Wellington, FL – April 14, 2015 – Kingsland Equestrian, designer and manufacturer of Kingsland Equestrian apparel and horse gear, is proud to welcome Laura Graves to its family of sponsored riders. Since Kingsland’s celebrated expansion to North America in the fall, Graves joins the ranks of elite sponsored dressage riders including British star Charlotte Dujardin, Danish rider Andreas Helgstrand, Spanish rider Morgan Barbançon Mestre, and many top show jumpers and eventers.

Graves is an accomplished international FEI competitor and USDF Gold Medalist. She has been studying the art of dressage for over 20 years. In 2014, Graves shot to super stardom with her horse Verdades when the pair earned a silver medal at the U.S. Dressage Championships and was named to the U.S. Equestrian Team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Competing in France, the U.S. team finished fourth, and Graves and Verdades placed fifth and eighth individually. Most recently, the duo won six classes at the 2015 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, FL.

Graves is based out of Apopka, FL, just outside Orlando, at her own CrossTies LLC. With Verdades, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Florett AS x Goya), she looks forward to representing the United States as a member of the Kingsland Equestrian team. Graves and Verdades will sport Kingsland Equestrian apparel in the ring at the 2015 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final.
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“I am extremely excited about being a Kingsland rider. It is a Norwegian company and to have the opportunity to represent them in our country is an excellent opportunity,” Graves stated. “I hope to be able to represent them the way that they want to see their company represented, and I hope I can help them gain exposure. The quality of the products is extremely high, and they all fit very well. I think they have a European flair in the clothes that we maybe do not see in some of our American brands. Every time I wear a Kingsland outfit, everyone is just throwing compliments at you, so it is easy to wear the clothes.”

Kingsland CEO Carsten Mikkelsen stated, “We are thrilled to welcome Laura to the Kingsland family. She is a great representative of the sport of dressage, and we feel she will be the same for Kingsland.”

Graves is excited to wear all of her Kingsland gear in the show ring this year, and has enjoyed wearing her favorite Kingsland polo in Florida this winter.

“So far this shirt is my favorite. It has been so warm here that I have not had a chance to get a favorite of something for colder weather, but I know they have an excellent line for cooler weather with hoodies and jackets and vests,” Graves noted. “This polo is awesome. It is extremely feminine, but it is the moisture-wicking performance fabric, which when you spend all day in a barn in this heat, it is extremely important that it wears well, washes well, and it looks great on top of it.”

“I am excited about being an ambassador for them in the U.S.,” Graves acknowledged. “It is always flattering to get noticed by an international company who is looking to use you to represent them in your own country. I am excited to kind of merge America with their European company.”

“Laura has become a household name in America,” said Gianluca Caron, Kingsland North American Manager. “We can’t wait to see her winning in the ring wearing Kingsland.”

Graves’ alignment with Kingsland Equestrian furthers an aim to support up-and-coming talent in horse sport.

Kingsland Equestrian apparel and horse gear will be available at the 2015 FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas, NV, through exclusive retailer Equis LLC at Booths 305-307-309.

For any further information or questions, please contact Mr. Gianluca Caron: gc@kingslandequestrian.com, (561) 324 8966.

Kingsland Equestrian Inc.
12300 Southshore Blvd, Suite 101
33414 Wellington, Florida, USA

About Kingsland
Kingsland is a Norwegian brand, which has since its creation in 1999, grown to become one of the world’s largest manufacturers of equestrian wear and horse gear. Kingsland has a reputation for its subtle blend of classic equestrian fashion and contemporary design. This combination, together with the use of top quality materials, has made Kingsland the favorite brand of many leading riders and equestrian professionals across all disciplines worldwide.

As a brand born from-, and daily run by, avid equestrians, Kingsland’s vision is to maintain the stylish look of rider and horse, although improving the fit and innovating the materials of the garments. This way a Kingsland product can stand the hardest conditions and still make you look fabulous.

Today, fifteen years later, Kingsland is a major sponsor of top ranked riders and prestigious international shows. The brands increasing popularity has led to the development of a whole new range of products, presenting numerous collections a year including an exclusive dressage line and also a wide range of quality casual wear. For more information, please visit www.kingslandequestrian.com.