Laura Kraut's double clear in Dublin Nations Cup makes a statement for making the U.S. World Equestrian Games team
- By SARA CAVANAGH
DUBLIN, Ireland--Laura Kraut’s double clear performance with Zeremonie anchored the U.S. Jumping Team’s effort at the Nations Cup on Friday, Aug. 10, at the Dublin Horse Show CSIO5*.
The class served as the final observation event for the FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, and as such gave Kraut a platform for making her bid to be a part of that team.
Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland led the U.S. team, which placed fifth and also included Jaime Barge of Malibu, Calif., riding Luebbo, Lucy Deslauriers of New York, N.Y., riding Hester, and Adrienne Sternlicht of Greenwich, Conn., riding Cristalline.
"It was a tough course, but a very fair course, a typical Alan Wade-designed course,” Ridland said. “Overall, I was pleased. We’re over here for a variety of different reasons, but obviously the preparation and selection for the World Equestrian Games is part of it. It’s what our summer has been all about, and we’ve been using these shows to work toward our goals down the road.”