Adrienne Lyle & Salvino Make Jump in World Rankings to No. 27, Laura Graves & Verdades Remain No. 4, Kasey Perry-Glass & Dublet 30th

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Adrienne Lyle and Salvino performing their first Grand Prix Freestyle, at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. © 2018 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Mar. 5, 2018

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

Adrienne Lyle and Salvino made a big jump to No. 27 in the world, up from 56th while Laura Graves on Verdades was at No. 4 to remain the highest ranked American on the FEI, International Equestrian Federation, standings released Monday.

The rise in the rankings into the top 30 for Adrienne of Ketchum, Idaho and the 11-year-old Hanoverian stallion has been sharply upward–from No. 501 in March last year when the pair began Big Tour.

Until 11 months ago, Adrienne had not been in the world rankings since July, 2015 following the retirement of Wizard that she partnered at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

The latest rankings for Salvino, owned by Elizabeth Juliano and that Adrienne has been developing since the horse was bought from Spain two years ago, came after performances at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida.

The duo competed at top shows in Europe last summer, including being on the U.S. Nations Cup silver medal team at Aachen, Germany and earned a place on the U.S. Elite squad of the six highest scoring pairs.

Laura of Geneva, Florida and Verdades, the top ranked American combination and ranked No. 4 or higher since the Rio Olympics in August, 2016, also competed in the Aachen CDIO5* where they became the only pair to beat world No. 1 Isabell Werth on Weihegold OLD.

Laura and the 16-year-old KWPN gelding will go to Paris next month for the World Cup Final where Isabell and Weihegold will defend the title won in Omaha a year ago. Laura was reserve champion.

Olympic bronze medal team mate Kasey Perry-Glass on Dublet that have not been in the competition arena since Aachen, was ranked 30th, down from 24th the previous month.

Steffen Peters of San Diego, California and Rosamunde, the 11-year-old Rhinelander mare, slipped to 36th from 29th the previous month after a lengthy break from international competition last year.

Olivia LaGoy-Weltz of Haymarket, Virginia on Lonoir moved to 38th, up one spot from the previous month as did Shelly Francis of Loxahatchee, Florida to 42nd on Danilo that she will take to Paris for the World Cup Final next month.

Ashley Holzer of New York and Havanna that she is competing in Wellington, made a jump to 49th from 69th the previous month.