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Gates Mills, Ohio, horse helps United States win silver medal at Tokyo Olympics

Salvino helped the United States take home the silver medal in team dressage.

GATES MILLS, Ohio — A horse from Gates Mills, Ohio, helped the United States take home the silver medal in team dressage at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Ridden by Adrienne Lyle, Salvino was a part of the United State's silver medal-winning team, which placed second behind Germany and one spot ahead of Great Britain on Tuesday. A 14-year-old Hanoverian, Salvino was purchased by Betsy Juliano of Gates Mills, Ohio in 2018 according to Dressage-News.com and had previously helped the United States earn a team silver medal at the FEI World Equestrian Games.

Entering the Tokyo Olympics, Lyle and Salvino had been undefeated in competitions, including the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (Florida) and the Tryon International Equestrian Center (North Carolina), according to ChronOfHorse.com. In June, they qualified for the Tokyo Olympics by placing first at the U.S. Dressage Olympic Shortlist Mandatory Observation Event.

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