Salvino Ready to be Back in Competition, First Apple to Show First Big Tour at Global Dressage Festival
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WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 26, 2020–Salvino goes back into the competition arena at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival Thursday for the first time in seven months at the start of the American team partnership’s campaign for the Tokyo Olympics.
The 13-year-old Hanoverian stallion that Adrienne has been riding for five years was last competed at the World Equestrian Festival CDIO5* in Aachen, Germany last July.
The pair, on the silver medal team at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, are the top ranked American duo on the world standings at No. 20.
They will start in the CDI4* Grand Prix Thursday to qualify for the Grand Prix Special.
World Games team mate Steffen Peters on Suppenkasper has started eight times at Global this year.
First Apple who was ridden by Sarah Lockman at Small Tour for the U.S. team to become the top individual combination at the 2019 Pan American Games is scheduled to compete in the pair’s first CDI Grand Prix Thursday.
Sarah and First Apple start in the CDI3* Grand Prix Thursday to qualify for the Grand Prix Special.
The pair competed in a national Grand Prix earlier this month with a score above 70%.