U.S. Dres­sage Team Claims Gold

Practical Horseman - - Winner's Circle -

The Dutta Corp. U. S. Dres­sage Team earned the gold medal at the FEI Na­tions Cup ™ CDIO***** Rot­ter­dam in late June. Amer­i­can rid­ers Laura Graves, Olivia LaGoy-Weltz, Kasey Perry-Glass and Dawn WhiteO’Con­nor posted a score of 446.442 for first place. Swe­den fin­ished sec­ond and Ger­many third. A to­tal of seven coun­tries par­tic­i­pated in the com­pe­ti­tion in the Nether­lands.

Graves and her mount Ver­dades an­chored the U.S. team, win­ning the Grand Prix with a score of 79.46 per­cent and the Grand Prix Freestyle with 80.98 per­cent.

“I am once again so proud of our Dutta Cor­po­ra­tion U.S. Dres­sage Team for win­ning a ma­jor Na­tions Cup here in Rot­ter­dam,” com­mented U.S. Chef d’ Equipe Robert Dover. “This is a year of build­ing depth in our team by in­tro­duc­ing many fresh, new com­bi­na­tions mixed with our fan­tas­tic veter­ans. I am look­ing for­ward to the rest of the sea­son and applaud all of our ath­letes show­ing in Europe. I want to thank them, their per­sonal train­ers, own­ers, spon­sors, the best grooms, USEF, the USET Foun­da­tion, Dr. Rus­sillo, Andy Thomas, Tom Mey­ers, Hal­lye Grif­fin and es­pe­cially our fab­u­lous and beloved horses. Go Team USA!”

From left: Robert Dover, Kasey Perry-Glass, Laura Graves and Olivia LaGoy-Weltz

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