Adrienne Lyle and Harmony’s Duval Do it Again to Win FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 3* at Tryon

Adrienne Lyle and Harmony's Duval ©Susan J. Stickle Photography

Tryon, NC – April 21, 2019 – Adrienne Lyle (USA) and Harmony’s Duval danced to another win to close out Tryon Spring Dressage 1 CDI 3* presented by Adequan®, taking top honors in the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 3* on a score of 73.851%. Naima Moreira Laliberte (CAN) and KML S.A.R.L’s Statesman took reserve after earning a total score of 72.404%, dancing in tandem with the 2007 Hanoverian gelding by Sandro Hit. Once again gaining the podium, Jill Irving (CAN) and Degas 12, her own 2002 Hanoverian gelding (De Niro x Regazonni), received a composite score of 69.596% to take third place. 

Lyle and the 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Rosseau x Riverman) owned by Duval Partners LLC also collected a win earlier in the week, besting the FEI Grand Prix CDI 3* competition on Friday, and predicted that Sunday would offer an opportunity to showcase the grey gelding’s strongest movements: piaffe and passage.

Naima Moreira Laliberte and Statesman ©Susan J. Stickle Photography

Intermediate 1 Freestyle CDI 3* competition presented by Helgstrand Dressage saw Pablo Gomez Molina (ESP)and Furst Foriano Ymas, a 2007 Westphalian gelding (Furst Piccolo x Donnerbube I) owned by Yeguda de Ymas S.L., take top honors with a score of 76.125%, while reserve was awarded to Jennifer Baumert (USA) aboard Handsome, a 2005 Hanoverian gelding (Hochadelx Weltmeyer) owned by Betsy Juliano, LLC, for their efforts amounting to a score of 75.667%. Third place was named to Endel Ots (USA) and Lucky Strike, a 2010 Hanoverian gelding (Lord Laurie x His Highness) owned by Max Ots, for their score of 75.333%. 

Jill Irving and Degas 12 ©Susan J. Stickle Photography

In the FEI Young Rider Freestyle CDIY NAYC/USEF Qualifier, Vanessa Creech-Terauds and Fleur de Lis L, a 2009 Hanoverian mare (First Dance x De Niro) owned by Louise Leatherdale, posted a score of 73.825% to take the lead over Anna Weniger (USA), who partnered with Andrew Weniger’s Claudius, a 2010 Hanoverian gelding (Carland x Wilander), to score 64.700% for second. 

Adrienne Lyle and Harmony’s Duval in their presentation ceremony alongside judge Isobel Wessels and Walter Nef, FEI Steward. ©Susan J. Stickle Photography

The FEI Grand Prix Freestyle 16-25 CDIU25 USEF Qualifier and FEI Junior Rider Freestyle CDIJ NAYC/USEF Qualifier hosted one exhibitor each, with Naima Naima Moreira Laliberte (CAN) and I Do Kiss, a 2006 Swedish Warmblood stallion (French Kiss x Donnerfly) owned by KML S.A.R.L., earning a 72.810% and Sophia Holloway (USA) guiding Neptune NF, her own 2009 Andalusian gelding, to a score of 65.300%. 

Pablo Gomez Molina and Furst Foriano Ymas ©Susan J. Stickle Photography

FEI Grand Prix Special CDI 3* presented by Adequan® Results:
Place, Rider, Nationality, Horse, Horse Information; Judge E%, Judge H%, Judge C%, Judge M%, Judge B%, Total %.

1. Adrienne Lyle (USA), Harmony’s Duval, 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Rosseau x Riverman, owned by Duval Partners LLC; 73.830%, 73.936%, 74.681%, 74.362%, 72.447%, 73.851%.

2. Naima Moreira Laliberte (CAN), Statesman, 2007 Hanoverian gelding by Sandro Hit, owned by KML S.A.R.L; 70.532%, 74.362%, 73.723%, 71.915%, 71.489%, 72.404%. 

3. Jill Irving (CAN), Degas 12, 2002 Hanoverian gelding by De Niro x Regazonni, owned by Jill Irving; 70.426%, 69.894%, 70.319%, 68.830%, 68.511%, 69.596%.

4. Micah Deligdish (ISR), Destiny, 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding by Diamond Hit x Rubinstein, owned by Diamante Farms; 65.638%, 66.064%, 65.851%, 65.319%, 64.574%, 65.489%.

4. Michael Pineo (USA), Farrington, 2010 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Jazz x Oilivi, owned by Michael Pineo; 66.489%, 65.426%, 65.213%, 66.702%, 63.617%, 65.489%. 

6. Jessica Jo Tate (USA), Faberge, 2003 Westphalian gelding by Floristan I x Brentano II, owned by Elizabeth Guarisco; 63.830%, 65.851%, 65.213%, 65.213%, 65.745%, 65.170%.

7. Heather Blitz (USA), Semper Fidelis, 2006 Oldenburg mare by Sir Donnerhall x Welt Hit II, owned by Rowan O’Riley; 66.383%, 64.574%, 64.149%, 63.830%, 63.617%, 64.511%.

8. Hokan Thorn (USA), Django, 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding, owned by Hokan Thorn; 59.574%, 56.702%, 60.106%, 60.638%, 57.872%, 58.979%.

Tryon Spring Dressage 1 CDI 3* presented by Adequan® is the initial competition within the 2019 Tryon Dressage series, also presented by Adequan®, and prize lists can be viewed at as available for both summer and fall competitions. For CDI ride times and class lists from Tryon Spring Dressage 1 CDI 3* presented by Adequan®, click here. For all National ride times and results, click here.

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