In 2018, the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team utilized Chef d'Equipe Robert Ridland’s successful team formula featuring three senior and two under 25-team members, 16 under 25 athletes, contributing to U.S. Show Jumping’s 2017 success. In 2018, the NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team earned a spot in the 2018 FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final, but their first mission is to earn Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualification at the WEG.
Hometown: Greenwich, Conn.
Adrienne Sternlicht moved through the pony and junior hunter divisions to turn into a serious competitor on the international grand prix circuit. Although her first passion was riding, she took a break during high school and returned while attending Brown University. In 2016, Sternlicht began her partnership with Cristalline and started to train with U.S. Olympic double gold medalist McLain Ward.
In May 2017, Sternlicht made her Nations Cup debut with Cristalline at the FEI Nations Cup™ CSIO4* Coapexpan in Mexico, where they helped the U.S. team win the silver medal. Since then, she has been a member of several Nations Cup teams and collected numerous individual top placings, resulting in her selection to the WEG 2018 NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team Short List. Following her selection to the short list, she placed second in the $250,000 Sapphire Grand Prix Of Devon, won a CSI5* class during Knokke Hippique, and was part of the U.S. team for FEI Jumping Nations Cup Ireland, where she placed fourth in the Longines International Grand Prix of Ireland.
Named to the WEG Tryon 2018 team, she and Cristalline aided the U.S. team in their historic victory over Sweden, bringing home the gold medal for the U.S. for the first time in 36 years.
Her 2019 season kicked off with a gold-medal win with the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team at the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Wellington CSIO4* in March.