The USA’s top-ranked dressage mixture, Adrienne Lyle and Salvino, have been pressured to withdraw from this weekend’s World Cup qualifier in Wellington, Florida, after the 16-year-old Sandro Hit stallion suffered a “colic episode”.
Salvino and Adrienne, who’re at the moment ranked eighth and tenth on the planet respectively, have been members of the US crew who gained silver on the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. In addition they completed sixth individually on the World Dressage Championships in 2022.
They’ve proved to be on prime type all through the 2022/23 World Cup season to this point, having gained each qualifiers they’ve contested, scoring over 83% in every grand prix freestyle efficiency. A 3rd victory this weekend on the International Dressage Pageant would have secured them a spot on the World Cup Last, in Omaha, USA, in April.
“Sadly we have now to withdraw Salvino from this week’s CDI-W competitors. He’s doing okay however had a colic episode and we don’t wish to push him to go at the moment,” mentioned Adrienne.
“His welfare is all the time our prime precedence, so we will likely be packing up our tackroom set-up and heading house, however we want one of the best of luck to all the opposite rivals and will likely be there to cheer them on.”
Adrienne is at the moment sixth within the World Cup standings for the North American League, with three spots accessible, and another qualifier earlier than the ultimate, at Wellington in March.
The present league chief is Steffen Peters, who seems to be to have secured a ticket to Omaha together with his Olympic crew horse Suppenkasper, with Alice Tarjan and Sarah Tubman vying for locations simply behind him on the leaderboard. Adrienne is 20 factors adrift of Steffen, and would have been hoping to attract degree with him within the rankings with one other qualifier win.
The World Cup qualifier will get below method with 13 mixtures set to contest the grand prix at the moment (9 February). Among the many line-up is Britain’s Susan Pape with Concord’s Eclectisch, in addition to British-based Singaporean duo Caroline Chew and Tribiani.
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