Adrienne Lyle Brings Out Feodoro at Wellington This Week as Successor to Salvino

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Feodoro ridden by Adrienne Lyle ahead of the first competition for the pair as a successor to Salvino, a star of American dressage. © 2023 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEwS.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 28, 2023–Nexolia Feodoro will be ridden by Adrienne Lyle this week in the 12-year-old gelding’s first near Grand Prix competition as a successor to her Olympic and world championship star Salvino.

Adrienne, based in Wellington, is scheduled to compete Feodoro at a national level Intermediate II, one level below Grand Prix, at the Global Dressage Festival Thursday, the first show for the horse since Small Tour a year ago. She has since developed Feodoro to complete Grand Prix movements after assigned the ride by Canadian owner Vickie Lavoie.

Adrienne is the top ranked American rider at No. 10 in the world. On Salvino, she was on U.S. teams that won silver at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon and at the Tokyo Olympics.

A campaign to compete at the World Cup Final at home in the Midwestern city of Omaha this year did not work out when the 16-year-old Salvino suffered health issues that kept the partnership out of required qualifiers. Neither Adrienne nor Betsy Juliano, the owner, have indicated Salvino will not be a prospect for future events, including the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Adrienne and Vicky permitted dressage-news.com to watch a training session with Feodoro. The horse is the only one, aside from Salvino, Adrienne has near Grand Prix.

The horse was first competed internationally by Australian Simone Pearce for Helgstrand Dressage at the 2017 World Young Horse Championships, placing first in the six-year-old preliminary class and seventh in the final. The following year Simone and Feodoro were 14th in the final for seven-year-olds.

Vicky, a successful self-made businesswoman, bought the horse in 2018.

Adrienne Lyle and Feodoro. © 2023 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

Feodoro is the latest prospect to emerge for future U.S. teams as the success closes on the period from 2014 to 2021 that included Laura Graves on Verdades; Steffen Peters on Suppenkasper; Allison Brock on Rosevelt; Kasey Perry-Glass on Dublet; Adrienne on Salvino and Sabine Schut-Kery on Sanceo.

Among prospects–though still to be proven in Grand Prix competition–are:

–Fiontini, a 13-year-old Danish Warmblood mare, with Anna Buffini of San Diego, California;

–Zhaplin Langholt, a 10-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding with Charlotte Jorst now based in Wellington and advancing to Grand Prix from Small Tour;

–Laura Graves of the Orlando area community of Geneva and Sensation FOD, a 10-year-old Westfalen gelding, and

–Alice Tarjan of Oldwick, New Jersey with three horses currently at international Big Tour and a fourth, Jane, a nine-year-old KWPN mare, that is viewed the prime prospect to make a team.