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Adrienne Lyle US Dressage Festival of Champions

Adrienne Lyle Excels with Three Horses at the Dutta Corp U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions
Gladstone, NJ (May 31, 2017) – Internationally competitive dressage rider Adrienne Lyle – dubbed a “Premier Equestrian” by leading arena footing, dressage arena, and horse jump company Premier Equestrian – demonstrated her premier status at The Dutta Corp U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions this past weekend. Lyle, the only rider to compete on three different horses in the Festival of Champions, rode away with the overall title of U.S. Dressage Intermediate I National Champion, the Patsy Albers Award, and several other victories. Premier Equestrian is thrilled to congratulate Lyle for her accomplishments.

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2017 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival Concludes Successful Season with Final Victories for Lyle and Matute
Wellington, FL (February 28, 2017) – Internationally competitive dressage riders Adrienne Lyle and Charlotte Jorst know that accuracy and attention to detail are keys to a winning ride. Acuswede, the North American distributor of the innovative equine acupressure blanket Accuhorsemat, recently honored both riders for their precise and beautiful tests at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida.

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Lyle and Horizon Top 31 Entries in FEI Prix St. Georges CDI 1* at AGDF 10
Wellington, FL (February 28, 2017) – Internationally competitive dressage riders Adrienne Lyle and Charlotte Jorst know that accuracy and attention to detail are keys to a winning ride. Acuswede, the North American distributor of the innovative equine acupressure blanket Accuhorsemat, recently honored both riders for their precise and beautiful tests at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida.

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Adrienne Lyle and Charlotte Jorst Claim Accuhorsemat Accuracy Awards at Adequan Global Dressage Festival
Wellington, FL (February 28, 2017) – Internationally competitive dressage riders Adrienne Lyle and Charlotte Jorst know that accuracy and attention to detail are keys to a winning ride. Acuswede, the North American distributor of the innovative equine acupressure blanket Accuhorsemat, recently honored both riders for their precise and beautiful tests at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida.

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How I Got My Start: Dressage Rider Adrienne Lyle
From playing with ponies to competing on the world stage, Lyle has become one of America's top dressage stars.

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Debbie McDonald stands up for working horses
US Olympic dressage medalist Debbie McDonald is the latest high-profile equestrian to join Brooke USA as an ambassador. McDonald, known as the “First Lady of American Dressage”, will use the talent and passion she showed when riding Brentina to the World Cup Finals and Olympic Games. on behalf of working equines.

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Adrienne Lyle’s Journey to New Partner Sandronnerhall
May 10, 2015 - Adrienne Lyle can still hardly believe the journey from riding Wizard on the United States team at the World Equestrian Games to the formation of an ownership syndicate unusual in dressage that led to the arrival in America eight months later of Sandronnerhall as a prospect for Olympics and championships.

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Sandronnerhall 8-Year-Old Stallion, Bought for Adrienne Lyle by American Owner’s Group
WELLINGTON, Florida, May 9, 2015 – Sandronnerhall , a top eight-year-old Hanoverian stallion, has been bought by a newly formed syndicate of leading American owners for Adrienne Lyle to compete as a prospect for United States Olympic and championship teams.

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Farewell to Wizard
April 17, 2015 - Olympic and World Equestrian Games dressage veteran made his final bow Friday at Las Vegas' Thomas & Mack Center in front of the Thomas family and 7,485 fans.

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Adrienne Lyle Wins Inaugural Palm Beach Derby Class and Chris Von Martels Takes FEI Intermediaire 1 Freestyle at AGDF 9
Wellington, FL - March 8, 2015 - Today was an exciting day at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), host of the Week 9 Palm Beach Dressage Derby's final day of competition. For the first time at AGDF, a Derby Exhibition class was organized, providing a unique opportunity for spectators and fans to further appreciate the sport of dressage. Adrienne Lyle (USA) ultimately won the class, followed by Christoph Koschel (GER), Karen Pavicic (CAN), and Lars Petersen (DEN) respectively.

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Olympian Adrienne Lyle

 

USA 1 WINS GOLD AT WELLINGTON NATIONS CUP, CANADA 1 SILVER, SPAIN BRONZE
WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 20, 2014 – USA 1 won the gold medal at the Wellington Nations Cup Thursday, Canada 1 silver and Spain bronze in the unique format of mixed Big Tour and Small tour horses that spanned two days.

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Olympian Adrienne Lyle

 

Adrienne Lyle Individual Dressage Ride London 2012 Olympics
London, August 3, 2012 - Watch Adrienne Lyle ride the individual Dressage at the London 2012 Olympics. Adrienne Lyle (USA) rides Wizard to 35th place in individual dressage event.

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Sept 08, 2014 - Debbie McDonald discusses her Olympic partner, Brentina, her family and the return of the Reem Acra World Cup Dressage Finals to Las Vegas in 2015....Read More

August 25, 2014 - CAEN, France, Aug. 25, 2014ADRIENNE LYLE & WIZARD MOVE USA INTO TOP FIVE NATIONS AFTER 1ST HALF OF WORLD GAMES GRAND PRIX - The American Olympic partnership of Adrienne Lyle and Wizard on Monday produced their best performance ever in Europe to move the United States into the top five on the first day of the World Equestrian Games Nations Cup. The 29-year-old Adrienne of Ketchum, Idaho and Wizard placed seventh in the first half of the team event with a score of 72.000 per cent that was also made the pair the highest ranked non European....Read More

August 25, 2014 - First Competition Day at 2014 WEG in the Books. The Alltech Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games (WEG) kicked off today in Normandy, France, as dressage, para-dressage, and reining riders took to their respective arenas. Reining: Team USA Takes the Lead on First Competition Day...Read More

August 25, 2014 - Adrienne Lyle Thrilled with Her Test at #WEG2014: Best North American After Day 1!- Team USA’s Adrienne Lyle was thrilled with her test on Wizard and score of 72, placing her 7th after the first day of competition at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The weather conditions were less than ideal and she noted that “Wizard is not always a good mudder”....Read More

Aug 25, 2014 - Getty Images: USA's Adrienne Lyle rides Wizard on August 25, 2014 during the first session of the Dressage Grand Prix of the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games at D'Ornano Stadium in the northwestern French city of Caen. AFP PHOTO /CHARLY TRIBALLEAU (Photo credit should read CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images....Read More

August 15, 2014--The U.S. dressage team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games included a surprise when it was officially named yesterday.....Read More

Lexington, Ky. - August 14, 2014 - USEF Names 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Dressage Team From the USEF Communications Department .....Read More

Wellington, FL- Aug 14, 2014 – Premier Equestrian Features Olympic Dressage Rider Adrienne Lyle in ProTip Videos - Premier Equestrian teamed up with 2012 Olympic rider Adrienne Lyle in 2011, and has enjoyed a successful partnership with the talented rider since....Read More

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - Adrienne Lyle Receives 2014 Patsy Albers Award. Adrienne Lyle is the recipient of the 2014 Patsy Albers Award, established in 2012 in special remembrance of Patsy. The $500 award provides financial support for continuing education and training to a High Performance rider...Read More

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014 - Gladstone, New Jersey. Ketchum Dressage Rider Heads To International Competition. A Ketchum woman is headed to Europe after a successful weekend at the 2014 US Dressage World Equestrian Games Selection Trials. Adrienne Lyle and 15–year old Oldenburg gelding, Wizard, finished fourth overall at the USET Foundation Headquarters in Gladstone, New Jersey...Read More

Monday, June 16, 2014 USEF Names Short List for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Dressage Team. From the USEF Communications Deparment.Lexington, Ky.- The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named eight horse-and-athlete combinations to the Short List for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games U.S. Dressage Team.....Read More

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 The powerful 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding Wizard, ridden by Ketchum’s Adrienne Lyle, is back in the thick of dressage competition after missing most of the 2013 season with an acute bruise to the coffin bone—one of three bones inside a horse’s foot....Read More

March 29, 2014 - The Adequan Global Dressage Festival glittered as the star of its own show last night, wrapping up the season in fantastic style, with great performances and a crowd to match....Read More

 

RELEASE: March 28, 2014 Wellington, Fla. - Adrienne Lyle (USA) and Wizard finished the first day of competition for the final week of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) with a win in the FEI Grand Prix CDI 5* presented by Diamante Farms. The pair earned a personal best score for the grand prix with a 74.160%...Read More

 

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 28, 2014–Adrienne Lyle and Wizard won the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI5* Grand Prix Special Friday with 75.588 per cent as the highest score of any American combination this year and a mark that was also the highest for a non-Freestyle by the U.S. Olympic partnership...Read More

Wellington, FL – March 27, 2014 – Adrienne Lyle (USA) and Wizard capped off the first day of competition for the final week of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) with a win in the FEI Grand Prix CDI 5* presented by Diamante Farms. The pair earned a personal best score for the grand prix with a 74.160%. Ashley Holzer (CAN) and Tiva Nana scored a blue ribbon finish earlier in the day, winning the FEI Grand Prix CDI 3* presented by Diamante Farms on a score of 70.000%. AGDF 12 is sponsored by Diamante Farms and Wellington Equestrian Realty...Read More

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 27, 2014–Adrienne Lyle who gave up a chance to go to the World Cup Final to insure her Wizard’s health, posted a personal best score of 74.160 per cent to win the Grand Prix at the $132,000 Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI5* Thursday....
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Wellington, FL (March 7, 2014)- Premier Equestrian is proud to congratulate Adrienne Lyle on an outstanding show at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival Palm Beach Dressage Derby CDI, held February 28-March 2. On Friday, she and Wizard, a 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Peggy Thomas, placed second in the FEI Grand Prix with a score of 71.980%. They bettered that on Saturday night, winning the FEI Freestyle Grand Prix with a score of 76.525%, which is their second highest score to date and also was a qualifying score for the 2014 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Final...Read More

Wellington, FL - March 6, 2014 - Adrienne Lyle and Wizard brought enthusiastic energy to their Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday night to claim the Palm Beach Dressage Derby trophy. It was the 31st anniversary of the Derby and the first time it was held at the Stadium at PBIEC as part of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF)...Read More

Wellington, FL- February 26, 2014 - Adrienne Lyle and Wizard, who swept the gold medals last weekend at the Stillpoint Farm CDIO3* Nations Cup, are back at work training for their next competition...Read More

Wellington Nations Cup February 23, 2014 - Wellington, Fla.- The Wellington Nations Cup CDIO3* sponsored by Stillpoint Farm, held in conjunction with the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, came to a conclusion on Podium...Read More

Wellington, FL February 22, 2014 - Adrienne Lyle Wins Gold in Individual Nations Cup Competition at 2014 CDIO Wellington, FL ndividual medals for the CDIO Nations Cup were presented following the  I-1 Freestyle and Grand Prix Freestyle competition, part of the week's featured "Friday Night Stars"....Read More

February 22, 2014 -- Many dreams came true last night, as the Stillpoint Farm Nations' Cup ended with a dramatic freestyle under the lights before a packed house at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington...Read More

Nations Cup Wellington, Florida Feb 21, 2014 - USA-1, Canada-1, and Spain Medal at CDIO Nations Cup Wellington, Florida - Team USA-1 held onto its lead from day one to emerge victorious from team competition in the CDIO Nations Cup at the Global Dressage Festival (GDF)....Read More

Wellington, Fla. Feb 21, 2014 - The USA I team proved to be unstoppable on Thursday as they won the Wellington Nations Cup CDIO3* sponsored by Stillpoint Farm, the only Nations Cup USA I...Read More

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 19, 2014-The United States led by the Olympic combination of Adrienne Lyle and Wizard were in the lead midway through the Wellington Nations Cup, but 16-year-old Juan Matute, Jr. on Don Diego Ymas led Spain to second place in the unique mixed-format event...Read More

Feb 19, 2014 Lexington, KY. - Top U.S. combinations and rising stars will be on display this week at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Fla., as two American teams are set to contest the Wellington Nations Cup CDIO3* sponsored by Stillpoint Farm. Nine teams from seven countries will line up in North America's only Nations Cup competition that is set to host....Read More

February 15, 2014 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%....Read More

Aiken, SC. February 14, 2014In 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....Read More

Wellington, Fla. Feb. 9 2014 - The 2014 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) continued with its fifth week of competition on Saturday at The Stadium at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) featuring CDI 4* and 3* competition presented by The Dutta Corp. and Havensafe Farm....Read More

WELLINGTON, Florida, Feb. 8, 2014–Adrienne Lyle showed that her Olympic partner Wizard was back in top form in winning the Adequan Global Dressage Festival Grand Prix Special Saturday and declared the horse ready to seek to qualify for the World Cup Final....Read More

02/07/2014 to Dressage in Florida 2014
Lars Petersen (DEN) and Mariett have become familiar faces in the winner's circle at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), and Thursday evening was no exception. Petersen topped the FEI Grand Prix 4* presented by The Dutta Corp. with Marcia Pepper's 16-year-old Danish Warmblood mare with a score of 70.960%. For his win in Thursday's class, Petersen was also presented with the Champion Equine Insurance Dressage Style Award. Adrienne Lyle was the top finishing American rider finishing second with Wizard on a score of 69.600%. Mikala Munter Gundersen (DEN) and My Lady rounded out the top three with their score of 69.460%....Read More

World Class Dressage Riders
Wellington, FL - February 5, 2014 - World-class dressage riders, top freestyle choreographers and big-name coaches are gearing up for the 12th annual Challenge of the Americas presented by SSG Gloves and Betsy Juliano's Havensafe Farm on Fri., March 7 at the International Polo Club in Wellington...Read More

AGDF showgrounds January 30, 2014 - Ringside Chat With Adrienne Lyle
Adrienne Lyle and Wizard jumped onto the international dressage scene when they competed as individuals for the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London...Read More

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WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 25, 2014
The Grand Prix Special was the first ridden by Adrienne since the 2012 London Olympics and Wizard, a 15-year-old Oldenburg gelding, was out for almost a year with an injury before returning to competition this winter... Read More

Jan 23-25, 2014 Adrienne Lyle and Wizard FEI Grand Prix Special - Check out my ride at the Grand Prix
Adrienne & Wizard's Grand Prix ride at the 2014 Adequan Global Dressage Festival. More from the 2014 #AdequanGDF is available on-demand on USEF Network. Read More or watch on YouTube

Jan 23, 2014
High Performance Riders Participate in 2014's First USEF Dressage Observation & Strategic Planning Session

Lexington, Ky. - The first USEF Dressage Observation & Strategic Planning Session of 2014 took place earlier this week at Havensafe Farm South in Wellington, Fla. Lead by Robert Dover, USEF Chef d'Equipe/Technical Advisor, the session provided training and strategic guidance for athletes as they look toward international competition and the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The session featured 18 athlete/horse combinations over three days....Read More

Jan 18, 2014
High Performance Riders Participate in 2014's First USEF Dressage Observation & Strategic Planning Session
The first USEF Dressage Observation & Strategic Planning Session of 2014 took place earlier this week at Havensafe Farm South in Wellington, Fla. Lead by Robert Dover, USEF Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor, the session provided training and strategic guidance for athletes as they look toward international competition and the 2014 World Equestrian Games... Read More

Jan 15, 2014
U.S. Olympian Adrienne Lyle and Wizard Return to the Show Ring After One Year Break U.S. Olympic duo Adrienne Lyle and Parry Thomas' Oldenburg gelding Wizard (by Weltmeyer x Classiker) returned to the show ring last weekend at the national show in Wellington, Florida, after a one-year break due to an injury.  The pair won the national Grand Prix in Wellington with 69.90%....Read More

Secrets to world-class success with Adrienne Lyle & Debbie McDonald - The all-American dream team of Debbie McDonald, Adrienne Lyle, and Peggy and Parry Thomas shares its winning formula. As I wind my rental car through the labyrinth of driveways and barns at Betsy Juliano’s Florida farm, I search for anything that will direct me to where I am supposed to go....Read More

Sun Valley, ID (September 4, 2013) – Dressage Olympians Debbie McDonald and Adrienne Lyle turned to professional footing specialists, Premier Equestrian, to solve a 20 year old footing issue. River Grove Farms, owned by Peggy and Parry Thomas in Sun Valley, Idaho, was built in 1981 and has 4 full sized arenas....Read More

Jun 23, 2013 - Vita Flex Congratulates Victory Team Members Lisa Wilcox and Adrienne Lyle for Being Awarded 2013 USEF Training and Competition Grants. The USEF awarded only 10 of these grants to dressage athlete/horse combinations in order for them to take part in CDI competitions throughout Europe in preparation for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games....Read More

April 22, 2013 - Adrienne and Wizard receive an additional grant from USEF to compete in Europe this fall.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce that 10 dressage athlete/horse combinations have been awarded training and competition grants to be used in 2013....Read More

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January 25, 2013 - Lyle And McCusker Receive Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize
For the first time, two recipients will receive The Dressage Foundation’s $25,000 Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage prize in the same year. The winners are Adrienne Lyle with Wizard and Sharon McCusker with Wrigley....Read More

January 25, 2013 - Adrienne Lyle and Sharon McCuasker Awarded The Dressage Foundation's $25,000 Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prizes
The Board of Directors of The Dressage Foundation announced that, for the first time, two recipients have been chosen to receive a $25,000 Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prize in the same year.  Adrienne Lyle (ID) and her horse, Wizard, along with Sharon McCusker (MA) and her horse, Wrigley, were selected because they display the characteristics and qualities of being talented, committed, qualified riders whose plans are to reach and excel at the elite, international standards of high performance dressage....Read More


January 18, 2013- Adrienne Lyle Strives to Push Herself, Grow and Become Better - Young Guns in Dressage
Loving horses for as long as she can remember,  Adrienne Lyle grew up on a small cattle farm in the USA and spent her days riding through the country trails and across the American beaches. Little did she know then that this 28-year old was to become the 2012 U.S. Olympic individual rider....Read More

December 26, 2012 - Adrienne Lyle & Wizard Back on Road in USA, Maybe Europe in 2013, Building for Future
By KENNETH J. BRADDICK
With her first Oympics behind her and assured of keeping the ride on Wizard, Adrienne Lyle is planning to compete on both coasts of the United States and Europe next year and stocking up on young horses to develop for the future.

August 16, 2012 Olympic Dressage Rider Adrienne Lyle Joins the Vita Flex Victory Team
The Vita Flex Victory Team is made up of leading riders from a wide variety of disciplines from show jumping and dressage tobarrel racing, reining and combined driving.  Adrienne Lyle, a Grand Prix dressage rider from Ketchum, Idaho, recently joined the ranks of the VitaFlex Victory Team, adding yet another top equestrian to the list of riders who use VitaFlex products to ensure their horses compete at their peak...Read More

August 11, 2012 Photo Gallery
Adrienne Lyle Photo Gallery from WithFriendship.com ....Read More

August 8, 2012 Eight Olympic equestrians have Wellington ties
When it comes to dressage events at the Olympics, it appears the road to London goes through Wellington. Eight equestrians who have competed at numerous horse shows and events in the village over the years are riding for Olympic gold at the Summer Games, including Tina Konyot, 50, a Stuart resident who has been a fixture at Wellington Classic Dressage shows for decades...Read More

August 4, 2012 Asmar cheers on our sponsored Games athlete
Asmar-sponsored American rider Adrienne Lyle was one of three riders competing at the dressage Grand Prix at Greenwich on Friday; she posted a respectable score of 69.468; “He was rather on edge today. I am basically pleased with him…” she said afterwards of her ride Wizard. We are thrilled to be supporting Adrienne and wish her all the luck in the world at Greenwich!z....Read More

August 4, 2012 Debbie McDonald is proud
I was so proud of Adrienne and Wizard, he was just truly overwhelmed by everything. But then again, how often does one get to go into an atmosphere like that?...Read More

****August 3, 2012 Adrienne Lyle Individual Dressage Ride London 2012 Olympics
Watch Adrienne Lyle ride the individual Dressage at the London 2012 Olympics. Adrienne Lyle (USA) rides Wizard to 35th place in individual dressage event...Read More

August 3, 2012 Adrienne Lyle Summer Games
Adrienne Lyle of United States rides her horse Wizard during the equestrian dressage competition, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)....Read More

August 3, 2012 Adrienne Lyle on Yahoo Eurosport
Adrienne Lyle of United States rides her horse Wizard during the equestrian dressage competition, at the 2012 Summer Olympics...Read More

August 3, 2012 Adrienne Lyle of the U.S. rides Wizard
Mike Hutchings, Reuters - during the equestrian individual dressage Grand Prix Day 2 in Greenwich Park at the London 2012 Olympic Games...Read More

July 31, 2012 Dressage at the 2012 Olympics by Lydia Bagley
Dressage is marking its 100th anniversary in the London 2012 Olympics and this year is drawing attention from the mainstream media here in the U.S, as one of the horses is co-owned by Ann Romney wife of Mitt Romney presumed Republican Presidential nominee...Read More

July 29, 2012 State Links To London Olympics: Equestrian
Adrienne Lyle, a graduate of Bellevue High School and Washington State, is the lone equestrian athlete with ties to Washington at the Olympics....Read More

July 29, 2012 Fox Sports Equestrian Team - USA WOMEN'S NATIONAL EQUESTRIAN TEAM
Born and raised on a small cattle ranch, Lyle was active in the local Pony Club and competed in eventing before primarily focusing on dressage. She had success early on, as she was a member of medal-winning teams at the 2002 North American Junior Dressage Team Championships and the 2004 North American Young Rider’s Championships...Read More

July 27, 2012 Native Olympians in London
For many, it’s exciting to know that the 2012 Summer Olympic Games begins today in London, England, and will continue through Aug. 12.  Even more exciting is that the Native American community is being represented by four young women participating in four different sports, synchronized swimming, boxing, water polo and dressage, respectively...Read More

July 27, 2012 Idahoans Ready to Shine in Glow of Olympic Flame
More than 10,000 athletes, representing 204 nations, are expected to welcome in the London Summer Olympics this evening in front of a global television audience. More than 300 events will be spread out over the next two weeks...Read More

July 25th, 2012 Get to know the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team:
These four riders will go up agains the best in the world beginning on August 2. By Leslie Potter. The United States is sending three dressage riders to compete for team medals and one rider to represent the country as an individual. Here’s an introduction to these riders and their horses who will be competing for gold in London beginning on August 2...Read More

July 25, 2012 Several athletes with area ties at London Olympics
Tomorrow, the world, Including Spokane and the Inland Northwest, Athletes from 206 nations – one competing under the flag of five interlocking rings because South Sudan has no Olympic organization – are assembled for the Games of the 30th Olympiad, the opening ceremonies officially launching the action in London on Friday....Read More

July 23, 2012 USA Equestrian: Adrienne Lyle - From Small Town to London Olympics
U.S. Equestrian Adrienne Lyle is one of the youngest dressage competitors and will be taking her small town dreams to London. Sometimes the beauty of the Olympics is that everyone seems to have a chance. There are such a horde of sports that the average person has no idea what it is, but that someone else halfway across the globe takes ever so seriously...Read More

July 23, 2012 London 2012 Olympic Athlete Profile

Hobbies: Camping, hiking and attending music festivals. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2012). Education: Animal Science, Business Management - Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA. Coach: Anne Gribbons [national], Debbie McDonald [personal] ..Read More


July 23, 2012 CN citizen makes U.S. Olympic dressage team -BY KENNETH BRADDICK
KETCHUM, Idaho – Cherokee Nation citizen Adrienne Lyle, 27, of Ketchum, has become one of the youngest Americans earning the right to compete in the Olympics at dressage, a sport that has been in the summer games for at least 100 years...Read More

July 21, 2012 Debbie McDonald: Final Preparations with the Olympic Dressage Team
Hello everyone! Just a quick update and sorry it has been a few days. We have managed to blow a fuse on our adapter that charges our computers and phones! Not that we have great service anyway but for sure not without equipment!...Read More

July 21, 2012 Hello again from London! - Blog Post
 As the final countdown approaches, the excitement is starting to ramp up. Originally, the whole US dressage squad had planed on going to compete at Hickstead this weekend. But unfortunately mother nature...Read More

July 19, 2012 Ketchum's Lyle is Going for the Old
In a sport dominated by athletes often twice her age, Adrienne Lyle is a young buck in that 'other' animal sportWhen it comes to sports and animals of the four-legged variety, the first sport that comes to mind in these parts is rodeo, with its cowboy hats, boots, belt buckles and bodacious bovines...read more

July 18, 2012 Adrienne Lyle lives an American dream - From a cattle ranch to the Olympics
Ketchum's Adrienne Lyle is living the American dream. From simple beginnings riding western on her parents' cattle ranch, Lyle, 27, is now a top dressage competitor. She is headed to the 2012 London Olympics in August on Parry and Peggy Thomas' 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding named Wizard...Read More

July 13, 2012 Adrienne Lyle: Arrival in the U.K.
Olympic dressage rider Adrienne Lyle arrives in the U.K. to prepare for her Olympic dressage debut with team fitness bootcamps and training at Layham Hall's beautiful facilities. ..Read More

July 13, 2012 - All-American Athlete is One to Watch - Utah Company Sponsors Rider Adrienne Lyle from Humble Roots to the Olympics. 
Adrienne Lyle is living the American dream; from simple beginnings riding western on her parents’ cattle ranch in Washington state, Lyle is now a top dressage competitor and is headed to the 2012 London Olympics on Parry and Peggy Thomas’ 13-year-old Oldenburg, Wizard...Read More

July 12, 2012 SidelinesNews.com
A Blog by Kim & Allen MacMillan, Correspondents for Sidelines Magazine and www.sidelinesnews.com   Things are falling into place. Monday, July 9th, the U.S. dressage and show jumping team lists were added to the eventing team that was named last week. Both groups are comprised of tried and true team members from past Games and exciting newcomers...Read More

Horse and Hound
America names dressage squad for London 2012. The American dressage team for the London Olympic Games has been named as:Steffen Peters riding Ravel, Tina Konyot riding Calecto V, Jan Ebeling riding Rafalca ,The individual will be Adrienne Lyle on Wizard...Read More

NBC Olympics Bio
Began competitive career in eventing but has since switched to dressage, Won three-straight Grand Prix victories in 2011 with Wizard, Trained by Debbie McDonald, 2004 team dressage bronze medalist...Read More

Equestrian Teams Named July 10 2012, Article # 20287
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named its 2012 Olympic Teams in dressage, eventing, and jumping. These teams are comprised of a mix of veterans and rookies, men and women from across the country with 17 Olympic Games between them. Seven men, six women. eight geldings, three mares, and two stallions make up the teams...Read More

July 9, 2012 Debbie McDonald: Ready for Liftoff with the Olympic Dressage Team
Olympian Debbie McDonald writes about her experiences as the trainer of Adrienne Lyle, who will represent the U.S. as a individual at the 2012 Olympics, as they prepare to depart for London...Read More

2012 U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team Preview By USEF - ALL DISCIPLINE - Posted July 9, 2012

Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) named its 2012 Olympic Teams in Dressage, Eventing, and Jumping. The USEF will field three full teams in the disciplines of Dressage, Eventing, and Jumping. These teams are comprised of a mix of veterans and rookies, men and women from across the country with 17 Olympic Games between them. Seven men, six women. Eight geldings, three mares, two stallions...Read More


Horse Collaborative July, 9 2012

Individual rider: Adrienne Lyle and Peggy Thomas’ Wizard
Adrienne Lyle’s Journey to London With Wizard
 Adrienne Lyle of the United States at the age of 27 one of the youngest Americans to compete in dressage at an Olympics joins a swelling number of under-30 year olds in the 100 years the sport has been in the Games.. Read More

USEF Network BIO July 9, 2012
Lyle was born and raised on a small cattle ranch in Whidbey Island, WA. Growing up, she was active in the local Pony Club and competed in eventing before focusing solely on dressage. She was a member of medal-winning teams at the 2002 North American Junior Dressage Team Championships and the 2004 North American Young Rider’s Championships...Read More

July 6, 2012 Dressage Radio Episode 162 – Jan Ebeling, Adrienne Lyle and Planning Your Goals
US Olympic Team Members Jan Ebeling and Adrienne Lyle talk about the excitement before the games and a little Colbert too!    Plus, the NEDA trainer tip with Sarah Gieke and an update on the teams heading to the Olympics.  Listen in…Read More

July 6, 2012 Adrienne Lyle: Rest and Preparations in New Jersey By Adrienne Lyle
Olympic dressage team member Adrienne Lyle shares her adventures since qualifying to compete as a individual in the summer Olympic dressage competition...Read More

June 26, 2012 Bellevue grad headed to London | Community recreation feature
For as long as she can remember, Adrienne Lyle has been on a horse.After being introduced to riding as a young child, Lyle continued cultivating her passion on a family farm on Whidbey Island throughout her youth. "I never had any formal instruction," Lyle said. "We had some ponies on the farm and I would disappear on them as soon as I was old enough to get on by myself....Read More

 

June 25, 2012 - KING 5's Olympic Zone | NBC Olympics
Getting to know Adrienne Lyle. Began competitive career in eventing but has since switched to dressage,Won three-straight Grand Prix victories in 2011 with Wizard,Trained by Debbie McDonald, 2004 team dressage bronze medalist ....Read More

Premier Equestrian Congratulates Sponsored Dressage Rider Adrienne Lyle As She Heads To London To Compete In 2012 Olympics

Sandy, UT (June 23, 2012)– Premier Equestrian is proud to announce that dressage rider Adrienne Lyle has earned a spot on the US Dressage Team and will compete with her equine partner Wizard at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Premier Equestrian, LLC, a leading supplier of dressage arenas, horse jumps, arena footing and stable accessories, sponsors Lyle...Read More

 

 

Adrienne Lyle’s Journey to London with Wizard

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK
June 21, 2012 Adrienne Lyle of the United States at the age of 27 one of the youngest Americans to compete in dressage at an Olympics joins a swelling number of under-30 year olds in the 100 years the sport has been in the Games.Adrienne and Wizard earned a place on the American squad to compete as an individual and becomes the second rider from Hailey, Idaho, population fewer than 8,000, to be on an American Olympic dressage squad. The other was her coach and mentor, Debbie McDonald on Brentina at the 2008 Beijing and 2004 Athens Games. Hailey is also the hometown of Picaboo Street, the Olympic multiple gold medal skier....Read More

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Wood River Journl - Ketchum woman earns Olympic berth Adrienne Lyle to represent U.S. in dressage
By JEFF CORDES Express Staff Writer
Ketchum resident Adrienne Lyle and horse Wizard of Hailey's River Grove Farm have earned a berth on the 2012 U.S. Olympic dressage team. Lyle and Wizard, collecting their first Olympic berths, were among four American riders and five horses chosen Saturday, June 16, during the U.S. Equestrian Federation Dressage Festival of Champions and USEF Dressage Olympic Selection Trials at Gladstone, N.J. ...Read More

Debbie McDonald & Adrienne Lyle ride the Olympic Wave

June 19, 2012 Debbie McDonald & Adrienne Lyle ride the Olympic Wave! Debbie McDonald shares her reactions to her protege Adrienne Lyle making the Olympic team and Adrienne admits she is already feeling the Olympic fever.Chris Stafford Radio News, Views and Interviews from around the world of horse sports…Read More

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Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Idaho's Adrienne Lyle had a good day at the Dressage National Championships on Saturday—good enough that she and her horse Wizard are expected to be named to the U.S. Olympic Team. Lyle, who trains and teaches in Ketchum, and Wizard, a 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding,

 

Road To Olympics Sat, Jun 16, 2012

"In the words of the Zac Brown Band:" ""You only get one chance in life to leave your mark upon it, so when the pony comes riding by, you better sit your sweet ass on it!""

"Can't believe I'm actually going to ride in the Olympics!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Friday, June 8, 2012 Lyle, Wizard ride for Olympic berths Dressage in Garden State next week - By JEFF CORDES Express Staff Writer
From the Idaho Mountain Express

Ranked No. 2 in the nation, Ketchum resident Adrienne Lyle, 27, of Hailey's River Grove Farm is in New Jersey for the biggest competition so far in her dressage career. Lyle and horse Wizard are competing in the U.S. Equestrian Federation Dressage Festival of Champions and USEF Dressage Selection Trial for the 2012 Olympic Games. [... Read More]

Wednesday June 6, 2012 Check Out The Photo Gallery of Participants! Entries Confirmed for the 2012 USEF Dressage Festival of Champions

Check out the gallery of all the Festival of Champions Entrants! Lexington, KY - With six USEF National Dressage Championships and selection for U.S. Dressage Team for the 2012 Olympic Games on the line, the 2012 USEF Dressage Festival of Champions promises to deliver excellent competition this year. Running over two weeks June 8-10 and June 14-17, the best dressage combinations from ponies to Grand Prix will be vying for National titles. The USET Foundation Headquarters plays host to the prestigious event in Gladstone, NJ which is headlined by the Grand Prix National Dressage Championships which also serves as the selection trial for the 2012 Olympic Games. Returning to vie for the title in the Grand Prix is Steffen Peters. Peters, who won in 2011 with Ravel, will bring his new star, Legolas 92, to defend his title. Ravel was granted permission to not attend the Trials based on the criteria outlined in the USEF Selection Procedures for the Olympic Games. More information about that is available here. [...Read More]

Homegrown In The West: Adrienne Lyle’s Hard Work And Dedication Helps Her Rise To The Top

Hailey, ID (June 1, 2012)– Premier Equestrian, LLC, a leading supplier of dressage arenas, horse jumps, arena footing and stable accessories, is proud to announce they are sponsoring dressage star and Olympic hopeful Adrienne Lyle. Riding Wizard, owned by Parry and Peggy Thomas of River Grove Farm in Hailey, Idaho, Lyle took the 2012 winter dressage circuit by storm in South Florida, riding away with win after win, including placing first in the Grand Prix Special with a 73.2% at the CDI World Dressage Masters and firsts in the Grand Prix at the CDI 5* West Palm Beach, scoring a 73% in the Grand Prix and a 77.7% in the Grand Prix Freestyle.

Adrienne Lyle’s Chance of A Lifetime By Nancy Jaffer
Through hard work and natural talent, Adrienne Lyle moved from a working student position to full-time staff member for Olympian dressage rider Debbie McDonald. As a small child, Adrienne Lyle visited River Grove Farm in Hailey, Idaho, to watch a horse show. Adrienne Lyle's memories of the trip to the home base of future Olympic dressage rider Debbie McDonald are a little hazy, but one experience there made a permanent impression. Lyle's experiences with dressage rider Debbie McDonald have changed her life forever.[...Read More]