Laura Graves

Laura Graves (born July 22, 1987) is an American Olympic dressage rider. She represented the United States at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy where she finished fifth in the team, fifth in the freestyle and fifth in the special dressage competition with Verdades. Her success in Normandy were considered to be a surprise as she only started to compete at the Grand Prix level in 2014.
Graves also competed at the 2015 FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada where she finished 4th, narrowly missing out on a podium finish. Later that year, she competed at the Pan American Games, which were held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She won a gold medal in the team and a silver medal in the individual dressage competitions.
In 2016, Graves competed at her first Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She won a bronze medal in the team competition and earned 4th position individually.