Adrienne Lyle & Harmony’s Duval Win Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix Special For Double Victory in last International Dressage Show in Coronavirus-Decimated 2020

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Adrienne Lyle riding Harmony’s Duval to victory in Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix Special. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Dec. 13, 2020–Adrienne Lyle and Harmony’s Duval won the Global Dressage Fall Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Special Sunday, marking the end of international dressage competitions for 2020 a year in which the event schedule around the world was decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Adrienne of Wellington and the American-bred 12-year-old KWPN gelding scored 72.383% for the victory following a win in the Grand Prix Friday and the third victory in nine starts in 2020. All of their competitions this year were in Wellington as the pandemic made trans-Atlantic travel difficult.

Duval is the backup U.S. team mount for Adrienne who is the top ranked American on Salvino and seeking to go to the Olympics in Tokyo in July, a year from the original schedule that was changed because of coronavirus.

Katherine Bateson Chandler and Alcazar in the Wellington CDI3* Grand Prix Special. © 2020 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Katherine Bateson Chandler also of Wellington on Alcazar was runner-up on 71.979%. Katherine and the 15-year-old KWPN gelding are in the eighth year of their partnership, beginning with Small Tour in the summer of 2013 and moving to Grand Prix two years later. They have ridden on American teams in seven Nations Cups in Europe and one in the U.S. in that time.

Canada’s Jill Irving on Arthur was third on 69.787%. 

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special

                Janet Lee Foy Cesar Torrente William Warren Christof Umbach Gabriela Valerianova  
Pl.   Score   Nation Athlete Horse   E H C M B  
1.   72.383   USA Adrienne Lyle Harmony’s Duval   73.723 71.17 72.128 73.085 71.809  
2.   71.979   USA Katherine Bateson Chandler Alcazar   74.574 69.681 72.553 72.979 70.106  
3.   69.787   CAN Jill Irving Arthur   70.319 68.83 70.319 70.213 69.255  
4.   67.872   USA Jodie Kelly-Baxley Caymus   68.511 67.553 66.915 68.191 68.191  
5.   64.830   CAN Chris Von Martels Eclips   67.447 63.936 63.617 65 64.149  
6.   63.957   CAN Krystalann Shingler Fidelio   63.936 62.447 64.362 62.553 66.489  
7.   61.511   VEN Patricia Ferrando Elvis   62.979 61.596 62.66 60.638 59.681