Custom Saddlery Crowns Adrienne Lyle Most Valuable Rider After Making Magic on Wizard in FEI Grand Prix Special 4*
Charles Tota of The Dressage Connection presents Adrienne Lyle with the Custom Saddlery Most Valuable Rider Award.
Aiken, SC - In one of the best performances yet of their career, Adrienne Lyle and Wizard, Peggy Thomas's 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Weltmeyer, scored a 70.353% in the FEI Grand Prix Special 4* on Saturday night, February 8, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, earning the top finish and Custom Saddlery Most Valuable Rider Award. "I was incredibly happy with him," Lyle said of the 17.1 hand German son of Weltmeyer, out of a Classiker mare. "I thought, that was one of our best. He just felt solid. He felt there for me." Lyle is aiming for two World Cup qualifiers coming up on the AGDF tour, and setting her sights on Gladstone in hopes of qualifying for the U.S. dressage squad for this summer's Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy. But after a year off from injury, Wizard's fitness and health are top priority. "I think I am on a good path with him," she said. "I want to keep it going, keeping him happy, trying to improve the little parts we need but not overdoing it.
"I was really happy with today's win in a 4* - that was huge! I am happy not just that he won, but that he was honest in the places that I needed him to be honest. That for me was the most important thing."
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