Yesterday U.S. Dressage rider Laura Graves and her partner Verdades found themselves at the tippy top of the FEI Dressage World Rankings. They are the first American pair to achieve such a feat. This follows their team performance in the Grand Prix and an individual silver medal in the Grand Prix special at WEG last month.
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Events Opening This Week: Hagyard Midsouth Three-day Event & Team Challenge H.T. (KY, A-8) Pine Hill Fall H.T. (TX, A-5) Fresno County Horse Park Horse Trials (CA, A-6) Tryon Riding & Hunt Club H.T. (SC, A-3) Galway Downs International Event & H.T. (CA, A-6)
Events Closing This Week: Fresno County Horse Park Horse Trials (CA, A-6)
U.K. event rider Nana Dalton is telling her story to raise awareness of the effects of head trauma. Nana suffered a fall in a Novice (Preliminary) show jumping in April, but continued to not feel right in the weeks following. She has since decided to put off competing for the rest of the year to fully recover. [Four-star rider reveals her struggle with head injury]
Area VI Championships are taking place this weekend at Woodside. The championships divisions will run alongside the annual fall CIC classes at the Northern California venue. [Woodside International Horse Trials Celebrates the 2018 Area VI Championships]
British Eventing’s 80cm Championship will move to Burghley in 2020. To Americanize this: It would be as if the Beginner Novice AEC division was held at Kentucky. What a cool opportunity for these riders! [Exciting move for BE80 championships to prestigious four-star venue]