Tokyo, Japan – July 28, 2021 – In a change to Wednesday’s anticipated line up, Adrienne Lyle (Wellington, Fla.) and Salvino have made the decision to withdraw from this evening’s competition. According to the US Equestrian, on Wednesday morning, Salvino did not feel quite like his usual self. Steffen Peters (San Diego, Calif.) and Sabine Schut-Kery (Napa, Calif.) will continue forward this evening to contest the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle. As the seventh highest Grand Prix score, Canada’s Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu will be the substitute with All In.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games did not play out as Lyle or her team expected as they received a 74.876% in the Grand Prix, their lowest score since February of 2019. They improved on that score in the Grand Prix Special with a 76.109%, which helped earn Team USA their first silver medal since 1948, but the stallion was still not showcasing as expressively or evenly as earlier this year.
In a statement issued on Lyle’s social media, she wrote, “I couldn’t be more proud of Salvino and his extraordinary effort to help capture the silver medal last night. I love this horse more than words can ever describe and Salvino will now rest up before the long trip home, and I look forward to cheering on our teammates tonight!”
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