Adrienne Lyle & Horizon Are USA Intermediate 1 Champions, 1st National Title for Rider

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Adrienne Lyle and Horizon, USA Intermediate 1 champions. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

GLADSTONE, New Jersey, May 21, 2017–Adrienne Lyle and Horizon became the United States Intermediate 1 Champions Sunday, the first national title for the rider.

The pair won the Intermediate Freestyle with a score of 75.500 per cent to cap their participation in the U.S. Festival of Champions after a last-minute reprieve from a two-month suspension for feeding a supplement contaminated in manufacturing, as shown by extensive testing and admitted by the producer.

Adrienne and the 10-year-old Oldenburg mare performed to music borrowed from Katherine Bateson, who withdrew Alcazar from the Grand Prix championship when the rider suffered from stomach ‘flu.

Jane Cleveland of Wellington, Florida and her Monique placed second overall in the championship as well as the freestyle with a score of 73.175 per cent.

Jane Cleveland on Monquie in the Tim Dutta US Intermediate 1 Championships Freestyle. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Adrienne of Ketchum, Idaho and Horizon face a new challenge as the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has decided to pursue imposition of an automatic two-month suspension also imposed on Under-25 rider Kaitlin Blythe and Don Principe, competing in these championships.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport lifted the suspension after a month to allow both riders to compete at Gladstone, but it is not known whether the U.S. titles will be upheld if the FEI prevails in seeking to uphold automatic suspensions no matter the cause. The United States Equestrian Federation whose championships were held this week, strongly backed the the riders and owners of the horses in their appeals against the suspensions.

Adrienne Lyle and Horizon being congratulated by owned Elizabeth Juliano and coach Debbie McDonald after the US Grand Prix Championship Freestyle. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Results

Intermediate I Freestyle
E: Foy –  H: Rockwell –  C: Halsall –  M: Zang –  B: Van Daele – 
Rider Ctzn Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Lyle, Adrienne USA Horizon 74.375 1 77.250 1 74.500 1 74.750 1 76.625 1 75.500 1
Cleveland, Jane USA Monique 73.625 2 72.750 4 72.750 2 72.125 2 74.625 2 73.175 2
Levy, Nicole USA Floratina 71.625 3 74.250 2 71.375 4 68.750 7 72.000 3 71.600 3
Lyle, Adrienne USA Harmony’s Duval 69.750 4 72.875 3 71.500 3 69.500 6 71.875 4 71.100 4
Malone, Catherine USA Dilona 69.750 4 70.375 5 70.250 7 70.875 3 70.000 6 70.250 5
Baumert, Jennifer USA Handsome 68.625 7 70.125 6 70.375 6 70.250 4 69.875 7 69.850 6
Tate, Jessica Jo USA Montana 69.375 6 67.875 8 70.500 5 69.875 5 71.625 5 69.850 6
Silverman, Tiffany USA Sebastian 66.125 10 67.375 9 68.375 8 68.125 8 68.125 8 67.625 8
Asplundh, Barbie USA Bittersweet 68.625 7 63.875 14 67.125 10 67.125 9 67.000 10 66.750 9
Hay, Bridget USA Faolan 65.125 11 65.625 11 67.875 9 66.625 10 66.875 11 66.425 10
Yacobucci, Kim USA Dona Rosa 67.250 9 69.375 7 64.750 11 62.750 15 66.750 13 66.175 11
Porter, Riana USA Dax 63.750 14 65.250 12 63.750 13 65.875 11 67.875 9 65.300 12
Ighani, Susan USA Liaison 64.750 12 65.000 13 64.625 12 63.875 13 63.500 15 64.350 13
Tate, Jessica Jo USA Summersby 64.000 13 63.375 15 63.125 14 64.750 12 64.000 14 63.850 14
Rigdon, Rebecca USA La Fariah 61.500 16 67.000 10 61.250 16 61.625 16 66.875 11 63.650 15
Pai, Natalie USA Fritz San Tino 62.000 15 61.875 16 62.250 15 63.000 14 63.375 16 62.500 16