Florida’s Global Dressage Festival Intensifies With Verdades, Salvino & More

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Verdades looks ready for action as Laura Graves leads her Olympic team bronze medal horse through the veterinary check at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Laura and the 16-year-old KWPN gelding will be competing for the first time in six months as they begin preparations to qualify for the World Cup Final in Paris in April and the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina in September. The last competition for the pair was at Aachen, Germany in July when they became the only combination to beat world No. 1 Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD since the 2016 Olympics. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Salvino being jogged by Adrienne Lyle in the first competition of the year for the 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival World Cup this week will also be the first competition since Salvino was bought by Elizabeth Juliano from the syndicate that originally purchased the horse from Spain as a USA team prospect for Adrienne. Adrienne and Salvino began their Big Tour career at Wellington a year ago. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Brittany Fraser on All In, Canada’s highest ranked combination on the world standings, working at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Alexandra Andresen with Empire B at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival veterinary check. Alexandra, 21 years old, is the first rider from Norway to compete on the Florida winter circuit. She has competed in three European Junior Rider Championships winning multiple individual and freestyle medals and two Europeans for Young Riders. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
The 2016 Olympic combination of Kiichi Harada and Egistar, the first Japanese rider to compete at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida. Kiichi, who works with German trainer Christoph Koschel is seeking to qualify for the World Equestrian Games at Tryon, North Carolina in September. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com