In 2014 at the World Equestrian Games already, Laura Graves was one of the riders of whom everybody thought to have a promising future. Now the American has set her focus on her chance for Rio and has opted to skip the World Cup Final in Gothenburg. “Our number one priority are the Olympic Games,” so the rider told dressage-news.com The 24-year-old Graves and 14-year-old KWPN gelding will lead the team for Rio. In order to get to Gothenburg the pair would have had to endure a transatlantic flight and subsequent 12-hour drive – of which Graves thought that it was simply too much. Steffen Peters will also forgo the competition.