Granato (Wellington, Fla.), and Carlchen W, Page Tredennick’s nine-year-old Warmblood gelding, the combination selected to ride tonight in place of Laura Kraut and Confu, rode into only their second-ever senior Nations Cup arena. A clear round was needed to keep the U.S. team in contention for the top-three spots. Granato and Carlchen W delivered a beautiful and flawless round to keep the team on eight faults.
“It was awesome, I loved the show,” said Granato. “It’s my first time here and it was a little last minute that I ended up being on the team. I came as the reserve rider, planning to jump the Grand Prix. Then when some cards changed, we decided to go tonight and I am thrilled with the decision. I am thrilled with the horse, he felt fantastic and rose to the occasion.”