USA Grand Prix Reserve Champion Salvino to be Competed by Adrienne Lyle at Rotterdam in 1st European Event

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Salvino ridden by Adrienne Lyle to win the Grand Prix Freestyle and become USA Grand Prix reserve champion. © 2017 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, June 5, 2017–The United States Grand Prix reserve championship partnership of Adrienne Lyle and Salvino will compete in the CDI3* at the Rotterdam CHIO in their first European show and only the second CDI for the pair.

Adrienne and the 10-year-old Hanoverian stallion will join Charlotte Jorst on Nintendo and Shelly Francis on Doktor in the CDI3* that is being staged simultaneously with the CDIO5* Nations Cup June 22-25.

The Dutta Corp. U.S. squad at the midpoint of the trans-Atlantic Nations Cup series includes 2017 U.S. Grand Prix champion duo Kasey Perry-Glass on Dublet, 2015 title holder Laura Graves on Verdades, Olivia LaGoy-Weltz on Lonoir and team rookie Dawn White-O’Connor on Legolas.

Charlotte Jorst of Reno Nevada and her 14-year-old KWPN stallion have competed extensively on both sides of the Atlantic, including the 2016 World Cup Final and two Nations Cups. Shelly Francis of Loxahatchee, Florida and the 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding also have competed throughout western Europe as well as the United States in the past four years, including 11 Nations Cups.

Attention will be focused on Salvino that was bought from Spain two years ago by a group of American dressage supporters as a future team prospect for Adrienne, 32 years old of Ketchum, Idaho. Adrienne rode Wizard for the United States as the 2012 Olympics and the 2014 World Games.

In their one international event, a CDI3* at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida at the end of March the pair placed first in the Grand Prix Special after finishing third in the Grand Prix.

Despite the distraction of dealing with an International Equestrian Federation (FEI) ban on another horse just days before the American championships. Adrienne and Salvino became Tim Dutta Grand Prix reserve champion and won the Intermediate 1 title.