Biography

About Adrienne Lyle

Adrienne’s love of horses started early in life, on her family farm on Whidbey Island, Washington. Originally being introduced to dressage through 3-day Eventing, Adrienne decided to focus solely on dressage in her early teens, and eventually went on to seek training with Debbie McDonald, and has been working with Debbie for the past 12 years now. Career highlights include representing the USA in the 2012 London Olympics and the 2014 World Equestrian Games. Adrienne and the McDonald’s have partnered together to run their training business, “River Grove Equestrian LLC”.

Career Highlights

2018

  • Individual and Team  Gold Medalist at the Wellington CDIO Nations Cup, on Salvino
  • First Place Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special at Wellington CDI-W
  • First Place Grand Prix Special Wellington CDI 5-star
  • Multiple top finishes in CDI Grand Prix with Horizon
  • Double wins at national Grand Prix on Harmony’s Duval at Tryon
    • Currently nationally ranked #2 Grand Prix horse in the United States, with Salvino, and selected to go to Europe as part of the USA squad for World Equestrian Games selection

2017

  • Member of Silver medal team at CHIO Aachen, Germany in the Nations Cup competition
  • Reserve national champion Grand Prix horse on Salvino
  • National Champion int-1 horse on Horizon
  • 3rd Place National Int-1 on Harmony’s Duval
    • Multiple wins and top placings at CDI small tour shows in Florida on Horizon and Harmony’s Duval

2016

  • USDF Horse of the Year PSG on Horizon
  •  USEF Developing Horse PSG Champion on Horizon

2014

  • Member of 4th place team USA at World Equestrian Games
  • 1st Place CDI-W West Palm Beach FL
  •  1st Place Grand Prix Special CDI4*
  • Team and Individual Gold Medal at the CDI-O Nations Cup in Wellington FL
  • 1st place Grand Prix Freestyle, CDI-W Wellington FL
  • 1st place in Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special at CDI 5* in Wellington FL
  • Top 10 finish in Grand Prix Freestyle at CDI-O in Aachen Germany
  •  Champion Grand Prix Oldenburg Horse, North American Division

2012

  • Member of team USA at London Olympic Games.
  •  USEF Dressage Festival of Champions
    • Olympic Grand Prix Special:  74.889%
    • Grand Prix, Friday 73.298%
    • Grand Prix Special 72.6%
  • Del Mar National, Del Mar, CA. 1st place in Grand Prix
  • CDI 5* West Palm Beach
  • 1st place in Grand Prix Freestyle at CDI 5* West Palm Beach
  • 4th place in Grand Prix at CDI World Dressage Masters
  • 1st place in Grand Prix Special at CDI World Dressage Masters
  • 1st place in Grand Prix (73.7%) at CDN Gold Coast Opener
  • 1st place in Grand Prix at CDI Estes Park
  • 1st place  in Grand Prix Special at CDI Estes Park
  • 1st place in Grand Prix Freestyle at CDI Saugerties
  • 1st place in Grand Prix at CDI Devon
  •  Champion Grand Prix Oldenburg Horse, North American Division with Wizard
  • Reserve Champion Grand Prix Dressage Horse of the Year Award with Wizard

2010

  • 1st place Grand Prix at CDI Thermal, with Felix
  • 1st place Grand Prix Special at CDI Thermal, Felix
  • 1st place Grand Prix Freestyle at CDI Thermal, Wizard
  • 2nd place Grand Prix at CDI Dressage Affaire, Wizard
  • 2nd place Grand Prix Special at CDI Dressage Affaire
  • Competed in Germany, in CDI’s Hagen & Munich

2009

  • American Hanoverian Society Grand Prix Horse of the Year with Felix
  • USEF 2nd level Horse of the Year, with “Argentinia”
  • Selected as test rider for FEI World Cup in Las Vegas
  • 1st place in Freestyle at USEF National Grand Prix Championships, with Wizard
  • 3rd place overall at 2009 USEF National Grand Prix Championships on Wizard
  • 5th place overall at 2009 USEF National Grand Prix Championships on Felix

2008

  • Young Adult Grand Prix Champion at USEF National Championships with Wizard
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