Premier Equestrian Congratulates Palm Beach Derby Freestyle Winner Adrienne Lyle
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.
It's been some time since Lyle and Wizard have attempted the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle, as they spent most of 2013 off, but it was evident that both rider and horse were happy to be riding their test in a Brentina Arena, which is supplied by Premier to the Global Dressage Festival. Lyle and Wizard also had an impressive show the week before riding for the USA in the Nations Cup; they helped push the team to Gold and were the Individual Gold medalists after winning the Freestyle. And it can be said that Lyle had a ‘home court advantage,’ as her trainer and mentor Debbie McDonald’s famous mare Brentina is the arena’s namesake and inspiration. Lyle and Wizard’s home training arena is also a Brentina arena from Premier.
"I was thrilled with my freestyle at the Derby," Lyle said. "He actually felt super rideable, probably the most rideable he's felt in a freestyle. He felt powerful and expressive, but he still stayed with me. I love my music. It's fun, it's exciting, it gets the crowd going. When he gets out there, and the crowd's whooping and hollering, he builds on that and I do too, and I just think it's fun to ride to!"
Premier Equestrian, one of the largest suppliers of dressage arenas, horse jumps, arena footing and stable accessories in the country, has been an AGDF sponsor since the beginning. They’ve also sponsored the 2010 World Equestrian Games, Dressage at Devon and the Del Mar Equestrian Center. Additionally, Premier Equestrian is the Official Gold Sponsor of the NAJYRC and is the official dressage arena of the USEF an the Adequan FEI NAJYRC to be held July 15-30, 2014 in Lexington KY, through 2015 and 2016. Indeed, the USEF named Premier Equestrian the Official Dressage Arena of the USEF.
Premier Equestrian arenas are used at most major horse shows in the country and abroad. Their Brentina Dressage Arena, featured at the Adequan Global Dressage festival, was developed with the help of Olympian Debbie McDonald and was debuted at Dressage at Devon in 2007.
Premier president, Heidi Zorn, elaborated, “The Brentina Arena is a revolutionary design that solves all the problems faced by multi-rail arenas. The 18" base cone is extremely stable in high wind. The rails snap into each base and will release upon any force or impact providing the ultimate safety for horse and rider. The sleek 2-sided European design combined with the durability, the quick release safety design, the stability, and the portability of the Brentina Arena immediately attracted the attention of dressage professionals and show managers.”
Top shows everywhere feature Premier Equestrian arenas. The Adequan Global Dressage Festival, Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, and Dressage at Devon both have Brentina and Sundance Arenas, as do the US Dressage Finals and the USEF Young Riders competitions, Del Mar uses a Brentina Arena, and the World Dressage Masters is held in a Pyramid Arena.
Considered America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of equestrian arenas, Premier Equestrian’s website offers extensive and informative information designed to help horse owners understand the differences in arenas as well as arena footing. Premier Equestrian also offers a complete line of horse jumps and horse jumping equipment, including custom sponsor jump standards, and cavaletti. Other Premier products include barn accessories, and horse & rider products, as well as arena grooming and maintenance equipment. For more information on all Premier Equestrian products, including footing, dressage arenas, jumps and stable accessories, visit their website at www.PremierEquestrian.com or call 800-611-6109.
Photo: Adrienne Lyle and Wizard competing at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. (Photo courtesy of Premier Equestrian)