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Adrienne Lyle (b. 1985), Olympian

USA Dressage Rider, Horse Trainer, Equestrian Athlete

 

Last updated 2/1/2019 at 1:12pm

K.B. Schaller

Cherokee Nation citizen Adrienne Lyle was born in Coupeville, Washington. She was reared on Whidbey Island, Washington on a small cattle ranch.

In 2005 Lyle worked part-time with highly successful dressage rider Debbie McDonald at Peggy and Parry Thomas' River Grove Farm (Idaho). In 2006, Lyle advanced to fulltime assistant trainer. That was when she "met" Wizard, a 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding by Weltmeyer purchased in the Netherlands as a five-year-old.

At the River Grove Farm Lyle acquired the polish and expertise to compete in dressage. This sport involves a rider's guiding a horse t...



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