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American Women Sweep Top Three at AGDF 9 FEI Grand Prix Freestyle

Laura Graves and Verdades. Photos copyright SusanJStickle.com.

Wellington, FL – March 6, 2015 — Three American women were victorious at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival’s (AGDF) Week 9 “Friday Night Stars” FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI-W, presented by Everglades Dressage. Laura Graves (USA) and Verdades scored an incredible 78.875% to take the win, followed by Lisa Wilcox (USA) and Pikko del Cerro HU in second with a 76.325%, and Shelly Francis (USA) and Doktor in third receiving a 75.950%.

CLICK to watch the winning freestyle for Laura and Verdades!
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The Stadium at AGDF housed another sell-out crowd under the lights with Carla Jablonski, a mezzosoprano from The Metropolitan Opera and a graduate of The Julliard School, performing the national anthem accompanied by a string quartet from the Frost School of Music. Competition at AGDF will continue throughout the weekend with a number of classes including the highly anticipated Derby class, which will begin at 11 am on Sunday.

Laura Graves and Verdades are in their first competition back from their outstanding finish at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) and are making a statement with their performances so far this weekend. Graves, who previously stated that yesterday’s Grand Prix was a difficult test for the two, said she felt much more comfortable with her ride in the Freestyle. “He was a little nervous going in, but every time we get into that box he does not ever fail to impress me and nine times out of ten will behave himself,” she said. “I’m glad to be here and it’s been a really long time, if ever, that I’ve led a victory lap and I’m honored to have had two American women behind me.”

Wilcox and Pikko del Cerro HU have been tested in the past year with their partnership and tonight was a breakthrough moment for the duo. “I am thrilled. For us, he was so fantastic before the year he had off and you never know what you’re going to have bringing them back, but I feel like he is better and stronger than ever,” she explained. “We’re gaining strength from show to show and we can be a little inconsistent still, but overall I am just so happy with where he is going and what he’s becoming.”

Francis and Doktor have been one of the most consistent pairs on the circuit this season, rarely ever out of the top five in any of their classes. The trust between the two is clear as Doktor continues to improve with Francis’ guidance and builds upon his scores each week. “We had a few little bobbles and he was a little bit tenser in the warm-up than usual, but I have been so proud of him that we continue to put in consistent performances. He’s so workman-like throughout each and every test,” said Francis.

Bethany Peslar and Endel Ots of Everglades Dressage, sponsors of the Large Tour classes for Week 9, continue to find ways to grow the sport, especially through their sponsorship of AGDF. “We’re really committed to giving back to the sport and sponsoring an event like this is very exciting for us. We are looking forward to the rest of circuit and to next year,” said Ots.

Allyn Mann of Adequan®, title sponsor for the entire season of AGDF, was on hand to share his thoughts of the night. He expressed, “We have an unbelievable group of women here with us tonight, and I am so proud to see all of them find this success. I’m honored to be sitting here with them and that I am able to see their incredible talent and their wonderful horses. This group of people is really great, and I am lucky to be a part of this opportunity.”

Linda Zang, Judge at C tonight, was impressed with the quality of the tests and the progress the United States is making to strengthen the sport of dressage. “The judges really worked tonight. The riders are progressing and this program continues to make moves towards the top of the dressage world,” she stated. “As a judge, and I speak for the entire panel, we had to work hard. It wasn’t just sitting and giving scores. All of the riders are getting so keen on their points and we’re looking at consistent (scores of) 7, 8, and 9.”

Several awards were given throughout the night, highlighting the hard work of competitors from all divisions of the show, both National and International. The “Best Horse Owner for Overall Highest Percentage”, presented by Jill Irving, was given to Carla Bahr (also the breeder) and Cyrus for their scores at AGDF 5. Cyrus, a 2009 gelding (Contuci x Corthena, Cor Noir), and rider Tom Dvorak (CAN) had a high score of 78.182% in Level Three. Anne Sparks, owner of Gallant Reflections HU, was given the award for her horse’s performances at AGDF 7.

Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Rassing's Lonoir
Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Rassing’s Lonoir

Olivia LaGoy-Weltz received the “Winner of the Prix St. Georges Owner Award” also presented by Jill Irving. LaGoy-Weltz also took home the “Carol Lavell Award” presented by Carol Lavell and Dressage Foundation. Laura Graves was presented the “Best Horse Owner Award for the Grand Prix Freestyle” presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty, as well as the “Adequan® High Score Award” for the Grand Prix Freestyle.

A special presentation was made to present Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center with a check for $5,000, donated by Wellington Equestrian Realty on behalf of Janne Rumbough, who won the Best Owner Award for the Grand Prix Freestyle at AGDF 7 as owner of My Lady, ridden by Mikala Gundersen.

Olivia LaGoy-Weltz (USA) and Rassing’s Lonoir had a spectacular showing in the tremendously large FEI Prix St. Georges class of Week 9 presented by Peacock Ridge. The class, which boasted more than 50 entries, was competitive till the very end with five pairs scoring above a 71.000%. The duo scored an impressive 74.158% to take home the win.

LaGoy-Weltz and Rassing’s Lonoir have had a very strong season so far at AGDF and continue to improve upon their scores from earlier in the season. “Everything came together in this class. It was one of the first rides where I could really trust him. He occasionally can throw in some hot behavior, which is good; it just takes a while to get that under control and harness it together in the right way,” she remarked. “He was so on last night. His confidence has really grown, and it’s clear that he’s starting to feel more comfortable with himself.”

LaGoy-Weltz has been working on controlling the tremendous power of “Lono”, and they nailed it in their test, which speaks volumes to the amount of work LaGoy-Weltz has dedicated to ensuring he is brought up correctly. She explained, “We finally were able to put that power where we wanted it and he wasn’t trying to take over, but we kept it throughout the test, which has been our main goal.”

Competition will continue at AGDF 9 Palm Beach Dressage Derby tomorrow with both the FEI Intermediaire 1 CDI-W, presented by Peacock Ridge, and the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI-W, presented by Everglades Dressage, followed by highlight Derby class on Sunday morning and the FEI CDI-W Intermediaire 1 Freestyle. For more information on AGDF, please visit www.globaldressagefestival.com.

About the Adequan Global Dressage Festival:

The Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) is one of the world’s largest international and national dressage circuits featuring 7 FEI Dressage events, including a 5* and the only FEI Nations’ Cup Series CDIO in the Western Hemisphere. The AGDF offers more than $650,000 in prize money for the seven international competitions, making it one of the richest circuits in the world. The Stadium at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center facility includes the Van Kampen covered arena (made possible by Kimberly and Frederic Boyer and family) and four outdoor arenas with world-class footing, 200 permanent stalls, and a VIP seating area.

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Lendon’s Winter Educational Program Update

Photo by: Mary Adelaide Brakenridge/PSdressage.com.

The Weekend Educational Program is only weeks away. Here are the details:

January 31 – February 1, 2015
Nonnewaug High School, Woodbury, CT
For Riders of All Disciplines and Levels, Instructors, and Parents.
www.dressage4kids.org

Designed for riders of all ages, disciplines, and levels; parents; and trainers, the Weekend Educational Program seeks to include everyone from the horse community, and the two-day event provides great networking opportunities with fellow riders and trainers from multiple disciplines.

This year Dressage4Kids welcomes international dressage competitor Laura Graves as a keynote speaker. At the recent World Equestrian Games, Laura finished 5th in the Grand Prix Musical Freestyle and was the highest placed member of the US Dressage Team. She has brought her outstanding horse, Verdades, from a youngster to competing at Grand Prix. We are so pleased that she can come to talk to us given her busy schedule.

We also welcome inspirational speaker and mountain climber, Donna Decker, who has climbed the highest mountains on all seven continents and completed a successful summit of the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest, in 2012. We all learn so much from a successful person in any field, and look forward to hearing from Donna.

Online registration for the Weekend Educational Program is now available:

Online Registration

Discounted rates are available only until January 17th, 2015. Register now to take advantage of the discount!

The tentative schedule is also now available online:

Tentative Schedule for Saturday

Tentative Schedule for Sunday

Please note that Dressage4Kids, Inc. reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or schedule as necessary.

For more information regarding the Weekend Educational Program, please go to www.dressage4kids.org or contact Susan Sieber, Event Coordinator, at ssieber@interstatelumber.com or at (203) 223-4261.

Also of note regarding the 2015 Youth Dressage Festival Required Reading:

Knight Equestrian Books is honoring gift certificates and the Dressage4Kids discount rate, but is no longer accepting online orders. Please contact Janet Blevins at (207) 882-5495 to place your order for the Required Reading Books.

Dressage4Kids, Inc. is a non-profit organization incorporated for the express purpose of providing educational and competitive opportunities for youth riders and the adults who support them.

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To see videos of last year’s (2014) programs, CLICK THIS LINK <<<.

The 2015 WEP speakers roster includes:

Carole Baker, BHSI Teacher, Dir. Emeritus Equine Program at Post University

Andrea Beukema

Joy Black

Denise Branecky, Vet Student

Sarah Bronson, Executive Director of Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center

Liz Caron

Beth Clarke, JD and owner of the Equine Business Institute

Donna Cloutier, Photographer

Sydney Collier, Para Dressage rider and competitor at the 2014 World Equestrian Games

David Collins, Dressage trainer and author of Dressage Masters

Dr. Emily Dean, DVM

Donna Decker, Mountain climber who has summited Mt. Everest

Robyn Dolby, Artist

Dr. Matt Eliott, DVM and author of Stallside

Deb Fabiani, owner of Arbitrage Tack

Fern Feldman

Margaret Freeman, USEF “S” Judge

Laura Graves, competitor at the 2014 World Equestrian Games

Lendon Gray, Two-time Olympian

Rachel Greene-Lowell, Eventing Trainer

Ann Guptill, USDF Certified Instructor

Vicki Hammers-O’Neil, USDF Certified Instructor

Steve Kraus, BS, CJF, Head of Farrier Services at Cornell University

Robin Levine, Fitness Instructor

Brian Lomax, founder of PerformanceXtra™ and Mental Toughness coach

Sandra Mendelson, Certified Equine Photopuncture Therapist and Holistic Health Coach

Maureen Pach, BHSAI Certified Instructor and USPC National Examiner

Ron Postleb

Michele Rosa

Carla Sharp

Kristen Soto, Equestrian Vaulting Instructor

Bonnie Stetson, owner of Centaured Massage and massage therapist

Brian Stuart, Equine Dentist

Ayden Uhlir

Jamison Wallace, Centered Riding Instructor

Liz Webb, Horse Management Faculty

Kate Wilson, owner of Dutchess Bridle & Saddle

And many other distinguished guests.

Dressage4Kids, Inc. reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or schedule as necessary.

Have a safe New Year!
Lendon Gray

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Personal Best for Graves Produces Top Five Finish in Freestyle at WEG

Laura Graves and Verdades (SusanJStickle.com)

Caen, France – The U.S. Dressage Team closed out an extremely successful 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games with two top 10 finishes in Friday’s Freestyle. Fifteen of the world’s best combinations headed into the d’Ornano Stadium to stake their claim on the final medals of the FEI World Dressage Championships. Laura Graves continued her meteoric rise to the top level of the sport by earning a fifth place finish on Friday afternoon, while Steffen Peters once again demonstrated why he is so highly regarded with a 10th place finish.

Graves (Geneva, Fla.) and her own Verdades were welcomed into the d’Ornano Stadium by massive cheers by the capacity crowd and did not disappoint as they performed an extremely technical Freestyle. The 12-year-old KWPN gelding matured exponentially over the week as the nerves from earlier in the week were long gone and he looked every bit a championship veteran to score 82.036%.

For the Grand Prix and Special tests, Graves kept singularly focused but on Friday she did allow herself to take in the World Championship atmosphere.

“I try to turn it all off but a little bit today I let myself enjoy it because he’s had such a good two test earlier in the week,” said Graves. “I did let myself look up and take it all in and everyone was just cheering and he just walked in like he’s done it a thousand times.”

Graves has owned Verdades since he was six months old and has diligently prepared the gelding and believes that her long term plan was instrumental in their phenomenal World Championship debut.

“We try to do things really methodically and it proves when you do that plan and doing what you know is right, you get there.”

Steffen Peters and Legolas 92 (SusanJStickle.com)
Steffen Peters and Legolas 92 (SusanJStickle.com)

Peters (Sand Diego, Calif.) and Four Winds Farm’s Legolas 92 completed their 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games experience by earning a 77.321% in the Freestyle. The three-time National Champions demonstrated their trademark piaffe and passage.

“The piaffe and passage were great; when he’s this excited the walk can be difficult but he was great,” said Peters of the 12-year-old Westphalian gelding. “I’m very happy.”

The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games double Bronze medalist was not only pleased with Legolas 92’s performance in the Freestyle but with how the horse performed throughout the week.

“It (the atmosphere) was good; the crowd was very energetic and wonderful. My hat goes off to Legolas; it’s been a hard three days and he’s still energetic. This is one the best Freestyles he’s ever done and to do that at a major competition like the World Games is fabulous.”

Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro claimed the Freestyle Gold on a score of 92.161% and now the British combination are the reigning World, Olympic, European and World Cup champions. Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill of Germany claimed Silver on a score of 88.286%, with The Netherlands’ Adelinde Cornelissen and Jerich Parzival NOP scoring 85.714%.

By Helen Murray

To learn more about the dressage championship at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, visit: http://www.normandy2014.com/2014-games/the-disciplines/2/dressage.

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Graves Produces Career Performance in Grand Prix Special at WEG

Laura Graves & Verdades (SusanJ.Stickle.com)

Caen, France – The U.S. had strong representation in the Grand Prix Special on Wednesday at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, as three American combinations headed down centerline in the d’Ornano Stadium. Riding in front of the Ground Jury of Susan Hoevenaars, Dietrich Plewa, Stephen Clarke, Francis Verbeek, Isabelle Judet, Lisolette Fore, and Elizabeth McMullen, Laura Graves produced a career-best performance, Steffen Peters continued to impress, and Adrienne Lyle closed out her World Championship debut.

With a nearly impeccable performance on Wednesday, Graves (Geneva, Fla.) showed the world that she is ready to go head-to-head with the best in the sport. Riding her own Verdades, the 27-year-old produced a fluid, powerful test with highlights coming in the canter tour as the 12-year-old KWPN gelding demonstrated impressive pirouettes and tempi changes.

The nerves that had plagued Verdades in the Grand Prix and apprehension at the far end arena were nowhere in sight as the partners of 12 years produced a personal best Grand Prix Special score of 77.157% to finish in eighth place.

“There are no words for what it feels like to have a test like this with a horse you know so well,” said Graves. “I was really thrilled with our pirouettes; he stayed in all his changes at that (the far) end of the ring, and his tempis were great.”

With her strong performance on Wednesday, Graves and Verdades are among the 15 combinations which have now qualified for the Freestyle, a position she never imagined being in during her first World Championships.

“This is a dream come true; to have this happen at 27 is a fairy tale. After being so nervous yesterday he was great today,” said Graves. “To make it to the Freestyle is more than I could have imagined.”

Peters (San Diego Calif.) headed into d’Ornano Stadium as the next rider after Graves as she and applause for his teammate welcomed him and Four Winds Farm’s Legolas 92 to the arena. The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games double Bronze medalist looked to replicate much of his ride from the Grand Prix, while executing clean one-time changes. The three-time National Champions were able to do just that, as they finished in 10th place on a score of 75.742%.

Steffen Peters & Legolas 92 (SusanJ.Stickle.com)
Steffen Peters & Legolas 92 (SusanJ.Stickle.com)

“I got the ones,” said an excited Peters. “It was a very exciting Grand Prix Special for Legolas. This has always been a difficult test for him.”

Peters will join his teammate, Graves, in Friday’s Freestyle, where he will look to continue to produce the solid work the 12-year-old Westphalian gelding has been producing all week.”

“I’m very excited to see two American flags up there heading into the Freestyle. I just hope Legolas goes as well as he has all week.”

Lyle (Ketchum, Idaho) and Peggy Thomas’ Wizard were the first American combination of day, performing their Grand Prix Special during the morning session. The 2012 Olympic Games veterans started off with a strong trot-tour, but bobbles in the latter half of the test resulted in 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding scoring 69.202%.

Lyle felt that her partner of nine years was not on the form he was during her Grand Prix Test on Monday, but is still thrilled with the gelding’s performance in their World Championship debut.

“He was not himself today; I’m not sure what was bothering him today but he just wasn’t himself,” said Lyle. “The focus was on the Team (championship which was determined by the Grand Prix) and that went really well so I’m happy.”

Great Britain’s reigning Olympic, European, and World Cup champions, Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro, again showed why they are ranked number one in the world as they added the World Championship Grand Prix Special Gold medal to their names on a score of 86.120. Germany captured the Silver and Bronze medals with Helen Langehanenberg and Damon Hill and Kristina Sprehe and Desperados FRH on scores of 84.468 and 79.762, respectively.

Dressage will come to a close at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games with the Freestyle on Friday afternoon, Peters will go down centerline at 2:35pm local time followed an hour later by Graves at 3:35pm local time.

By Helen Murray

To learn more about the dressage championship at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, visit: http://www.normandy2014.com/2014-games/the-disciplines/2/dressage.

Follow the U.S. Dressage Team here.

Lyle and Graves Finish Equal Tenth in Deutsche Bank Prize at CDIO5* Aachen

Adrienne Lyle & Wizard (Shannon Brinkman Photo)

Aachen, Germany – Adrienne Lyle and Laura Graves closed out a strong American effort in dressage competition at CHIO Aachen by tying for 10th in Sunday’s CDIO5* Deutsche Bank Prize. The two members of the Short List for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Dressage Team both score 76.900%.

Lyle (Ketchum, Idaho) and Peggy Thomas’ 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding, Wizard, earned high marks for their music and interpretation as well as scoring 8s across the board for their degree of difficulty.

Graves (Geneva, Fla.) and her own 12-year-old KWPN gelding, Verdades, also earned high scores for their music and interpretation as well as for the choreography of their Freestyle.

Learn more about CHIO Aachen here.

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Laura Graves Leads US Dressage Effort Saturday in Aachen

Laura Graves & Verdades (Shannon Brinkman Photo)

Aachen, Germany – Four members of the Short List for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Dressage Team competed for the U.S. at the CHIO Aachen on Saturday. Laura Graves, Adrienne Lyle, and Caroline Roffman rode in the CDIO5* Grand Prix Special, while Shelly Francis rode in the CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle.

Laura Graves (Geneva, Fla.) and Verdades led the U.S. effort with an eighth-place finish aboard Verdades in the Meggle-Prize CDIO5* Grand Prix Special. Graves and her own 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding earned a score of 74.784% for a solid performance in an international field. Adrienne Lyle (Ketchum, Idaho) and Peggy Thomas’ 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding, Wizard, finished in 13th place on a score of 72.902%, while Caroline Roffman (Wellington, Fla.) and her own 11-year-old Hanoverian mare, Her Highness O, were 29th with a score of 61.314%.

Both Graves and Lyle move on to Sunday’s Grand Prix Freestyle as the CDIO5* comes to close.

In the Philips-Prize CDI4* Grand Prix Freestyle, Shelly Francis (Loxahatchee, Fla.) and Patricia Stempel’s Doktor, an 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding, had a great performance. The pair executed a solid test to score 71.725% and finish in seventh place.

Learn more about CHIO Aachen here.

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Graves Leads Strong American Effort on First Day of Competition at CDI4* Fritzens

Laura Graves and Verdades at the 2014 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions (SusanJStickle.com)

Fritzens, Austria – U.S. riders kicked off both Big Tour and Small Tour competition on Friday at CDI4* Fritzens with strong performances in the Grand Prix and Prix St. Georges Tests. Four members of the Short List for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Dressage Team – Laura Graves, Shelly Francis, Caroline Roffman, and Lisa Wilcox – secured top results for the United States in the Grand Prix for the Special to qualify to contest Sunday’s Grand Prix Special, while Steffen Peters started the day with a win in Small Tour competition.

“It was a great day for American Dressage here at the beautiful Fritzens CDI4*,” said Chef d’Equipe Robert Dover.

Leading the way for the Americans on Friday were The Dutta Corp/USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Reserve Champions, Graves (Geneva, Fla.) and her own Verdades. The 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood earned a mark of 73.380% to finish in second place among the field of 30.

Francis (Loxahatchee, Fla.) was the final U.S. entry of the day with Patricia Stempl’s 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding, Doktor. The pair scored 70.460% to finish in fifth place on Friday.

Roffman (Wellington, Fla.) and her own Her Highness O were the first U.S. combination down the centerline on Friday afternoon, scoring 68.940% to finish the Grand Prix in 11th place.

Wilcox (Loxahatchee, Fla.) also contested the Grand Prix for the Special with Betty Wells’ 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding Denzello scoring 67.660% to earn a 16th finish.

Finishing in first place in the Grand Prix for the Special was Austria’s Victoria Max-Theurer and Blind Date with a score of 74.500%.

Reigning Dutta Corp/USEF Intermediaire I Dressage National Champions, Peters (San Diego, Calif.) and Four Winds Farm’s seven-year-old Rheinlander mare Rosamunde, proved unbeatable in the Prix St. Georges scoring 75.105% to top the field of 21. Also contesting Fritzens’ Small Tour competition are Tina Konyot (Palm City, Fla.) and Bruce Grivetti’s Wyoming. On Friday the 13-year-old Hanoverian gelding scored 65.289% to finish in 17th place.

Competition at CDI4* Fritzens continues on Saturday with three U.S. Big Tour combinations performing the Grand Prix Test to qualify for the Freestyle and Peters and Konyot returning with their Small Tour horses in the Intermediaire I Test. In the Grand Prix for the Freestyle, the United States will be represented by Short Listed for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Dressage Team riders: Peters and Four Winds Farm’s Legolas 92, Adrienne Lyle (Ketchum, Idaho) and Peggy Thomas’ Wizard, and Konyot with her own Calecto V.

Jan Ebeling (Moorpark, Calif.), who also is part of the Short List for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Dressage Team, had originally been slated to ride Beth Meyer, Ann Romney, and Amy Ebeling’s Rafalca in Grand Prix competition at Fritzens. However, after the 2012 Olympic Games veteran sustained a minor injury it was decided it was in the best interest of the mare to withdraw her from the weekend’s competition; however, the combination still remains in contention for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Dressage Team.

Learn more about the CDI4* Fritzens here.

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Dressage Radio Episode 58 – WEG-Bound Hayley Beresford & Developing Rider Laura Graves:

Swiss based Australian rider Hayley Beresford makes her debut on the show this week as she continues her WEG campaign and Developing Rider Laura Graves tells her story of how she made her way in the sport. Catherine Haddad is in the co-host chair with some helpful advice. Listen in.

Dressage Radio Episode 58 – WEG-Bound Hayley Beresford & Developing Rider Laura Graves:

  • Co-Hosts: Chris Stafford & Catherine HaddadCatherine’s Blog on The Chronicle of the Horse
  • Guest: Laura Graves
  • Guest: Hayley Beresford
  • News: US Para-Dressage riders held their WEG Final Selection Trials this past weekend at Lamplight in Illinois.
    Long List for the USEF Para-Dressage 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Rebecca Hart Robin Brueckmann Laura Goldman Susan Treabess Holly Bergay Jonathon Wentz Wendy Fryke Jennifer Baker Mary Jordan Kim Decker Erin Alberda Kathryn Groves Barbara Grassmyer Kim Jones Elizabeth Pigott

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