Thursday, May 31, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Adrienne Lyle & Wizard Freestyle Dressage - CDI Palm Beach, FL
Adrienne Lyle "Homegrown in the west, hard work and dedication rises to the top"
I was born and raised on Whidbey Island, Washington, on a small cattle farm. My love from horses goes back as far as I can remember. They were always a part of my life- they were always my only passion in life. From the time I was young, we always had several ponies and farm horses around, so I spent my days riding around the trails and on the beaches. I remember heading out early every morning, with a sack lunch packed and a group of friends, and riding our horses all day long and well into the night. Often times, even that wasn’t enough, and we would routinely sneak out of the house in the middle of the night and go for bareback “moonlight rides” up into the big hay field or down to the beach.
I originally started out riding western. I enjoyed trail riding and western gaming. Then I switched to English when I joined our local chapter of the United States Pony Club at age 7. I remember showing up for my first dressage lesson with a western saddle on my fat little pony. J I competed in Eventing for several years, as well as Pony Club Mounted Games, but I soon became fascinated with dressage. I would often get “problem horses” given to me to train and I found that, no matter what discipline the horses competed in, they all improved dramatically through dressage work. I began competing at lower level dressage shows around age 13.
Championships at Paxton Farms, as a member of the United States Pony Club dressage team. I then was able to sell my Thorougbred mare, and I bought a Swedish Warmblood gelding named “Miguel”. With Miguel, we were members of the silver medal team at the 2002 “Cosequin” Junior Dressage Championships, and a member of the bronze medal Region 6 team at the 2004 North American Young Rider’s Championships.
As a small child, Adrienne Lyle visited River Grove Farm in Hailey, Idaho, to watch a horse show. Adrienne Lyle's memories of the trip to the home base of future Olympic dressage rider Debbie McDonald are a little hazy, but one experience there made a permanent impression. Lyle's experiences with dressage rider Debbie McDonald have changed her life forever.
“I remember being led into the ring on the back of a big, beautiful warmblood, and it was all over after that,” says Adrienne Lyle, recalling that she’d been put on the horse for an awards presentation because “everyone knew what a horse-crazy little girl I was. Lyle was excited to be working with Olympic dressage rider Debbie McDonald. In the summer of 2005, I came to River Grove Farm and Debbie McDonald. At the time I was attending Washington State University, studying Animal Science and Business. After being a working student for the summer, I was offered a full time job at Parry and Peggy Thomas’s River Grove Farm, as part of the River Grove Farm team.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Maria Beatriz Hernandez and Bravo Take Home Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award During GCDA Finale I
Wellington, FL (May 2, 2012) – Maria Beatriz Hernandez rode Bravo in the Training Level division during the GCDA Finale I, and her positive attitude and sportsmanlike conduct in the arena earned her the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award. Sponsored by Premier to recognize good sports on the Florida dressage circuit, Sportsmanship Award winners are presented with a $100 gift certificate to Premier Equestrian, a leading supplier of dressage arenas, horse jumps, arena footing and stable accessories.
Premier Equestrian Gives Dressage Riders A Hand, And A Pair of Roeckl Gloves, By Sponsoring Sportsmanship AwardWellington, FL (January 25, 2011) Premier Equestrian, a leading supplier of dressage arenas, horse jumps and stable accessories, will be giving a hand to good sportsmen and women taking part in the South Florida winter dressage shows by sponsoring a new award, the Premier Sportsmanship Award. The winners of the Premier Sportsmanship Award will not only receive the title and a handshake, but will also take home a pair of German-designed Roeckl gloves.
|The Premier Sportsmanship Award will be awarded to a rider who displays a high level of sportsmanship during a show. Whether they win with a smile or lose with a grin, we will be looking for riders who help their fellow horsemen and are, overall, a good sport during the stress of the show day, said Heidi Zorn, President of Premier Equestrian. We are excited to award the winner with a pair of Roeckl gloves, a favorite among dressage riders. Roeckl Gloves, which are available at Premiers website and in their catalog, are available in the Regent Glove, an all leather sports design made from buttery soft leather with an elastic wrist and snap. Considered Roeckls most comfortable schooling glove, they are also great for driving. The Chester is a German-designed synthetic leather glove by Roeckl that combines style and versatility and features a textured palm and Velcro brand closure. Many of us have had that experience at a show where we have seen someone go out of their way to help another competitor . . . those are the riders who make all the difference in the world, especially for the person they helped, Zorn said. We want to honor riders with good sportsmanship skills, because at the end of the day that person makes the world a better place.|
Premier Equestrian is also dedicated to making the horse world a better place, and does so as Americas leading manufacturer and distributor of dressage arenas. Chosen as an official supplier to the World Equestrian Games, Premier Equestrian supplied the dressage arenas for the World Equestrian Games, as well as the dressage warm-up arena, driving arena, driving warm-up arena and the flower boxes and dressage letters. Our products are world-class and they were very well received by the international dressage community at the World Equestrian Games, Zorn said.
Premier is also a leading supplier of arena footing, and has supplied the new Palm Beach Equine Sports Complex, located in Wellington, with ProTexTM footing for their new 220 x 90 covered dressage arena. Premier Equestrian also offers Prostride Horse Arena Footing
Premier Equestrian Recognizes Dressage Sportsmanship On Florida Circuit
Wellington, FL (April 30, 2012) – Premier Equestrian is a strong supporter of the equestrian community and during the Florida winter show season they are honoring riders recognized as “good sports” with the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award. Sponsored by Premier Equestrian LLC, a leading supplier of dressage arenas, horse jumps, arena footing and stable accessories, the Sportsmanship Award winner receives $100 worth of Premier products.
Premier Equestrian, LLC Becomes Platinum Sponsor At The Del Mar National Horse Show
Del Mar, CA (April 13, 2012)– Premier Equestrian, LLC, a leading supplier of dressage arenas, horse jumps, arena footing and stable accessories, is pleased to announce they will be providing the arena footing at the Del Mar Arena at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California. Premier Equestrian will also be a Platinum sponsor of the Del Mar National Horse Show, one of the oldest and more prestigious competitions in the Western United States.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Dressage Festival - Dressage Horse Show
Natalie Pai Wins Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award At Global Dressage Festival National Horse Show II
Wellington, FL (April 9, 2012)– Fourteen year old dressage rider Natalie Pai was all smiles at the Global Dressage Festival National Horse Show II, and thanks to her positive attitude she rode away with the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award at the new state-of-the-art Global Dressage Festival show grounds in Wellington. Premier Equestrian, LLC, a leading supplier of dressage arenas, horse jumps, arena footing and stable accessories, sponsors the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award.