Adrienne Lyle Rides Salvino in First Grand Prix Special, 75.490% In National Show

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Adrienne Lyle and Salvino in the horse’s first Grand Prix Special. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 11, 2017–Adrienne Lyle rode Salvino, owned by a group of American partners, in the horse’s first Grand Prix Special for a score of 75.490 per cent at an Adequan Global Dressage Festival national competition.

Adrienne and the 10-year-old Hanoverian stallion rode the Special before judge by Diane Babcock at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center’s Stadium grounds.

The Special on Salvino, acquired from Spain two years ago, came after two national Grand Prix and four Intermediate II over the past four months.

Salvino, originally named Sandronnerhall (Sandro Hit x Donnerhall), was bought by a syndicate for Adrienne to compete following the retirement of Wizard that she rode for the United States at the 2012 Olympics and 2014 World Games.

Adrienne, 32 years old and based in Wellington in winter and her home state of Idaho in summer, and Debbie McDonald, her coach, have set no schedule for starting CDI. The next international championship for the United States–except for the annual World Cup–is the World Equestrian Games scheduled for Tryon, North Carolina Sept. 10-23, 2018.

The pair could contend for a grant to compete in Europe this summer.