Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle.

Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet rode on the silver medal-winning The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team at the FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ Germany and placed fifth in the Grand Prix, third in the Grand Prix Special, and second in the Grand Prix Freestyle at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen.

Peters and Suppenkasper placed fifth in the CDI4* Grand Prix and fourth in the CDI4* Grand Prix Special at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen. Prior to Aachen, the combination won the CDI4* Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special at Leudelange. 

 

Career Highlights

Graves: Team bonze in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games; two-time FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final reserve champion (2018, 2017) and three-time competitor (2018, 2017, 2015); team silver in the 2017 FEI Nations Cup CDIO5* Aachen and the 2016 FEI Nations Cup CDIO5* Rotterdam; team gold and individual silver at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games, and Normandy 2014 Alltech WEG team member

Lyle: Normandy 2014 Alltech WEG team member; London 2012 Olympian; team gold in the 2018 FEI Dressage Nations Cup USA and the 2014 FEI Nations Cup CDIO3* Wellington, and team silver in the 2017 FEI Nations Cup CDIO5* Aachen

Perry-Glass: Team bronze in the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games; 2017 FEI World Cup Dressage Final competitor; team gold in the 2017 FEI Nations Cup CDIO5* Rotterdam and the 2016 FEI Nations Cup CDIO3* Wellington, as well as team silver in the 2017 FEI Nations Cup CDIO5* Aachen and the 2016 FEI Nations Cup CDIO5* Rotterdam

Peters: Team and individual gold at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games and the Guadalajara 2011 Pan American Games; four-time Olympian, including a team bronze at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games and the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games; team bronze at the Aachen 2006 WEG and two individual bronze medals at the Lexington 2010 WEG; 2009 FEI World Cup Dressage Final Champion and five-time competitor (2002, 2007, 2009, 2015, 2017), and numerous FEI Nations Cup medals

 

Competition Information

Competition begins Wednesday with the team competition and individual qualifier Grand Prix at 8:45 a.m. ET in the U.S. Trust Arena. 

Competition Schedule

Results

Find out more about the WEG.

 

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