USA Olympian Kasey Perry-Glass & Dublet Return to Top Sport After 8-Month Break
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WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 27, 2018–Kasey Perry-Glass and Dublet return to the international competition arena this week after an eight-month break following three years of intensive trans-Atlantic campaigning that won the American pair an Olympic team bronze medal and success at top European shows.
Kasey and the 15-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding are in the lineup for the CDI3* held in conjunction with the Nations Cup as the duo seek to go to Europe again this summer with the U.S. squad from which the team will be selected for the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina in September.
The 30-year-old rider and Dublet are among the six combinations on the U.S. Elite list, based on performance.
She plans to go to Tryon next month for the World Games dressage test event and produce results that will qualify the pair for Europe.
Kasey is originally from California but based herself in Wellington to work with Debbie McDonald, as does Olympic team mates Laura Graves on Verdades, U.S. team riders Adrienne Lyle on her string of mounts, Olivia LaGoy-Weltz on Lonoir, Jennifer Baumert on Handsome and others.
Kasey and Dublet first competed at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington in 2014 and again in 2015, at small tour. The duo went with the Pan American Games long listed combinations to Europe that summer.
The pair moved up to Grand Prix in 2016, competing on Wellington’s winter circuit to earn a place on the group to go to Europe in the summer.
She was successful in being selected for the team for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro that went on to win bronze, the first medal at the Games for the Americans since 2004.
Team mate Allison Brock gave Rosevelt a break after the Games which turned into a decision to no longer compete the stallion at Big Tour. Legolas, that was ridden by Steffen Peters, was turned over to his long-time assistant Dawn White-O’Connor to compete.
Kasey and Dublet competed on the Wellington circuit again in 2017 to qualify for one of the two spots reserved for North America at the World Cup Final in Omaha.
Then, the pair went to Europe with the United States team, winning gold at the Nations Cup in Rotterdam and silver at the World Equestrian Festival Nations Cup in Aachen, Germany.