Aachen, Germany – July 20, 2017 – Team USA ranked second overall after the first day of Nations Cup competition at the CDIO5* in Aachen, Germany. The German dressage team took the lead after the Grand Prix with a total of 236.457. The United States team consisted of Laura Graves, Adrienne Lyle, Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Kasey Perry-Glass, and their total score at the end of the Grand Prix was 222.842. Following closely behind with a 218.457 is the team from Denmark.
Adrienne Lyle was the first American to head down the centerline and she earned a 71.814 percent on Salvino, a 10-year-old Hanoverian stallion. The pair finished in 13th place at the end of the Grand Prix. Kasey Perry-Glass was next, and she scored a 68.929 percent on Goerklintgaards Dublet, 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding. Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Lonoir, a 13-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, scored 71.514 percent and finished in 14th place.
Laura Graves was the last rider in the Grand Prix, and she rode her 15-year-old KWPN gelding, Verdades to a score of 79.514 percent. With that score the American anchor was able to pull the team’s overall average into second place. Individually, Graves finished only behind the world’s #1 combination, Germany’s Isabell Werth and Weihegold OLD, who scored an 83.171 percent.