Adrienne Lyle & Salvino Win Tryon CDI4* Grand Prix, Olivia LaGoy-Weltz & Lonoir 2nd

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Adrienne Lyle and Salvino in the Tryon International Equestrian Center CDI4* Grand Prix. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

MILL SPRING, North Carolina, April 23, 2021–America’s top Olympic team prospects of Adrienne Lyle and Salvino dominated the CDI4* Grand Prix at Tryon International Equestrian Center Friday in the second qualifying event for the top ranked partnership. Olivia LaGoy-Weltz on Lonoir, also seeking to go to Tokyo, was runner-up.

Adrienne of Wellington, Florida and the 14-year-old Hanoverian stallion scored 77.913% for the win in their return to the show grounds for the first time since competing on the U.S. team that captured silver at the 2018 World Equestrian Games. The pair came into this event already atop the standings for one of three combinations to be selected for the Tokyo Games team, plus a reserve.

Olivia LaGoy Weltz of Haymarket, Virginia on the 17-year-old Lonoir, a Danish Warmblood gelding, were awarded 73.261% for second place. The pair are currently fourth in the standings that are determined by Grand Prix Special results. The Special will be staged Sunday.

Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Lonoir at Tryon International Equestrian Center CDI4*. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Chris von Martels on Eclips were third on 70.552%, the highest placed among a group of combinations vying for places on Canada’s Olympic team. Chris and the 12-year-old KWPN gelding are among the highest ranked with only one CDI–in Canada–remaining on the calendar after this event.

Canada’s Chris von Martels and Eclips in the CDI4* Grand Prix at Tryon International Equestrian Center. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

“It’s great to be back in the ring at Tryon,” Adrienne said after the ride on the stallion owned by Betsy Juliano that earned the pair entry into the 80% Club with that score at CDI4* Grand Prix at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington three weeks ago. “This is one of my favorite venues.

“Salvino had a solid test today and it’s great to have another 4* Grand Prix win. He was a little bit distracted today on the test.

“The weather is dramatically colder than where we came from and I think a lot opf the horses are feeling a bit frisky because of it.

“Our sights are set on the Special on Sunday and I hope we can deliver the power and harmony that he is capable of.”

New into the mix was Tina Irwin on Fancy That placing fourth on 70.456% in their first Big Tour competition since Florida in the winter of 2020. Tina rode Laurencio on Canada’s gold team at the 2019 Pan American Games and on Winston earning team silver at the 2011 Pan Ams.

Megan Lane on Zodiac MW missed out on competing here when they were unable to enter the United States because of coronavirus restrictions. Megan rode Zodiac at the 2018 World Games here and competed Caravella at the 2014 World Games in Normandy and the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Tina Irwin on Fancy That competing for the first time more than a year at the Tryon International Equestrian Center seeking a place on Canada’s Olympic team. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Results:

CDI4* Grand Prix

Judges: Peter Storr Sandra Hotz Cesar Torrente Lee Tubman Christof Umbach
Place Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 77.913 USA Adrienne Lyle Salvino 77.717 76.196 79.457 78.478 77.717
2. 73.261 USA Olivia LaGoy-Weltz Rassing’s Lonoir 73.37 72.5 73.261 73.696 73.478
3. 70.522 CAN Chris Von Martels Eclips 69.239 70 71.087 72.174 70.109
4. 70.456 CAN Tina Irwin Fancy That 69.348 70.652 70.978 72.391 68.913
5. 70.130 AUS Kelly Layne Samhitas 70.326 70.652 71.848 69.022 68.804
6. 69.935 ESP Pablo Gómez Molina Ulises de Ymas 69.674 68.37 71.739 69.891 70
7. 69.804 USA Susan Dutta Don Design DC 70.326 69.674 70.435 68.261 70.326
8. 69.783 USA Katie Johnson Quartett 72.5 68.043 69.565 69.022 69.783
9. 69.761 CAN Jill Irving Arthur 68.043 69.891 71.63 69.13 70.109
10. 69.131 CAN Naïma Moreira Laliberté Statesman 69.348 67.283 70.978 69.674 68.37
11. 69.022 CAN Jill Irving Degas 12 68.37 68.37 68.478 69.348 70.543
12. 67.456 CAN Lindsay Kellock Sebastien 67.239 65.391 68.217 66.913 69.522
13. 66.935 USA Michael Bragdell Qredit Hilltop 67.935 65.761 67.283 67.174 66.522
14. 66.913 USA Susan Dutta Figeac DC 67.609 66.739 69.13 65.326 65.761
15. 65.283 ECU Julio Cesar Mendoza Loor Rosali 63.696 63.913 64.783 67.065 66.957
16. 64.544 CAN Evi Strasser Déjà Vu Tyme 66.739 63.913 63.913 64.783 63.37
17. 64.196 VEN Patricia Ferrando Elvis 63.37 62.826 67.065 65.978 61.739
18. 63.370 USA Michael Pineo Farrington 61.522 64.348 64.783 62.826 63.37
19. 63.304 COL María Alejandra Aponte González Duke De Niro 61.087 64.565 64.13 64.674 62.065
20. 62.761 MEX Carlos Maldonado Lara Diamond’s Diva 61.739 65 63.261 61.63 62.174
21. 62.413 CAN Evi Strasser Disney Tyme 64.348 62.826 60.326 62.717 61.848
22. 61.652 USA Michael Bragdell Faberge Blue 59.239 63.478 61.304 62.826 61.413