Hometown: Greenwich, Conn. Birthday: 5/9/1993 Sport/Disciplines: Jumping
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 started with a gold-medal victory for the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team at the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Wellington CSIO4* in March before she captured two consecutive FEI Jumping World Cup Qualifiers later in the season aboard Bennys Legacy. In 2020, she started the year with a CSI4* win at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla. aboard Just a Gamble before being selected to represent the U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Wellington CSIO4*, where she helped the team secure gold. She piloted both Bennys Legacy and Cristalline to top-five finishes at the 2020 Live Oak International FEI Jumping World Cup Qualifier CSI4*-W competition in Ocala, Fla. and amassed multiple top-five placings in international competitions throughout the year. So far in 2021, Sternlicht has secured several top placings aboard Benny’s Legacy, including a second-place finish in the $137,000 Wellington Regional Medical Center Grand Prix in Wellington, Fla., and continued to produce top international results with both Cristalline and Just a Gamble.