Laura Graves Tops Adequan Global Dressage Festival Prize Money Standings

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Laura Graves on Verdades celebrating victory in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI5* Grand Prix Freestyle. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 13, 2017–Laura Graves’ first CDI5* Freestyle victory with her Verdades boosted the American Olympic team bronze medal rider to the top of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival prize money standings after the third of seven weeks of CDIs.

Laura’s earnings totaled $49,000 after the world’s No. 5 combination competed in just two CDIs at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Stadium grounds this winter. Laura of Geneva, Florida won $42,400 for finishing first in both the CDI5* Grand Prix and the Freestyle to add to the $6,600 she took home after sweeping the World Cup event two weeks ago.

Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén, with high placings in the CDI5* boosted winnings so far this season for Sweden’s seven-time Olympian to $32,300 to rank second on the prize money list, compiled by dressage-news.com and presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock Insurance.

Steffen Peters of San Diego, California competing at Global for the first time on this year’s circuit was in the third spot with $25,560 after high placings in the CDI5* as well as at Small Tour.

Fellow Californian Jan Ebeling of Moorpark has winnings of $15,050 for to be ranked fifth.

Lisa Wilcox of Wellington, Florida with $13,400 and Kasey Perry-Glass also based in Wellington with $10,500 stood in the sixth and eighth places, respectively.

Brittany Fraser was the top ranked Canadian with $21,500 in the fourth spot.

Canadians Jacqueline Brooks with $12,750 and Jill Irving with $10,365 filled the seventh and ninth places, respectively.

Great Britain’s Suzan Pape rounded out the top 10 with earnings of $8,970.

Eighty riders from 13 countries at every international level from ponies to Grand Prix have been awarded prize money in the first three CDIs.

The next Global event is a World Cup qualifier Feb. 23-26.

Adequan Global Dressage Festival Prize Money Standings – Week Ending Feb. 12, 2016 presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock Insurance

1. Laura Graves USA $49,000
2. Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén SWE $32,300
3. Steffen Peters USA $25,560
4. Brittany Fraser CAN $21,500
5. Jan Ebeling USA $15,950
6. Lisa Wilcox USA $13,400
7. Jacqueline Brooks CAN $12,750
8. Kasey Perry-Glass USA $10,500
9. Jill Irving CAN $10,365
10. Suzan Pape GBR $8,970
11. Megan Lane CAN $7,920
12. Charlotte Jorst USA $7,460
13. Arlene Page USA $7,240
14. Shelly Francis USA $7,200
15. Juan Matute, Jr. ESP $5,730
16. Katherine Bateson-Chandler USA $4,570
17. Maria Florenica Manfredi ARG $4,000
18. Lindsay Kellock CAN $3,920
19. Kristof Koschel GER $3,750
20. Katie Poag USA $3,500
21. Jaimey Irwin CAN $3,450
22. Katharina Stumpf AUT $2,880
23. P.J. Rizvi USA $2,800
24. Adrienne Lyle USA $2,760
25. Chase Hickok USA $2,520
26. Michael Klimke GER $2,310
27. Christilot Boylen CAN $2.250
28. Nicole Levy USA $2,200
29. Jane Cleveland USA $1,920
30. Jessica Rhinelander CAN $1,890
31. Olivia Lagoy-Weltz USA $1,880
32. Dawn White O’Connor USA $1,825
33. Kathy Priest USA $1,800
34. Christopher Hickey USA $1,640
35. Barbara Bertschinger SUI $1,540
36. Anna Marek USA $1,380
37. Evi Strasser CAN $1,310
38. Devon Kane USA $1,270
39. Ellesse Tzinberg PHI $1,120
40. Gabriela Stumpf AUT $1,040