USA Dressage Trio Arrives in Gothenburg, Sweden for World Cup Final

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Laura Graves and Kasey Perry-Glass on the ferry to Gothenburg, as photographed by Adrienne Lyle.

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, April 1, 2019–The USA’s trio of dressage riders and horses arrived here early Tuesday morning before the World Cup Final starts Friday with 18 combinations lining up for the Grand Prix and the Freestyle that decides the annual championship set for Saturday.

Adrienne Lyle summarived the journey that began in Wellington, Florida last Thursday:

“2 geldings, 1 stallion, 3 girls, 10 trunks, 1 wheelbarrow, 5 countries, 3 horse trailer rides, 1 airplane, 2 ferries, 3 layovers, 4,800 miles later… we’ve MADE IT to the World Cup finals!”

The “girls” and their horses are:

Laura Graves, 31,and Verdades, a 17-year-old KWPN gelding (Florett AS x Goya), owned by Laura Graves and Curt Maes, and ranked No. 2 in the world;

Kasey Perry-Glass, 31, and Dublet, 16-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding (Diamond Hit x Ferro), owned by Diane Perry, and ranked fifth; and

Adrienne Lyle, 34, and Salvino, 12-year-old Hanoverian stallion (Sandro Hit x Donnerhall), owned by Betsy Juliano LLC, and ranked 28th in the world.

All three were on the team that won silver at last fall’s World Equestrian Games at Tryon and qualified the U.S. for a start at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.