Wellington, Fla. – Jan. 12, 2023 – The first day of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival came to an end with a massive win for Adrienne Lyle aboard Betsy Juliano LLC & Salvino Partners LLC’s 16-year-old Hanovarian stallion, Salvino. In their first outing of the winter season at their home base in South Florida, the top U.S. combination earned a score of 77.5% to set the tone for the week and make strides towards their 2023 goal of competing in the FEI World Cup Dressage Finals in Omaha, Nebraska.
The pair currently sits in the tenth spot on the USA World Cup Qualifying list, though on top in the overall United States FEI rankings. This win will add to Lyle and Salvino’s total points, which she hopes will secure them a spot on the U.S. team traveling to the FEI World Cup Final taking place April 4-8, 2023. Lyle and Salvino will return tomorrow to showcase their Grand Prix Freestyle performance under the stadium lights.
Taking home the red ribbon was Sarah Tubman and Summit Farm’s 13-year-old stallion, First Apple. The pair sit in fifth on the USA FEI World Cup Qualifying list. Tubman and First Apple began their Grand Prix career together in 2020, since recording scores over 75%. The combination danced their way into second place with a 70.500%.
Sweden’s Caroline Darcourt riding Lövsta Stuteri A’s gelding, Lord Django, came in third. Darcourt picked up the ride on Lord Django in late 2022. They have since had multiple successful Grand Prix starts. Darcourt has previous experience at the Grand Prix level with gelding Paridon Magi, whom she began to show in 2013. She and Lord Django earned a respectable 70.283% in today’s CDIW Grand Prix.
Competition at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival will continue Friday, Jan. 13, featuring the CDI-W Grand Prix Freestyle that is set to kick off at 7:00 p.m. in the International Arena.
FROM THE WINNERS CIRCLE
Adrienne Lyle – CDI-W Grand Prix Winner
On how Salvino is feeling:
“He is always just so incredible in the ring. He went in again today, another mistake free test. He took a little look at the spectators which is funny, we showed here in December when there were no spectators, so he kind of came around the corner and thought, ‘Ah the bleachers are back!’, but then he really settled into it by the end of the test. I think by the last centerline he really got into the rhythm with his piaffe/passage. I think we have more in the tank for the freestyle, so I am excited about that. It will be nice, cool weather tomorrow and I’m sure it will be a packed house, he loves both those things!”
On the highlights of their test:
“For me, the piaffe/passage on the last centerline was super. I love to feel him finish a test with that much energy and enthusiasm.”
On their goals for this season:
“Our main goal this year with him is focusing on qualifying for the FEI World Cup Finals. So we will do the qualifiers we need and if we are able to qualify, then he will probably rest a little bit in preparation.”
Results: CDI-W Grand Prix Freestyle
Place / Rider / Country / Horse / Owner / Total Score
1. Adrienne Lyle / USA / Salvino / Betsy Juliano LLC & Salvino Partners LLC / 77.500%
2. Sarah Tubman / USA / First Apple / Summit Farm / 70.500%
3. Caroline Darcourt / SWE / Lord Django / Lövsta Stuteri AB / 70.283%
4. Anna Marek / USA / Fire Fly / Janet Simile / 69.848%
5. Tinne Vilhelmson Silfvén / Devanto / Lövsta Stuteri AB & Peter Brenske / 68.565%
6. Benjamin Ebeling / USA / Indeed / Vantage Equestrian Group II, LLC / 66.935%
7. Susan Pape / GBR / Harmony’s Eclectisch / Harmony Amateur Sports Foundation, Susan Pape, Harmony Amateur Sports Foundation & Ingo Pape / 66.587%
8. Kerrigan Gluch / USA / Mejorano HGF / Hampton Green Farm / 64.696%
9. Evi Strasser / CAN / Disney Tyme / Evi Strasser / 64.130%
10. Patricia Ferrando / VEN / Honnaisseur SJ / Patricia Ferrando & Patricia Zilio / 63.087%