Adrienne Lyle & Salvino Nominated for US Equestrian and Horse of Year Awards–Voting Open
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Adrienne Lyle is nominated as 2022 Equestrian of the Year and her Olympic and championship mount Salvino as Horse of the Year with voting among three equestrians and four horses now open for the separate categories announced by United States Equestrian.
Adrienne and Salvino were on the silver medal teams at the Tokyo Olympics and 2018 World Equestrian Games as well as competing at this year’s world championships to earn the United States a start at the Paris Olympics in 2024 and the only member of the U.S. team to compete in the Grand Prix, the Special and Freestyle.
Voting opened Tuesday and is open through 11:59 pm Eastern Time Dec. 29.
The online ballot site is https://www.usef.org/awards?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Annual%20Meeting%20-%20%20EOH%20and%20HOH%20Announcement%20-%2012.20.22%20(1)&utm_content= USEF members must be logged in to their your account to vote. After submitting selections, voters will receive an email asking for confirmation of the ballot to insure votes count.
International Equestrians of the Year
Adrienne Lyle, 37, of Wellington, Florida in addition to her successful career on Salvino claimed two national championships at the 2022 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions–the four-year-old title on Fürst Dream and the five-year-old title on Valor, positioning herself for an exciting present and future with U.S. Dressage.
Kate Shoemaker, 35, of Wellington, para dressage, on the U.S. team to earn bronze at Tokyo Paralympics and taking silver in the World Para Dressage Championships and led the team to qualify the U.S. for the Paris 2024 Paralympics.
Will Coleman, 39, of Ocala, Florida, eventing, the 2022 world championship silver medalist who helped the U.S. qualify for Paris in 2024.
International Horse of the Year
Salvino, 15-year-old Hanoverian stallion (Sandro Hit x Donnerhall) owned by Betsy Juliano LLC.
In addition to Olympic and world championship successes with Adrienne since the beginning of the partnership in 2015, Salvino competed at the 2007 World Cup Final and is currently seeking to qualify for the World Cup Final in Omaha in April. Since the first Big Tour competition in 2017, Salvino has been competed 54 times by Adrienne for 24 victories on both sides of the Atlantic. Among the events have been five Nations Cups, three at the world’s most prestigious equestrian event, at Aachen, Germany.
Quiana, eight-year-old Rhinelander mare (Quaterstern x Rubinstern Noir) owned by Kate Shoemaker
Quiana began her partnership with Paralympian Kate Shoemaker in January, 2022, winning their first CPEDI3* together and helped the Adequan® U.S. Para Dressage Team earn the silver medal at CHI Al Shaqab in Doha, Qatar. They finished in the top three in the Grade IV classes at the CPEDI3* in Denmark. At the World Championships, the duo helped the U.S. earn team bronze and qualified for Paris 2024 Paralympics and claimed Grade IV Freestyle silver. Quiana and Kate completed 2022 by sweeping Grade IV classes at the CPEDI3* in Riesenbeck, Germany.
Off The Record, 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (VDL Arkansas x Ard Ohio) owned by Off The Record Syndicate
Off The Record was ridden by Will Coleman to lead the United States to team silver at the 2022 World Eventing Championships as well as successes both at home and in Europe.
Orafina, 10-year-old KWPN mare (For Fashion x Canturo) owned Kent Farrington LLC
Orafina has become a top horse for Kent Farrington with four CSI5* victories as well as other major placings in the U.S. and Canada this year.
Equestrian of the Year will be announced Thursday, Jan. 12.
Horse of the Year will be announced Saturday, Jan. 14.