The USA’s top-ranked dressage mixture, Adrienne Lyle and Salvino, have been compelled 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, had been members of the US workforce who gained silver on the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. Additionally they completed sixth individually on the World Dressage Championships in 2022.
They’ve proved to be on high kind all through the 2022/23 World Cup season to date, 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 Competition would have secured them a spot on the World Cup Ultimate, 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 need to push him to go immediately,” stated Adrienne.
“His welfare is at all times our high precedence, so we will probably be packing up our tackroom set-up and heading house, however we want the most effective of luck to all the opposite opponents and will probably 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 yet one more qualifier earlier than the ultimate, at Wellington in March.
The present league chief is Steffen Peters, who appears to be like to have secured a ticket to Omaha together with his Olympic workforce 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 beneath method with 13 mixtures set to contest the grand prix immediately (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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