The FEI World Cup Dressage Final kicks off in Paris on April 13, and we’ve compiled all you need to know before the first horse canters down the centerline. All 18 competitors passed the jog early Thursday morning.
When: The dressage kicks off with the Grand Prix on Friday, April 13, at 3:30 p.m. local time, which is 9:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time in the United States. All the riders start in the Grand Prix, and all those scoring 60 percent or higher can move on to the Grand Prix freestyle on Saturday, April 14, at 2 p.m. local time (8 a.m. EDT). The Final title is decided exclusively by the freestyle score.
How To Follow Along: The Chronicle will have photo galleries, stories about each day’s competition, and so much more on www.coth.com. Don’t miss a thing! Also make sure to follow along on the Chronicle’s social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Who’s Hot To Win? The title defender, Germany’s Isabell Werth an Weihegold OLD, is definitely the one to beat this year, but American Laura Graves and Verdades are looking to challenge her.
In total, there are 18 riders from 12 different countries. Find a complete list of the entries here.
Get To Know Them Better: You can go Behind The Stall Door with U.S. horse Verdades.