Kasey-Perry-Glass & Dublet Jump into No. 4 on USA Olympic Rankings After Big Tour Debut
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Feb. 3, 2016
Kasey Perry-Glass and Goerklintgaards Dublet jumped into the No. 4 spot on the United States Olympic rankings after their international Big Tour debut at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival World Cup event in Wellington, Florida at the end of January.
Kasey, who moved to Wellington, Florida from California to pursue her dressage dreams, and the 13-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding posted an average of 72.611 in the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Special.
Laura Graves of Plymouth, Florida on Verdades remained at the top of the standings with 76.569 with Steffen Peters of San Diego, California on Rosamunde with 76.494 in second and on Legolas on 75.202 for third after a weekend of competition at Burbank, California posting personal best scores in all four rides.
The 28-year-old Kasey and Dublet placed third in the Grand Prix and second in the Grand Prix Special that put her ahead of Shelly Francis of Loxahatchee, Florida on Doktor in the fifth spot, Allison Brock of Wellington on Rosevelt sixth, Catherine Haddad-Staller of Califon, New Jersey on Mane Stream Hotmail seventh, Arlene Page of Wellington on Woodstock in eighth and Lisa Wilcox also of Wellington on Galant in the ninth spot.
Kasey has entered Dublet for the CDI3* in Wellington next week, while several other contenders will be in either the $250,000 CDI5* or the 3* that are being staged at the same Global show.
Kasey competed Dublet at Small Tour on both sides of the Atlantic in 2015 and she also traveled with her Grand Prix mount, Trostruplunds Scarlet on whom she is ranked 11th on the Olympic list.
The U.S. will send up to eight combinations to Europe after the California and Florida winter circuits to compete in three events–Compiegne, France and Roosendaal and Rotterdam in the Netherlands–to determine which four horses and riders will be on the American team for Rio de Janeiro, and one reserve combination.