The United States Equestrian Federation has confirmed that Laura Graves and Shelly Francis will be representing the U.S.A. at the 2018 World Cup Finals in Paris, France, on 12 - 15 April 2018.
Graves and Francis were the two highest placed riders on the North American World Cup League ranking, based on their average score achieved at the World Cup qualifiers this winter.
Laura Graves and her 16-year old Dutch warmblood Verdades (by Florett As x Goya) competed in two World Cup qualifiers in Wellington this winter and scored 84.675% and 84.975%.
Shelly Francis and Patricia Stempel's 14-year old Hanoverian gelding Danilo (by De Niro x Andiamo) scored 77.725% and 76.150% in the two World Cup qualifiers she rode in Wellington in January and February.
Photo © Astrid Appels
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