Adrienne Lyle Rides Harmony’s Duval to Personal Best Score to Win Tryon CDI3* Grand Prix,

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Adrienne Lyle and Harmony’s Duval in the Tryon CDI3* Grand Prix. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

TRYON, North Carolina, April 19, 2018–Adrienne Lyle rode Harmony’s Duval to a personal best score to win the CDI3* Grand Prix Friday posting the fifth victory since starting Big Tour less than three months ago in the first CDI outside of their winter base in Wellington, Florida.

In a day interrupted by thunderstorms and threats of tornadoes sweeping across the southern United States, Adrienne and the American-bred 11-year-old KWPN gelding scored 75. 130%, easily beating the pair’s previous best of 71.565% set two months ago.

This was the first dressage event at the Tryon International Equestrian Center since the World Equestrian Games last September. Adrienne competed Duval at small tour throughout 2017 and moved up to Grand Prix this past February.

Adrienne will be going to Europe with Salvino and Duval this summer, and looks on the success of Duval, bred by Leslie Malone’s Harmony Sporthorses of Kiowa, Colorado as a “stepping stone”to bigger things to come.

“Being able to start putting in consistent, clean tests is a big accomplishment for this horse, who has had to learn to stay focused,” she said. “This show marks one year since our first national Grand Prix, and I think I’m starting to figure out a routine that works best for him at shows, and he’s starting to become more relaxed and confident in his work.

“He is an incredible horse with tremendous power and an engine that never stops. I am very excited about his future.”

Ashley Holzer on Havanna in the Tryon CDI3* Grand Prix. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

American team mate Ashley Holzer and Havanna placed second on 72.478% in only the second competition since July last year. Ashley has an eye on taking the  12-year-old Hanoverian mare to Europe with an American squad.

She has tentatively committed to compete her Small Tour horse Valentine for the United States at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru at the end of July.

Jill Irving on Degas was third on 70.978% in their first score required after April 1 to be considered for Canada’s Pan Am team. Jill and the 17-year-old Hanoverian gelding are the leading Grand Prix combination for the Pan Ams. Teams riding to fill one of two places at the 2020 Olympics need to include a Big Tour horse. She placed fifth on her other Grand Prix mount, Arthur, with 69.696%.

Jill Irving and Degas in the CDI3* Grand Prix at Tryon. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Compatriot Naima Moreira Laliberte on Statesman also posted a personal best score of 70.261% for fourth place, the only other result above 70%.

Spain’s Pablo Gomez Molina on Furst Fiorano Ymas won the Prix St. Georges on 72.353%.

Pablo Gomez Molina on Furst Fiorano Ymas in the Tryon CDI3* Prix St. Georges. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Jennifer Baumert of Wellington on Handsome, battling for a place on U.S. Pan Am team placed second on 71.765% with big disparities in the three-judge panel–75.441% from Janet Foy of the USA at C and 66.912% from Isobell Wessels of Great Britain at B with Lee Tubman of Canada at H on 72.941%.

The judges explained that the different positions–C and H on the short side and B the only judge on the long side–provided different views but they had discussed the disparity.

Endel Ots also of Wellington on Lucky Strike who is slightly ahead of Jennifer and Handsome in the team rankings placed third on 71.324%.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix
E: Foy – USA H: Torrente – COL C: Wessels – GBR M: Tubman – CAN B: Osinski – USA
Rider Nat. Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Lyle, Adrienne USA Harmony’s Duval 75.543 1 74.891 1 75.761 1 75.217 1 74.239 1 75.130 1
Holzer, Ashley USA Havanna 145 72.500 2 73.370 2 72.391 2 72.500 2 71.630 2 72.478 2
Irving, Jill CAN Degas 12 71.739 3 70.435 4 71.848 3 71.087 3 69.783 3 70.978 3
Moreira Laliberte, Naima CAN Statesman 71.413 4 71.522 3 70.109 5 70.109 4 68.152 5 70.261 4
Irving, Jill CAN Arthur 70.000 5 69.783 5 71.848 3 67.717 5 69.130 4 69.696 5
Blitz, Heather USA Semper Fidelis 62.391 12 68.043 7 67.283 6 67.283 6 67.500 6 66.500 6
Tate, Jessica Jo USA Faberge 66.957 7 66.304 8 65.000 8 66.539 7 64.457 10 65.851 7
Pineo, Michael USA Farrington 63.478 10 68.478 6 65.217 7 64.891 11 65.543 7 65.522 8
Koford, James USA Adiah HP 67.174 6 65.978 9 63.261 12 66.087 9 64.783 9 65.457 9
Lipp, Karen USA Whitney 65.870 8 65.870 10 64.348 11 66.196 8 64.891 8 65.435 10
Thorn, Hokan USA Django 61.848 13 63.478 13 64.783 9 65.217 10 62.935 12 63.652 10
Tate, Jessica Jo USA Kynynmont Gunsmoke’s Gideon 63.261 11 63.913 12 64.674 10 62.391 13 63.587 11 63.565 11
Deligdish, Micah ISR Destiny 63.587 9 64.783 11 62.609 13 63.696 12 62.826 13 63.500 12
Aide, Pamela USA Bon De Niro P 57.457 14 59.413 14 56.804 14 56.370 14 57.891 14 57.587 13

 

CDI3* Prix St Georges
H: Tubman – CAN C: Foy – USA B: Wessels – GBR
Rider Nat. Horse H Rk. C Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Gomez Molina, Pablo ESP Furst Fiorano Ymas 71.029 3 70.588 4 75.441 1 72.353 1
Baumert, Jennifer USA Handsome 72.941 1 75.441 1 66.912 6 71.765 2
Ots, Endel USA Lucky Strike 71.176 2 70.735 2 72.059 2 71.324 3
Egerstrom, Christer CRC Bello Oriente 68.676 4 70.735 2 66.618 7 68.676 4
Taylor, Melissa USA Ansgar 68.235 5 66.912 8 67.500 4 67.549 5
Johnson, Katie USA Paxton 66.676 8 66.382 9 69.324 3 67.461 6
Aho, Leif USA Classy Sinclair 67.500 6 67.941 6 65.735 8 67.059 7
Burssens, Monica MEX Elfentanz 67.059 7 68.088 5 64.706 10 66.618 8
Aponte Gonzalez, Maria Alejandra COL Duke De Niro 64.853 11 67.353 7 67.500 4 66.569 9
Corchuelo, Raul COL Senorita 43 66.471 9 65.000 10 65.294 9 65.588 10
Little, Janine CAN Quartett 66.029 10 61.324 11 62.794 12 63.382 11
Bernal, Marco COL Germany 63.088 12 61.176 12 64.706 11 62.990 12