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U.S. Dressage Team Wins Silver at World Equestrian Games, Secures Olympic 2020 Qualification

The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Side won the silver medal on Thursday at the World Equestrian Games, existence held at the Tryon International Equestrian Focus in Mill Spring, North Carolina. Germany won gold and Great Britain took the bronze. The Americans made an overall score of 233.229.

Because of the top-six finish, the side earned a quota spot for the Olympic Games 2020. Allocation is an entry into Olympic 2020 competition, so the U.S. is now certain the chance to win consecutive Olympic medals following its bronze medal in Rio in 2016. The athletes designated to compete in Tokyo 2020 will be determined closer to the Sports.

The U.S. last won a medal at the World Equestrian Games inside dressage in 2006 when it took bronze. The U.S. also won silver in 2002 and bronze in 1994.

Dressage requires riders to take their horses through a series of predetermined moves. In the side event, three riders compete per country are judged by a seven-member panel on precision and execution of movement.

The U.S. side of Allison Brock, Kasey Perry-Glass, Steffen Peters and Laura Graves won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. It was the first Olympic medal for the U.S. in dressage since 2004.

At this year’s occasion, it was Peters onboard Suppenkasper, 2012 Olympian Adrienne Lyle and Salvino, Perry-Glass with Goerklintgaards Dublet and Graves on Verdades who earned the silver.

U.S. Dressage Team Wins Silver at World Equestrian Games, Secures Olympic 2020 Qualification

Graves and Verdades were the last to compete for the U.S. and made a score of 81.537 percent, second-best of the day overdue Germany’s Isabell Werth on Bella Rose.

The U.S. was in third place overdue Germany and Sweden heading into Thursday, which was the second day of competition.

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