What Comes Next for Laura Graves?

Monday, April 22, 2019
Posted by Noelle Floyd

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It was 6:30 on a Saturday morning when I heard a gentle knock on the door. The damp Florida breeze poured in as I opened the door to see a bleary-eyed Laura Graves, clutching a cup of coffee with a sweet smile and a soft “good morning”...

Laura Graves cover on Noelle FloydAs Laura and I chatted, I realized that her rise to the No. 1 dressage rider in the world last year hasn’t necessarily afforded her much job security. Laura might be the best in the business, but her work isn’t over. I’m sure that I am not the only person surprised to learn that there isn’t a line out the door of people wanting to buy horses for Laura Graves. She’s still struggling with what comes next, and Laura’s brave enough to admit that she’s scared.

Laura has the same worries about her future that I have, that you have, that all women looking to excel in their careers have. How will she afford to continue on? Where does her boyfriend fit in? Will kids derail her career? What does she really want? Is happiness the same as success?

In the latest issue of NOËLLE FLOYD Magazine, we explore what makes Laura, Laura — an incredible athlete full of strength and uncertainty and grace and humility. What comes next after her only FEI partner retires? The truth may surprise you.

This is a publication worthy of subscribing, holding in your hands. Curl up to read at the end of the day, bring with you on trips to shows, Noelle Floyd is raising the bar of Equestrian Media. 

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