Laura Graves Rides SenSation HW to Win US Festival of Champions Prix St. Georges

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Laura Graves on SenSation HW. File photo. © 2022 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

WAYNE, Illinois, Aug. 22, 2022–Laura Graves rode SenSation HW to win the U.S. Festival of Champions Prix St. Georges Monday with the highest St. Georges score in 16 month of Small Tour competition.

Laura of Geneva, Florida and the nine-year-old Westfalen gelding were awarded 75.117% by the all-American panel of five judges with the Intermediate 1 and Freestyle to come to decide the title in the week-long national championships of virtually every age and level of horses and riders.

Nick Wagman of San Diego, California and Heatcliff, a 10-year-old KWPN gelding, scored 73.529%–including one mark of 77.352% that was the highest in the class of 14 combinations–for runner-up.

Emily Miles of La Cygne, Kansas and Daily Show, eight-year-old Hanoverian stallion, were third on 71.646% . Emily and Daily Show competed in the world five-year-old championships, in 2019.

Results

Prix St. Georges (for Intermediate Championship)

Judges: Kari McClain Michael Osinski Sarah Geikie Kristi Wysocki William Warren
Place Score Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 75.117 Laura Graves SenSation HW 75.735 76.176 75.735 76.911 71.029
2. 73.529 Nick Wagman Heatcliff 72.647 77.352 73.823 72.794 71.029
3. 71.646 Emily Miles Daily Show 71.323 71.323 72.205 72.205 71.176
4. 71.382 Kathleen Raine Figaro 72.500 72.500 70.882 71.029 70.000
5. 70.970 Rebecca Rigdon Iquem 70.588 72.058 70.588 69.558 72.058
6. 70.499 Kim Yacobucci Ichiban 70.294 70.000 72.500 70.735 68.970
7. 70.116 Ali Potasky Inxs 69.117 69.852 69.705 72.058 69.852
8. 69.029 Sarah Gammie Flash 70.588 69.558 68.676 68.382 67.941
9. 68.470 Laura DeCesari Flower-Power 69.558 68.823 66.911 69.117 67.941
10. 68.352 Lauren Knopp Amadeus de Massa 66.029 69.264 67.500 69.558 69.411
11. 67.823 Ali Potasky Irintha 65.147 68.382 69.117 67.941 68.529
12. 65.499 Siobhan Byrne Hans 64.264 65.588 65.882 66.617 65.147
13. 64.029 Chloe Fullar Farley 4 64.852 63.676 63.529 62.500 65.588
14. 63.175 Teri Patton-Rich Belissa SVS 64.558 60.588 64.705 64.411 61.617