Rider Spotlight: Adrienne Sternlicht

Jan 2, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Can you believe we are finally 1 WEEK away from the 2019 season?! To finish out our final countdown we caught up with USA rider, Adrienne Sternlicht! She’s had a BIG year competing around the world, at the World Equestrian Games, and more. Hear about her favorite things at WEF, her new horses, and advice for young riders below…

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Photo courtesy of White Fence Equine Photography

 

How was your 2018 show year after WEF?

I would say my best moment in 2018 was probably my finish as an individual at WEG, which may be surprising to people given that we won a gold medal as a team, but I thought that I performed the best on Sunday – it was the most relaxed I’ve ever been jumping the biggest fences I’ve ever jumped in my life, so that was a really special moment for me.

 

What’s your favorite thing about WEF? 

My favorite part about showing at WEF as a professional is being able to have some work-life balance. I often go home for lunch during the day – I like to cook a lot – so that’s really nice, and just being able to establish a routine, too. It’s hard sometimes being on the road so much to get into a good routine, and I really enjoy that. Also, I love being in such close proximity to my horses everyday – there’s nothing that compares.

 

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What class/division do you most look forward to? 

The Saturday Night Grand Prixs! There’s always something special about Saturday nights, and I love jumping at night.

 

Are you bringing any up-and-coming horses with you this season?

Pembroke will get going again, and I’m also very excited about my new six year-old stallion. I’ll be developing him in the seven-year-old division, and he’s quite far along for his age, so we’ll see where he ends up.

 

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Photo courtesy of White Fence Equine Photography

 

What is your advice for a first-timer at WEF?

I would say be patient. I think it’s very easy to see what other people are doing and kind of be in a rush to jump bigger classes. But, WEF is an amazing circuit for growth as a rider and developing that comfort level with a horse, because we do have familiarity with the venue.

 

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Photo courtesy of Liza Goodlett/ESP

 

Thanks Adrienne, and congrats on all of your accomplishments in 2018. We can’t wait for you to join us at WEF 2019! 

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