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He was not an even, flat-line
personality type . He really
taught me to be in tune with
what he was telling me and to
act accordingly ."
After a three-year hiatus, Lyle
returned to the international
stage this past winter at the
Adequan® Global Dressage
Festival, introducing her
newest FEI Grand Prix mount,
Salvino, to the dressage world .
Lyle and the 2007 Hanoverian
stallion (Sandro Hit x Dynastie
x Donnerhall) owned by
Salvino Partners, LLC, rode
straight to the top, achieving
top honors in their first FEI CDI
3* Grand Prix Special together .
Lyle commented, "Everyone
was kind of wondering where
Salvino actually was after we
bought him, because he stayed
home for a year training . I
personally think that it's so important when you get a
new horse into your system, that you give them the time
to learn your system, exactly the way you want it, from
the ground up ."
The Comeback Queen
By Kim Beaudoin
In 2014, Adrienne Lyle took a step back from the
international competition arena after retiring her longtime partner and 2012 Olympic mount, Wizard . The 1999
Oldenburg gelding (Weltmeyer x Pica x Classiker) was
a large part of the young Lyle's success, earning her
champion honors in the Brentina Cup at USEF National
Championships in 2008, a spot on the 2012 United State
Olympic Dressage Team, as well as a spot at the 2014 FEI
World Equestrian Games™ .
Lyle credits much of her knowledge to her first big-name
mount . "Wizard was a very hot-headed horse, and he
was always very reactive," she said . "He took a lot of tact
to ride and keep together, so I learned how to manage
whatever kind of horse I was dealing with on that day .
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She continued, "Even though he wasn't a baby when we
got him, every rider is a little different, so we had to take
the time to help Salvino understand exactly what we
wanted from him . I think if you rush that, you just end up
stressing them out or putting them in a situation where
they get frustrated . I'm glad that we sat that year out
and created a strong relationship because it proved to be
very effective for him ."
Lyle's unwavering patience did not go un-rewarded,
as she also welcomed two new talents to the Small
Tour arena . In the spring of 2017 Lyle piloted three