Adrienne Lyle & Harmony’s Duval Win Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix in Big Tour Debut of American-Bred Horse

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Adrienne Lyle riding Harmony’s Duval at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix in the horse’s Big Tour debut. © 2019 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

WELLINGTON, Florida, FEB. 8, 2019–Adrienne Lyle rode Harmony’s Duval to victory in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Friday in the Big Tour debut of the American-bred horse.

Adrienne, an Olympic and two-time World Games rider for the United States, and the 11-year-old KWPN gelding scored 69.348 per cent with mistakes in both the one and two-tempi changes.

Jill Iriving on Arthur, campaigning for a place on Canada’s Pan American Games team, was second on 68.891 per cent.

Great Britain’s Susan Pape, based in Germany and riding Harmony’s Don Noblesse, placed third on 68.696 per cent.

The debut of Harmony’s Duval, bred by Leslie Malone’s Harmony Sporthorses in Kiowa, Colorado, gives the 34-year-old Adrienne three confirmed Grand Prix mounts–the others are Salvino that she competed on the U.S. World Equestrian Games silver medal team in Tryon last September, and Horizon that she has also competed on both sides of the Atlantic.

Adrienne joked that Duval (Rousseau x Riverman) is “always running on full cylinders but has very bad ADD (attention deficit disorder) that he’s easily distracted. He does everything he should do and does it well. He just has trouble staying focused.”

A $25,000 award from The Dressage Foundation will help pay for Duval to go to Europe this summer with Salvino and Horizon that Adrienne hopes to take.

Although Adrienne is competing Salvino in the CDI5* this week and expects to have time only to complete two of three qualifiers to go to the World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden in April she is hoping for invitation in hopes of joining Laura Graves on Verdades and Kasey Perry-Glass on Dublet who appear the most likely to fill the two places awarded to the North American League. The rules provide for such an option.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix for Special
Judges: Janet Lee Foy Gotthilf Riexinger Stephen Clarke Claudia Thaler Michael Osinski
Pl. Score Nat. Athlete Horse E H C M B Spectators
1. 69.348 USA Adrienne Lyle Harmony’s Duval 67.283 70.761 71.739 68.043 68.913 70.334 (1)
2. 68.891 CAN Jill Irving Arthur 69.565 67.609 68.913 69.348 69.022 68.514 (4)
3. 68.696 GBR Susan Pape Harmony’s Don Noblesse 67.174 71.413 68.696 69.565 66.630 68.667 (2)
4. 68.065 CAN Diane Creech Chrevis Christo 64.783 68.587 70.870 66.957 69.130 68.556 (3)
5. 67.891 CAN Megan Lane Zodiac MW 68.913 65.543 68.587 66.196 70.217 68.478 (5)
6. 67.630 DOM Yvonne Losos De Muniz Aquamarijn 67.609 65.652 68.261 69.783 66.848 68.000 (6)
7. 67.413 MEX Bernadette Pujals Curioso XXV 65.109 65.435 69.565 67.717 69.239 66.991 (8)
8. 66.283 USA Anna Marek Dee Clair 67.283 65.326 66.196 64.674 67.935 67.334 (7)
9. 64.978 USA Michael Pineo Farrington 60.217 67.826 64.457 66.413 65.978 66.875 (9)
10. 64.739 USA Karen Lipp Whitney 63.913 66.196 65.435 63.370 64.783 63.696 (12)
11. 64.283 CAN Alexandra Duncan Vitall 61.087 66.630 64.674 64.565 64.457 65.650 (11)
11. 64.283 USA Megan Gardner Zaffier 64.348 62.935 64.130 65.326 64.674 65.998 (10)
13. 62.609 USA Bent Jensen Chance 63.478 61.739 63.261 61.848 62.717 62.500 (15)
14. 61.978 DEN Signe Kirk Kristiansen Her Highness O 62.065 60.761 61.196 63.696 62.174 63.196 (13)
15. 59.739 USA Pamela Aide Bon De Niro P 58.478 62.826 57.935 59.891 59.565 61.667 (16)
16. 59.652 USA Jane Karol Sunshine Tour 59.457 59.348 60.217 57.500 61.739 61.113 (17)
17. 59.065 USA Shelly Francis Rubinio 59.239 55.435 59.239 58.478 62.935 63.136 (14)
SC. USA Patricia Becker Freedom ()