Wellington, Fla. – Jan. 27, 2018 – To conclude the CDI3* competition in the third week of the 2018 Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) in Wellington, Florida, American rider Adrienne Lyle and Salvino clinched the FEI Grand Prix Special with a score of 75.234 percent.
Lyle and the 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion also won the CDI3* Grand Prix earlier in the week with a score of 74.543 percent. With their sights set on qualifying for the World Equestrian Games in Tryon later this spring, Lyle was excited about the week’s outcome and looks forward to competing Salvino next in the CDI5*.
Once again joining Lyle in the winner’s circle was Canada’s Megan Lane and Caravella. Lane and the 17-year-old KWPN mare earned a score of 72.383 percent. The horse-and-rider combination was third in Thursday’s CDI3* Grand Prix with a score of 71.783 percent.
Shelly Francis and Doktor rounded out the top three of the evening with an earned score of 71.362 percent. Francis and the 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding placed second in the earlier Grand Prix with a score of 72.413 percent.
Competition will resume at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival on Sunday, Jan. 28 with the FEI CDI3* Intermediate I Freestyle at 10 a.m.
FROM THE WINNERS CIRCLE
Adrienne Lyle – CDI3* Grand Prix Special first place
On her ride:
“I was very pleased with him today. He’s still pretty green in the special. He hasn’t done too many of them yet, but he’s always trying. The effort he puts into being in the ring is phenomenal, now it’s just a matter of smoothing it out so he understands what we want, when. He’s always so eager to offer it all in there, that sometimes you have to tell him to take a breath. He goes in there and tries harder every time and for a stallion, I think that’s very special.”
“He has an incredible ability to collect for the piaffe/passage type work, but then can still relax and have huge extensions. The ability to both sit and then to relax and be able to extend makes him really special. The exciting thing about him is that there is not one thing that is going to be a weak point for him. He’s only going to get better; there’s not one area that I think he’s plateaued or even come close to plateauing yet.”
He’s super sweet, I think he’s the sweetest horse I’ve ever had. He’s such a gentleman at home. He goes in the field when we have time and loves to go for hacks around the jumping field and even does cavalettis — he’s just super sweet.”
On her future plans:
“Our next show will be the 5*, we just got our invitation for that. I’m also working on getting him a freestyle and if it’s done in time, possibly doing a World Cup qualifier or two. We’re going to take it one step at a time, the most important thing is that he stays fresh and sharp. WEG is our main goal for the year, and I’d like to hopefully be a part of the European team with the US riders.”
CDI3* Grand Prix Special Results
Place / Rider / Country / Horse / Total Score
1. Adrienne Lyle / USA / Salvino / 75.234
2. Megan Lane / CAN / Caravella / 72.383
3. Shelly Francis / USA / Doktor / 71.362
4. Yvonne Losos De Muniz / DOM / Aquamarijn / 70.255
5. Arlene Page / USA / Woodstock / 69.894
6. Kiichi Harada / JPN / Egistar / 67.511
7. Diane Creech / CAN / Diana C / 67.383
8. Sahar Daniel Hirosh / ISR / Whitman / 67.255
9. Jill Irving / CAN / Degas 12 / 66.979
10. Stacy Parvey-Larsson / USA / Benidetto / 65.532
11. Pamela Aide / USA / Bon De Niro P / 63.70
12. Joanne Vaughan / GEO / Elmegardens Marquis / 63.617
13. Liz Steacie / CAN / Callahan / 62.745
14. Christer Egerstrom / CRC / Bello Oriente / 62.340