Verdades Ridden by Laura Graves Named US Dressage Federation Horse of Year for 2nd Straight Time

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Laura Graves and Verdades at Tryon World Equestrian Games. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, Dec. 7, 2018–Verdades ridden by Laura Graves has been named 2018 United States Dressage Federation Grand Prix Horse of the Year for the second consecutive year.

The 16-year-old KWPN gelding achieved a median score of 80.584 per cent in a year that saw Verdades and Laura lead the United States to Tryon World Equestrian Games team silver and claim individual silve and become the first American pair in history to rank No. 1 in the world.

Verdades is also the recipient of the Col. Thackeray Award and will have his name engraved on a silver trophy to be on permanent display in the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame housed at the Kentucky Horse Park.

“USDF is thrilled to be able to recognize this extraordinary horse for his many accomplishments during the 2018 competition season.  We also congratulate his owner and rider Laura Graves and the entire Verdades team,” said USDF Executive Director Stephan Hienzsch.