Laura Graves Remains Atop Global Dressage Festival Prize Money Rankings, Olivia LaGoy-Weltz Moves Into Top 10

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Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Lonoir celebrating victory at the Adequan Global Dressage-Festival. © 2018 Ken Braddick/

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 26, 2018–Laura Graves and Verdades remained atop the Adequan Global Dressage Festival prize money rankings as the Adequan Global Dressage Festival passed half way in the winter circuit. The world’s No. 4 combination is scheduled to compete this week in their campaign to secure a start at the World Cup Final in Paris in April.

Nations Cup team mate Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Lonoir, with victories in the CDI3* Grand Prix and Special, moved into the top 10 in money earnings, according to standings compiled by and presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock Insurance.

Laura of Geneva, Florida and her 16-year-old KWPN gelding have won a total of $43,100 but did not compete in the fourth of the seven Global CDIs at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

Seven-time Swedish Olympian Tinne Vilhelmson-Silfvén with earnings so far of $34,100 remained in second place while U.S. team rider Shelly Francis of Loxahatchee, Florida grew her purse to $32,650.

Ashley Holzer of New York City, who rode in three Olympics for Canada but now competes under the American flag, rode Havanna to victory in both the World Cup Grand Prix and Freestyle to boost winnings so far to $22,800.

The Dominican Republic’s Yvonne Losos de Muñiz moved up a place to fifth on the money list with $14,550, ahead of Chase Hickok of Wellington and the 19-year-old Sagacious HF on $14,400.

P.J. Rizvi of Greenwich, Connecticut on Breaking Dawn, that her coach Ashley Holzer rode at the 2012 London Games, also climbed up a spot to No. 7 on the earnings table with $12,500.

Adrienne Lyle of Ketchum, Idaho who did not show in CDIs last week was in eighth place with $11,800.

Olivia LaGoy-Weltz of Haymarket, Virginia and Lonoir climbed into ninth with $11,700 while Canada’s Olympic rider Megan Lane brought her winnings into five figures with $10,575 and fill the 10th spot.

Adequan Global Dressage Festival Prize Money Standings – Week Ending Feb. 25, 2018 presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock Insurance

1. Laura Graves USA $43,100
2. Tinne Vilhelmsson-Silfvén SWE $34,100
3. Shelly Francis USA $32,650
4. Ashley Holzer USA $22,800
5. Yvonne Losos de Muñiz DOM $14,550
6. Chase Hickok USA $14,400
7. P.J. Rizvi USA $12,500
8. Adrienne Lyle USA $11,800
9. Olivia LaGoy-Weltz USA $11,700
10. Megan Lane CAN $10,575
11. Juan Matute, Jr. ESP $10,430
12. Brittany Fraser CAN $8,995
13. Jill Irving CAN $7,950
14. Diane Creech CAN $7,580
15. Arlene Page USA $7,000
16. Heather Blitz USA $5,200
17. Melissa Taylor USA $4,210
18. Jennifer Baumert USA $4,110
19. Yvonne de Haan USA $3,175
20. Tom Dvorak CAN $2,895
21. Michael Klimke GER $2,850
22. Sahar Daniel Hirosh ISR $2,250
23. Joanne Vaughn GEO $2,000
24. Katherine Bateson Chandler USA $ 1,800
25. Eliane Cordia van Reesema USA $1,580
26. Jessica Jo Tate USA $1,545
27. Anna Marek USA $1,475
28. Megan Gardner USA $1,435
29. Jodie Kelly-Baxley USA $1,328
30T. Kiichi Harada JPN $1,250
30T. Karen Lipp USA $1,250
32. Jan Ebeling USA $1,040
33. Ellesse Tzinberg PHI $1,000