Laura Graves is a 29-year-old U.S. Olympic dressage rider. The Fayston, Vermont native won big at the 2015 Pan American Games, bringing home gold in team dressage and silver in individual dressage.
She’ll now turn her focus to the biggest stage of them all, as she and her horse Verdades qualified for the 2016 Olympics. Graves will join Steffen Peters, Allison Brock and Kasey Perry-Glass on the four-member U.S. Olympic dressage squad.
This will be Laura Graves’ first Olympic appearance, and let’s hope that it ends with a medal around her neck. According to the FEI World Rankings, Graves and Verdades are currently ranked 10th in individual dressage, so I’m sure much crazier things have happened on the equestrian circuit. Let’s do our part in wishing Laura Graves good luck in Rio by taking a look at 22 of her hottest photos.