Rotterdam, Netherlands – June 23, 2018 – In addition to the strong team representing the United States in the CDIO5* Nations Cup in Rotterdam this week, a handful of talented up and coming Grand Prix horses took to the CDI3* competition ring. Adrienne Lyle topped the leaderboard in the competitive CDI3* Grand Prix Special Saturday aboard Horizon, an 11-year-old Oldenburg mare owned by Betsy Juliano, with a score of 70.681 percent. In 2017, the pair won the Intermediate I Championship at The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions, hosted by the USET Foundation at their headquarters in Gladstone. The mare only made her international Grand Prix debut in March at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida, so the future is very bright!
Fellow American Shelly Francis placed fourth in the CDI3* Grand Prix Special on Patricia Stempel’s 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding Danilo. They earned a score of 70.426 percent, which was a tie with third-place finisher Italy’s Riccardo Sanavio and Glock’s Federleicht. Francis and Danilo are coming off of a busy season as they represented the United States at the FEI World Cup Finals in Paris, France, in April.