Team USA Clinches CDIO3* Nations Cup Gold Medal – USET Foundation

Team USA Clinches CDIO3* Nations Cup Gold Medal

Wellington, Fla. – March 29, 2018 – Teams representing five different nations battled it out for their place on the podium on the second day of the FEI Nations Cup in Wellington, Florida. Team USA maintained their lead from the opening day following solid performances by their team riders and ultimately claimed the team gold medal. The team, comprised of Adrienne Lyle, Olivia LaGoy-Weltz, Ashley Holzer and Sabine Schut-Kery, earned a total score of 452.327.

Adrienne Lyle and Salvino

Competing in the afternoon’s CDI Grand Prix Special, Lyle earned a personal best score for the Special with a 76.894 percent aboard Salvino, putting them first place in the class. Fellow American Schut-Kery and Sanceo, a 12-year-old Hanoverian stallion, earned a score of 72.872 percent, putting them in second place individually in Special. LaGoy-Weltz and Lonoir, a 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, received a score of 71.17 percent to take third place, and Holzer and the 11-year-old Hanoverian mare Havanna 145 were awarded a score of 67.66 percent.

FROM THE WINNER’S CIRCLE

Team USA – First Place

Adrienne Lyle
On Salvino:
“I’m so proud of my boy and the way he handled it. He went in and put two really solid, clean and powerful tests in for our team and that’s exactly what you want, even on the second day. Today he was a little more tired, and he still came out fighting and put his all into it. This is an incredible event to be a part of and we have an awesome team and great organizers here.”

Olivia LaGoy-Weltz and Lonoir

Olivia LaGoy-Weltz
On Lonoir:
“I was pretty happy with Lonoir. Yesterday was a better test for us and we are still having some bobbles. It’s still a work in progress. Today he was more powerful and sometimes that causes other things to happen, but you don’t work things out until you take risks, and right now that’s what we’re working on. We’ll just keep working on it, and I really believe in him that we’ll get it all put together. I’m super happy with him.

“We’d all really like to thank the Dutta Corporation for sponsoring Team USA, we are really appreciative to have that.”

Ashley Holzer
On Riding for Team USA:
“My lovely Canadian friends told me that I looked old in blue! I’m so grateful, these girls were just amazing. To watch them all ride was unbelievable. Of course, they’ve been so welcoming to me. Everyone is amazing. My mare was, unfortunately, a little green this weekend and we had silly green problems.”

Sabine Schut-Kery
On Sanceo:
“I’d also like to thank the sponsors and the organizers of this amazing event. It was really great to come all the way out here and be part of this. I couldn’t be more happy with my horse. It’s his first season at Grand Prix and we started in January. I’m extremely happy. It’s good practice for me too to ride in a different climate and see what I have. I’m super happy and I look forward to the future and what we have.”

Robert Dover – Chef D’Equipe
On The Adequan Global Dressage Festival and The Nations Cup:
“The Global Dressage Festival since its inception has not only been a personal dream come true but I’ve also watched the state of the sport rise up because of this amazing venue, with the help of the founders and sponsors. We are very appreciative to Vinceremos for this particular show. It’s amazing what its done for American sport.”

CDIO 3* Nations Cup Team Results

Team United States:
Adrienne Lyle / Salvino / (76.894 + 1.5%) 78.394
Sabine Schut-Kery / Sanceo / (72.872 + 1.5%) 74.372
Olivia LaGoy-Weltz / Lonoir / (71.170 + 1.5%) 72.670
Ashley Holzer / Havanna 145 / (67.660 + 1.5%) 69.160
Total Score From Day One: 226.891
Total Score From Day Two: 225.436
Final Score: 452.327

Team Canada:
Brittany Fraser / All In / (71.149 + 1.5%) 72.649
Megan Lane / Caravella / (69.234 + 1.5%) 70.734
Jill Irving / Degas 12 / (67.234 + 1.5%) 68.734
Diane Creech / Chrevis Christo / (65.979 + 1.5%) 67.479
Total Score From Day One: 212.738
Total Score From Day Two: 212.117
Final Score: 424.855

Team Australia:
Kim Gentry / Leonardo / (60.919 + 1.5%) 62.479
Kelly Layne / Furst Amante / 67.598
Nicholas Fyffe / Hitchcock / 66.373
Total Score From Day One: 200.293
Total Score From Day Two: 196.45
Final Score: 396.743

Team Spain:
Pablo Gomez Molina / Furst Fiorano Ymas / 69.608
Marta Renilla / Rhustler / 65.637
Natalia Bacariza Danguillecourt / Rhianna Ymas / 65.392
Total Score From Day One:195.912
Total Score From Day Two: 200.637
Final Score: 396.549

Team Columbia (Individual)
Raul Corchuelo / Senorita 43 / 65.588
Marco Bernal / Germany / 60.539

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