Laura Graves Tops Global Dressage Festival Prize Money Rankings for 2nd Week, Presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Insurance

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Laura Graves and Verdades in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival World Cup Freestyle. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 28, 2019–Laura Graves and Verdades, leading in the quest to challenge for a World Cup title, led the Adequan Global Dressage Festival prize money earnings for the second week of international competitions, according to calculations presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock Insurance.

Riders from six nations have made it into the top 20 money earnings on the circuit that runs for seven weeks of CDIs through the end of March.

Laura of Geneva, Florida and her 17-year-old KWPN gelding, No. 2 in the world, have earned a total of $8,300 from two World Cup qualifiers. In the latest global rankings at the end of this month, the pair will be just four points away from Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD in the world No. 1 spot.

Germany’s Michael Klimke, riding horses for Harmony Sporthorses of Kiowa, Colorado and himself is standing second with $5,420 in total prize money, .

Not far behind on $5,200 is American Shelly Francis of Loxahatchee, a community neigboring Wellington.

Canadian Jill Irving stands in fourth on $3,650 while compatriot Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu and Kasey Perry-Glass, a member of the U.S. World Equestrian Games silver medal team with Laura Graves, were tied on $3,400 in prize money. The American duo returned to competition last week for the first time since the Tryon world championships.

Sweden’s seven-time Olympian Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén, also seeking a start in the World Cup Final in Gothenburg in her homeland the beginning of April stands in seventh place on $3,250.

The prize money earnings are compiled by dressage-news.com.

Adequan Global Dressage Festival Prize Money Earnings – Jan. 28, 2019
Presented by Cunningham & Cunningham Livestock Insurance

1. Laura Graves USA $8,300
2. Michael Klimke GER $5,420
3. Shelly Francis USA $5,200
4. Jill Irving CAN $3,650
T-5. Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu CAN $3,400
T-5. Kasey Perry-Glass USA $3,400
7. Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén SWE $3,250
8. Katherine Bateson-Chandler USA $2,300
9. Jennifer Baumert USA $1,880
T-10.Tina Irwin CAN $1,800
T-10. Yvonne Losos de Muñiz DOM $1,800
12. Adrienne Lyle USA $1,750
13. Diane Creech CAN $1,710
14. Jan Ebeling USA $1,655
15. Ariana Chia CAN $1,440
16. Heather Boo USA $1,175
17. Bent Jensen USA $1,150
18. Belinda Trussell CAN $1,145
19. Meagan Davis USA $1,040
T-20. Alexandra Dominguez GUA $1,000
T-20. Codi Harrison USA $1,000