2018 AGDF Program - 28
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After concluding AGDF, Lyle continued her victories,
first at the UDSF Festival of Champions, and then on
her European Tour . "In the spring of 2017 we had the
USDF Festival of Champions and I had two horses in the
Small Tour competition," stated Lyle . "Horizon, owned by
Betsy Juliano, who ended up being the champion of the
Small Tour, and Harmony's Duval, owned by a syndicate,
who came in third overall in the Small Tour . I also
competed Salvino in the Grand Prix and he ended that
Championships with the Reserve Champion placing ."
She continued, "The Small Tour horses went home after
that and had a little vacation and Salvino and I went to
Europe . We did Rotterdam as an individual . I had no plans
on doing a team competition because this was his first
European Tour and we'd only done one other CDI before
in Wellington, but he was really quite good . He rose to the
occasion and ended up being named to the US Nations
Cup™ team for Aachen . I waffled back and forth about
whether or not I wanted to do that with him for his first
season at Grand Prix, but I decided that he really proved
that he was ready for it . He was amazing there and ended
up being the second highest placing horse on our team
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behind Laura Graves and Verdades . He handled the whole
thing like an old pro ."
Lyle will continue her campaign in Florida this season,
with strong hopes of making the US team for the FEI
World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 .
"This coming year, our goal with Salvino is to try to get
a spot on the team for the World Equestrian Games™ .
With that in mind, we will pick and choose our CDI
competitions down in Wellington throughout the season .
There will also probably be a European trip planned
for next summer, depending on what the team wants
everyone to do ."
STEFFEN PETERS (USA)
Peters has competed at four Olympic Games and
was a member of the 2016 U .S . Dressage Olympic
Bronze Medal Team, as well as the 2004 U .S . Dressage
Olympic Bronze Medal Team . Peters has competed at
three World Equestrian Games™ and five FEI World
Cup Finals . Currently ranked 25th on the FEI World
Individual Dressage list, Peters also has two Pan