U.S. Dressage Team Claims Gold
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