Injury to Wizard Defers European Circuit for Adrienne Lyle

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Adrienne Lyle and Wizard at the Olympic Games in London. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Adrienne Lyle and Wizard at the Olympic Games in London. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

An acute bruise to the coffin bone of the United States Olympic horse Wizard has led rider Adrienne Lyle to defer for a few months a planned European competition circuit for the third ranked American combination.

“I would like to emphasize that his prognosis is that he shiud come back 100 per cent and continue on with his competitive career as planned,” Adrienne told dressage-news.com.

“It has made us readjust our immediate spring plans, but we are working on a ‘Plan B’ for the fall and into next year.

“This news came as a big disappointment because Wizard had been going so well. But we are fortunate is is not something like a tendon injury or anything more serious. He should recover 100 per cent and be fine. We just need to give it a little bit of time.”

Adrienne of Ketchum, Idaho had for several months been planning with her coach, Debbie McDonald, a European swing with the 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Weltmeyer x Pica x Classiker) that is owned by Peggy Thomas.

After the Oympics in London last summer, the pair competed in Florida in both a World Cup event and the World Dressage Masters CDI5* January.

They competed at Hagen and Munich in Germany in 2010, the first trip abroad for the partnership.