Hometown: Wellington, Fla. Birthday: 1/2/1985 Sport/Disciplines: Dressage Olympic Years: 2012, 2020
Born and raised in Whidbey Island, Wash., horses have always been a part of Adrienne Lyle’s life. Beginning in the United States Pony Club, and growing up with only occasional group riding lessons, Lyle first had the opportunity to ride with her future coach and Olympian Debbie McDonald as a working student in 2005.
In 2006, Lyle earned the ride on Wizard, the 1999 Oldenburg gelding, owned by Peggy and Parry Thomas. The combination would move to the Grand Prix level together and win numerous prestigious titles, including the 2008 USEF Young Adult Brentina Cup. In 2012, they represented the U.S. at the Olympics in London, and in 2014 competed at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy.
In 2018, Lyle was selected to her second WEG team with Salvino, Betsy Juliano’s Hanoverian stallion. That year, Lyle and Salvino competed on all three U.S. Dressage Nations Cup teams, helping the U.S. earn gold at FEI Dressage Nations Cup USA, bronze at FEI Dressage Nations Cup The Netherlands, and silver at FEI Dressage Nations Cup Germany.
Lyle had a successful run at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival in 2021, winning the FEI Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special CDI3* at AGDF 1 and the FEI Grand Prix, Grand Prix Special, and Grand Prix Freestyle CDIO3* at AGDF 10 with Harmony’s Duval. With Salvino, she won the FEI Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special CDI4* at AGDF 12. Lyle and Salvino scored personal best scores of 82.413% in the FEI Grand Prix and 81.830% in the FEI Grand Prix Special at the U.S. Dressage Mandatory Observation Event.