Adrienne Lyle & Horizon Post Personal Best to Win Wellington CDI3* St. Georges

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Adrienne Lyle and Horizon in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Prix St. Georges © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

WELLINGTON, Florida,  Mar. 15, 2017–Adrienne Lyle rode Horizon to the 10-year-old mare’s first Prix St. Georges victory with a personal best score at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Wednesday.

Adrienne who began competing the Oldenburg mare at CDI in January this year scored 71.447 per cent for the victory in the event that was sponsored by Elizabeth Juliano’s Havensafe Farm, the owner of Horizon since the horse was three years old.

“Obviously Horizon knew,” Adrienne said. “You couldn’t wish for more.”

Lars Petersen the Florida-based Danish Olympian, placed second on Quascai Nexen with a score of 70.447 per cent in the pair’s first CDI competition in six months.

Spain’s Juan Matute, Jr., also based in Wellington, on Dhannie Ymas was third on 70.368 per cent.

Lars Petersen on Quascai Nexen in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Prix St. Georges. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Adrienne rode in an oversize pair of boots that she found in a second-hand store after a horse trod on her right foot that swelled too much to fit in her regular boot right before this show.

Even so, she rated the ride, her fourth CDI St. Georges, as the best so far but it will be the last Small Tour series of this winter circuit as the duo hopes to qualify for the United States Intermediate championship in Gladstone, New Jersey May 18-21.

“To have her just as fresh, confident and happy, that’s your goal training them,” Adrienne said, “to see them loving it  the last time they go down the centerline as the first time out. She’s for sure not wrung out. She’s ready to go a few more times.”

Since she rode Wizard for the United States at the 2012 Olympics and the 2014 World Games, Adrienne, who has worked for and with Debbie McDonald for 11 years, has focused on developing several horses for big sport.

In addition to Horizon, she rode Harmony’ Duval to 10th place on a score of 67.053 per cent in the St. Georges.

Adrienne plans to compete Salvino on which she has been successful at national Grand Prix, in the 10-year-old Hanoverian stallion’s first CDI Grand Prix in the Global CDI3* next week. Salvino was named Sandronnerhall when bought by an American syndicate from Spain two years ago.

Betsy Juliano, a successful self-made business owner, is a member of Salvino’s ownership group as well as owner of Horizon and also of Handsome that was ridden by Jennifer Baumert to fourth place on a score of 69.342 per cent in the St. Georges. She also owns Riccidoff, a 12-year-old Hanoverian gelding that Adrienne is scheduled to compete at national Intermediate 1 this weekend.

A tearful Betsy said after the Prix St. Georges about the development of Horizon by Adrienne and Debbie McDonald, “Step by step they’ve been very careful, very classical and very kind. She shows it; she loves what she does. She’s a huge busybody, love’s getting into everybody’s business. She loves going to these shows. The atmosphere never intimidates her. I can’t wait to see her continue to develop because she loves what she’s doing. I love seeing it happen.

“To see it happen here at Global which means so much to all of us, it’s really an honor.”

Results:

CDI3* Prix St. Georges
E: Nivelle – GER H: Seefried – AUS C: Torrente – COL M: Warren – USA B: Foy – USA
Rider Ctzn Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Lyle, Adrienne USA Horizon 68.421 6 74.868 1 71.053 2 71.316 1 71.579 1 71.447 1
Petersen, Lars DEN Quascai Nexen 73.026 1 69.605 6 68.421 6 71.316 1 69.868 4 70.447 2
Matute Guimon, Juan ESP Dhannie Ymas 70.263 2 69.737 5 72.105 1 69.605 4 70.132 2 70.368 3
Baumert, Jennifer USA Handsome 68.553 4 67.895 10 70.000 4 70.921 3 69.342 5 69.342 4
Malone, Catherine USA Dilona 70.000 3 68.289 9 68.553 5 67.368 9 70.132 2 68.868 5
Pai, Natalie USA Fritz San Tino 66.316 13 70.658 2 70.789 3 67.237 10 68.158 7 68.632 6
Tate, Jessica USA Montana 67.105 10 68.421 8 68.158 9 68.947 5 68.026 8 68.132 7
Shingler, Krstyalann CAN Fidelio 68.553 4 66.053 15 68.421 6 67.237 10 66.974 10 67.447 8
Levy, Nicole USA Floratina 66.053 15 70.658 2 66.579 11 68.421 7 65.263 15 67.395 9
Lyle, Adrienne USA Harmony’s Duval 66.316 13 67.368 12 64.737 17 68.553 6 68.289 6 67.053 10
Johnson, Katie USA Nymphenburg’s Sylvester 65.395 17 68.684 7 65.789 14 66.053 15 66.579 11 66.500 11
Paris, Molly USA Diamant Sky 67.237 8 65.658 17 67.632 10 65.132 18 66.447 12 66.421 12
Hill, Debbie USA Cartier 64.868 21 70.263 4 65.395 16 65.263 17 64.342 20 66.026 13
Taylor, Melissa USA Ansgar 65.658 16 65.395 19 68.421 6 66.447 14 63.289 23 65.842 14
Hay, Bridget USA Faolan 65.132 19 67.368 12 64.342 20 67.105 12 64.737 19 65.737 15
Hansen, Nicholas USA Jewel’s Amethyst 67.237 8 64.605 21 63.289 23 65.395 16 67.368 9 65.579 16
Marek, Anna USA Einstein JP 63.158 24 67.500 11 64.474 19 67.500 8 65.132 17 65.553 17
Bressan, Emmanuelle Canada Siglavy Brezica-44 67.500 7 63.421 25 66.184 13 64.737 21 65.789 13 65.526 18
Robicheaux, Katie USA Avignon T 66.447 12 66.316 14 62.368 24 66.579 13 65.132 17 65.368 19
Strasser, Evi CAN Rigaudon Tyme 66.579 11 63.684 23 65.658 15 64.868 20 65.395 14 65.237 20
Rhinelander, Jessica CAN Dimanche 63.553 22 65.921 16 66.579 11 65.000 19 62.763 25 64.763 21
Dutta, Susan USA Dimacci DC 65.395 17 64.737 20 63.553 22 63.816 23 65.263 15 64.553 22
Dutta, Susan USA Figeac DC 65.000 20 63.684 23 64.605 18 64.211 22 63.553 21 64.211 23
Waite, Rebecca USA Le Roi 63.553 22 65.526 18 63.816 21 63.289 24 62.763 25 63.789 24
Stumpf, Gabriela AUT Stereo Love 62.474 25 64.316 22 60.237 26 62.211 25 63.132 24 62.474 25
Kurz, Marlena USA Rotspon’s Rhapsody 61.842 26 63.289 26 62.105 25 61.447 27 62.763 25 62.289 26
Gonzalez, Diego MEX Giraldillo Cen 59.868 28 61.974 27 57.237 28 61.579 26 63.421 22 60.816 27
Renilla, Marta ESP Rhustler 60.132 27 61.579 28 58.158 27 56.842 28 57.632 28 58.868 28
Matute Guimon, Paula ESP Legacy’s Cosmico Elim.
Aberman, Amanda CAN Santino Tyme Elim.
Spenard, Sallie USA Balance Elim.