Adrienne Lyle & Salvino Win Leudelange CDI4* Grand Prix With Rider’s Career High Grand Prix Result

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Adrienne Lyle and Salvino riding to victory in the Global Dressage Festival CDI5* Grand Prix at Wellington, Florida. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LEUDELANGE, Luxembourg, July 6, 2019–Adrienne Lyle and Salvino won the CDI4* Grand Prix Saturday for the first European victory for the American World Equestrian Games team silver medal partnership and a career high Grand Prix result for the Olympic rider. World Games team mate Steffen Peters and Suppenkasper were runner-up at the event the pair swept a year ago.

Adrienne of Wellington, Florida and the 12-year-old Hanoverian stallion were awarded 77.152% for the win in the Grand Prix for the Special. The victory came a day after the 34-year-old rider on Harmony’s Duval’s European debut captured the Grand Prix for the Freestyle.

Germany’s Elke Ebert awarded the pair 80.543%, the highest mark of the five judges. The previous best for Adrienne and Salvino ranked No. 22 in the world was 76.478% posted in the Nations Cup at Wellington, Florida in 2018.

Before this competition, the first in Europe this year, Adrienne and the stallion owned by Betsy Juliano LLC had 32 Big Tour starts with 10 wins.

Adrienne first began competing Salvino at Big Tour in March 2017 after the horse was bought from Spain as a team prospect for the rider who had been without a Grand Prix mount since the retirement of Wizard that she competed at the 2012 Olympics and 2014 World Games.

Steffen and Suppenkasper, 11-year-old KWPN gelding scored 75.087% for second place.

Steffen, of San Diego, California and the horse that was bought from long time sponsors Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang as a successor to Ravel, Legolas, Rosamunde and other American team horses, had a record of eight straight victories in California since last year’s World Games at Tryon.

Luxembourg’s Nicolas Wagner and Quater Back Junior were third in 72.000%

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix for Special