Aug. 29—Caen, France
Most riders who achieve a top five placing at a major championship dream and plan for the competition all year. They lay out their show schedule months in advance; they consider when their horse might peak in his fitness; they plan travel.
Laura Graves? She only found out she was coming to Europe a few months ago—in fact just a few days before her horse’s plane left. And she had no expectations for her placing here at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.