Laura Graves
USA

Laura Graves

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FEI World Individual Dressage Ranking
4th
Age30
Competing forUnited States of America - USA
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Statistics

Dressage

Number of starts: 69
Number of wins: 27
Only the results from 01 January 2010 included
Year2016
Individual Rank4
Year Venue Horse Individual Rank Team Rank
2014  FEI World Equestrian Games™ Caen Verdades 5
2014  FEI World Equestrian Games™ Caen Verdades 8
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Discipline: Dressage Born: 2002 Studbook: KWPN Sex: Gelding Current owner: LAURA GRAVES & CURT MAES USA
Verdades
Date Show Event Competition Obs. Height Horse Position Score
24/06/2017 Rotterdam CDIO5*-NC GRAND PRIX FREESTYLE (D9) Verdades 1 80.980
24/06/2017 Rotterdam CDIO5*-NC Team Classification Verdades 1 160.440
22/06/2017 Rotterdam CDIO5*-NC GRAND PRIX (D1) Verdades 1 79.460
Ranking/Standing Horse Rank Points
FEI World Individual Dressage Ranking Verdades 4 2610
Biography
General Interest
Nicknames Lou (equinejournal.com, 05 Apr 2017)
Injuries In 2009 she broke her back after falling from a horse. (equinejournal.com, 05 Apr 2017)
Other information BUSINESS OWNER
She runs CrossTies LLC, an equestrian training and boarding facility in Geneva, FL, United States of America. (Facebook profile, 11 Apr 2017; equinejournal.com, 05 Apr 2017; crosstiesllc.com, 2017)

CAREER CHOICE
As a graduate cosmetologist, she intended to pursue a career in hairdressing before she was partnered with her horse Verdades. Although the mount could be difficult to handle, she recognised the potential in him. "I was a hairstylist. I had moved to Boston [United States of America], and that's what I was going to do, but then I said to myself, 'now is the time'. I was young and had never sat on a horse of this quality before. I said to myself, 'I have this horse in my life who, if I had to buy him at this age, I could never afford. I'm at a point in my life where I can take an escape from what I'm doing for a job'. And I went and tried to make it happen in Florida. I packed up everything and moved." (inc.com, 05 Aug 2016; cnn.com, 10 Jul 2015)

Medals description

Olympic Games
Gold medal - First place Gold medal - First place
Silver medal - Second place Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place Bronze medal - Third place
Ranked Ranked
FEI World Equestrian Games™
Gold medal - First Place
Silver medal - Second place
Bronze medal - Third place
Ranked