The 2019 US Equestrian Annual Meeting is well underway in West Palm Beach, Florida, where it will continue throughout the weekend. While EN sadly stayed home this year, we’ve been following along via the USEF Network live stream and taking notes for you!
Laura Graves Named 2018 Equestrian of the Year at Pegasus Awards Presented by Adequan
Dressage star Laura Graves took the top honor at this year’s awards, having enjoyed a stellar year with her and Curt Maes’s 16-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Verdades (Florett AS x Liwilarda/Goya). The pair led the U.S. to team gold at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games and became the first American combination to earn an individual silver medal at a world championship. Their success at the WEG boosted Laura and Verdades to the no. 1 spot on the FEI Dressage World Ranking List in October, marking the first time a U.S. dressage combination has been ranked as world number one. Congrats, Laura! A number of honors were awarded at the banquet — see the complete report here.
Highlights from Wednesday, Jan. 9 and Thursday, Jan. 10