"Coming to America" freestyle victory for Laura Graves and Verdades

Laura Graves and Verdades - photo credit: Lily Forado

Laura Graves and Verdades - photo credit: Lily Forado

The field for this weeks World Cup in Wellington was limited to just 5 combinations

The winning freestyle from Graves and Verdades was originally made for WEG in Tryon, but as the freestyle at WEG was cancelled due to weather surcomstances, they showed it for the first time at home soil yesterday evening.

The degree of difficulty was not as high as expected, and the piaffes were limited with just 8-9 steps, while the final piaffe turn shows some tensions. Lovely half passes in both trot and passage. More double canter pirouettes were shown, both with high qualities but also one lacking more clear turn and a left one where the balance was lost.

Watch both Grand Prix Special and World Cup Grand Prix freestyle classes here - move the timeline to 1.52.00 to watch Graves and Verdades.