The fifteen year old Dutch warmblood Verdades was named Adequan/U.S. Dressage Federation Grand Prix Horse of the Year for 2017.
The 15-year-old KWPN gelding owned and ridden by Laura Graves of Geneva, Florida attained a median score of 79.940 per cent in 2017.
Highlights for the pair in 2017 included posting Grand Prix scores of at least 80 per cent twice, at the Adequan Global DressageFestival in Wellington, Florida, only the second American among among 14 riders in the history of the sport to achieve this. The duo was World Cup reserve champion and led the United States team to victory in the Nations Cup in Rotterdam, Netherlands in June and silver medal at the Nations Cup in Aachen, Germany,
Verdades has been awarded a commemorative personalized plaque and his name will be engraved on a silver trophy to be on permanent display in the Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame at the Kentucky Horse Park.
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