Raised on a small cattle ranch in the state of Washington, Lyle has grown her dressage career from its start in the Young Rider division to heights such as representing the U.S. at the 2012 Olympic Games. Her recent success at the Dressage Festival of Champions held in Gladstone, New Jersey, marks another accomplishment to add to her ever-growing career.
“I have never had three horses qualify for the National Championships, and I was so proud of each horse and the incredible efforts they put in all week,” Lyle said after the show.
On the final day of competition, Lyle’s winning freestyle ride (75.5 percent) on Horizon, a 10-year-old Oldenburg mare owned by Betsy Juliano, brought the pair’s cumulative score high enough to secure the overall U.S. Dressage Intermediate I National Championship. “She put in a flawless test to win the class,” Lyle said. “I loved the harmony and softness of that freestyle.”
Lyle also piloted Salvino, a 2007 Hanoverian stallion owned by Salvino Partners LLC, to the Reserve Champion title in the U.S. Dressage Grand Prix National Championship, as well as first place in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle.
“He had never done a freestyle before and I had no idea how he would handle the environment, but when the music started playing, he totally loved it,” Lyle said. “I personally love the freestyles the best, and it was really fun to see how much Salvino was enjoying it, too!”
Lyle earned another impressive accolade with Salvino by achieving the highest score of the entire Festival of Champions – the Patsy Albers Award for the 76.325 percent that she and Salvino scored in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle.
Lyle also rode Harmony’s Duval, owned by Duval Partners LLC, to a third place finish overall in the Intermediate I Championships. Even with his limited show experience, the nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding showed his talents in the arena. “He marched into that big ring and really stepped up to the plate,” Lyle said. “It gave me goosebumps to feel glimpses of how much more horse there is still in there to develop.”
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“Premier Equestrian makes the absolute best footing available on the market, and that is of the utmost importance to me,” Lyle said. “We invest so much time and money into our horses and we absolutely need to make sure they have footing that will keep them safe, sound, and performing at their best!”
Lyle’s plan for the rest of the summer includes giving her three National Championship athletes a week of “trail riding, fun, and relaxation.” She then plans to take all three to Germany in July to compete in CDIs on the European circuit.
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