Rotterdam, Netherlands – June 23, 2018 – In addition to the CDIO5* Nations Cup in Rotterdam this week, horse-and-rider combinations took to the CDI3* competition ring. The United State’s Adrienne Lyle topped the leaderboard in the competitive CDI3* Grand Prix Special Saturday aboard Horizon, an 11-year-old Oldenburg mare owned by Betsy Juliano, with a score of 70.681 percent. They improved from a 67.676 percent and low placing in the CDI3* Grand Prix earlier in the week.
In 2017, the 33-year-old rider won the Intermediate I Championship at The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions with Horizon. The mare only made her international Grand Prix debut in March at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida.
Following closely behind Lyle, Sweden’s Juliette Ramel rode Wall Street Jv, an 11-year-old stallion owned by La Pomme HB, to second place with a score of 70.660 percent. Rounding out the top three placings was Italy’s Riccardo Sanavio and Glock’s Federleicht, a 14-year-old Westphalian mare owned by Ing. Gaston Glock with a score of 70.426 percent.
Fellow American Shelly Francis ended the CDI3* Grand Prix Special on Patricia Stempel’s 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding Danilo in fourth place, as they earned a 70.426 percent to tie with Sanavio. Francis and Danilo are coming off of a busy season as they represented the United States at the FEI World Cup Finals in Paris, France, in April.
Results: CDI3* Grand Prix Special Rotterdam
Rider / Country / Horse / Total Score
1. Adrienne Lyle / USA / Horizon / 70.681
2. Juliette Ramel / SWE / Wall Street Jv / 70.660
3. Riccardo Sanavio / ITA / Glock’s Federleicht / 70.426
4. Shelly Francis / USA / Danilo / 70.426
5. Madeleine Witte-Vrees / NED / Chameur / 69.745
6. Thamar Zweistra / NED / Hexagon’s Double Dutch / 68.787
7. Danielle Heijkoop / NED / Badari / 68.17
8. Laura Tomlinson / GBR / Duval’s Captri Sonne Jr