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Premier Equestrian Congratulates Team USA Dressage Riders on World Equestrian Games Silver Medal

Premier Equestrian Congratulates Team USA Dressage Riders on World Equestrian Games Silver Medal

WEG Team USA riders Kasey Perry Glass, Laura Graves, Adrienne Lyle and Steffen Peters. (Photo courtesy of Kasey Perry Glass)
Tryon, NC (September 27, 2018) – Four horse and rider combinations of varying ages and experiences made up the outstanding Dutta Corporation US Dressage Team for the World Equestrian Games. Premier Equestrian athletes Laura Graves and her own Verdades, Steffen Peters on Four Wind Farm’s, Supenkasper, Adrienne Lyle on Betsy Juliano LLC’s, Salvino, and Premier Equestrian Winner Kasey Perry Glass on Diane Perry’s, Goeklintgaards Dublet. The games where held September 11-23 at the beautiful Tryon International Equestrian Center, in Tryon, North Carolina.

The incredible team of riders who are coached by Robert Dover, and Premier Equestrian Debbie McDonald secured a team Silver medal and their spot at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. With a final team score of 233.229 percent the Americans proved they are force to be reckoned with, and all four made into the next phase of individual competition. “I’m really proud of what we, as a team were able to accomplish here.” Said Graves, who went on to win the highest placing at a world championships for the US, taking a second silver in the Grand Prix Special.

Just as Grand Prix riders study, practice, and perfect their skills in the saddle, Premier Equestrian takes no short cuts in creating world-class footing surfaces. Premier Equestrian prioritizes the health and safety of equine athletes and has been studying how arena surfaces impact equine biomechanics for over a decade. All Premier Equestrian’s premium-grade footing materials are expertly developed and thoroughly tested to assure consistency and superior quality. The company also offers free consultations and sand analysis reports so riders of all levels can create the perfect combination of materials for optimum riding surfaces. For more information on Premier Equestrian, or to request a free catalog, a free arena-footing sample or sand analysis, please call 801-446-1857or-visit www.PremierEquestrian.com.

Premier Equestrian Adrienne Lyle Excels at The Dutta Corp US Dressage Festival of Champions

Premier Equestrian Adrienne Lyle Excels at The Dutta Corp US Dressage Festival of Champions

Adrienne Lyle Excels at the Dutta Corp US Dressage Festival of Champions

Premier Equestrian Adrienne Lyle claimed numerous victories at The Dutta Corp U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions (Photo courtesy of www.SocialCircuitEquine.com)

Gladstone, NJ (May 31, 2017) – Internationally competitive dressage rider Adrienne Lyle – dubbed a “Premier Equestrian” by leading arena footing, dressage arena, and horse jump company Premier Equestrian – demonstrated her premier status at The Dutta Corp U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions this past weekend. Lyle, the only rider to compete on three different horses in the Festival of Champions, rode away with the overall title of U.S. Dressage Intermediate I National Champion, the Patsy Albers Award, and several other victories. Premier Equestrian is thrilled to congratulate Lyle for her accomplishments.

Raised on a small cattle ranch in the state of Washington, Lyle has grown her dressage career from its start in the Young Rider division to heights such as representing the U.S. at the 2012 Olympic Games. Her recent success at the Dressage Festival of Champions held in Gladstone, New Jersey, marks another accomplishment to add to her ever-growing career.

“I have never had three horses qualify for the National Championships, and I was so proud of each horse and the incredible efforts they put in all week,” Lyle said after the show.

On the final day of competition, Lyle’s winning freestyle ride (75.5 percent) on Horizon, a 10-year-old Oldenburg mare owned by Betsy Juliano, brought the pair’s cumulative score high enough to secure the overall U.S. Dressage Intermediate I National Championship. “She put in a flawless test to win the class,” Lyle said. “I loved the harmony and softness of that freestyle.”

Lyle also piloted Salvino, a 2007 Hanoverian stallion owned by Salvino Partners LLC, to the Reserve Champion title in the U.S. Dressage Grand Prix National Championship, as well as first place in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle.

“He had never done a freestyle before and I had no idea how he would handle the environment, but when the music started playing, he totally loved it,” Lyle said. “I personally love the freestyles the best, and it was really fun to see how much Salvino was enjoying it, too!”

Lyle earned another impressive accolade with Salvino by achieving the highest score of the entire Festival of Champions – the Patsy Albers Award for the 76.325 percent that she and Salvino scored in the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle.

Lyle also rode Harmony’s Duval, owned by Duval Partners LLC, to a third place finish overall in the Intermediate I Championships. Even with his limited show experience, the nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding showed his talents in the arena. “He marched into that big ring and really stepped up to the plate,” Lyle said. “It gave me goosebumps to feel glimpses of how much more horse there is still in there to develop.”

Premier Equestrian applauds its sponsored rider Lyle for displaying the company’s standard for excellence at The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. As the Official Footing Supplier of the US Equestrian, Premier Equestrian’s indoor and outdoor arena footing has been developed with equine biomechanics, performance, and injury prevention in mind. Backed by research, Premier Equestrian footing products help keep Lyle’s dressage horses safe and performing to their best ability.

“Premier Equestrian makes the absolute best footing available on the market, and that is of the utmost importance to me,” Lyle said. “We invest so much time and money into our horses and we absolutely need to make sure they have footing that will keep them safe, sound, and performing at their best!”

Lyle’s plan for the rest of the summer includes giving her three National Championship athletes a week of “trail riding, fun, and relaxation.” She then plans to take all three to Germany in July to compete in CDIs on the European circuit.

For more information about Premier Equestrian’s products and “Premier Equestrians” like Adrienne Lyle, or to request a free catalog, a free arena footing sample, or a free arena sand analysis, please call 800-611-6109 or visit www.PremierEquestrian.com.

Staying High and Dry through Wellington, Florida Flooding is Easy for Premier Equestrians

Wellington, Florida (February 15, 2016)– With continuous severe weather warnings and heavy rain, the equestrian haven of Wellington, Florida, has been turned upside down amidst the elite winter competition season. Competitions have seen delays and cancellations, and horses and riders have had to stay indoors throughout severe weather such as the area has not seen during winter months for the past 30 years. Equestrians from all disciplines have found themselves surrounded by the ever-rising water, and limited from their competition plans in the meantime. However, some wise equestrians have outfitted their farms with an elite arena system that allows them to continue riding and training as normal, even through disastrous weather.

Olympic dressage riders Debbie McDonald and Adrienne Lyle, who are currently based out of TYL Farm owned by Kylee Lourie in Wellington, Florida, are amongst a select few whose horses have the luxury of staying high and dry—turned out and continuing with their normal daily schedules. This is because their paddocks are outfitted with the elite OTTO Sport Paddock Mat System. Premier Equestrian, a leading industry innovator in arena footing and supporter of prominent equestrians such as McDonald and Lyle, is the exclusive North American distributor of the German based OTTO Sport-und Reiplatz GmbH. With a little strategic planning and the OTTO Sport Paddock Mat system from Premier Equestrian, McDonald and Lyle’s training facility continues to function smoothly with riders and horses out and about on the Premier Equestrian and OTTO Sport Paddock Mat system.

The OTTO Sport system is based on its Perforated Mats that can be outfitted beneath riding arenas and paddocks, such as the paddocks at TYL Farm. The OTTO Sport Perforated Mat System provides maximum drainage, concussion mitigation, stability for horse and rider, and a proper and durable separation of footing and substructure. Drainage holes in the mat remove excess water quickly, making the arena useable immediately after persistent rain. Built-in reservoirs hold enough water to rehydrate the footing later. These features make the OTTO Sport Perforated Mat System universally suited for any arena or farm in the world, and crucial in times of extreme weather.

“OTTO Sport offers a system of drainage, concussion relief, biomechanics benefits, and longevity,” said Heidi Zorn, President of Premier Equestrian. “The OTTO Sport system is a proven product that has been around for over 30 years. Many riding and equestrian surfaces are still standing and performing as well as they did the first day the system was installed 30 years ago.” This is why several “Premier Equestrians,” riders like McDonald and Lyle who are dedicated to the development and preservation of horse sport, have chosen to put the OTTO Sport Paddock Mat system under their winning horses’ hooves.

Fellow dressage icon and Olympian Steffen Peters is also keenly aware of the importance of selecting a proper arena system for his training facility Arroyo Del Mar in California. Recently, one of the strongest El Niño weather systems on record pummeled California, leaving devastating conditions for equestrians with the excess of flooding in paddocks and riding rings. Paying close attention to warnings of this year’s El Niño series of harsh storms and heavy rain, Peters sought out the Premier Equestrian and OTTO Sport arena system for himself and his wife (USDF Gold Medalist Shannon Peters)’s facility.

Peters believes that the advanced OTTO Sport arena system is essential, and his arena proved its worth throughout the series of intense El Niño storms. Peters’ team continued to train while the majority of California’s equestrian population without the arena system saw themselves virtually stall bound.

Today, the Wellington equestrian community is seeing those very same effects— and like Peters, McDonald and Lyle are glad to have taken the precaution of installing the Premier Equestrian and OTTO Sport Perforated Mats and arena systems prior to the winter competition season.

For more information on Premier Equestrian and the OTTO Sport Perforated Mats and arena system, visit www.PremierEquestrian.com or call 800-611-6109.

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