Trussell Takes Second Victory in WEF Dressage Classic Grand Prix Freestyle

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Wellington, FL – At the WEF Dressage Classic, the FEI Grand Prix Freestyle CDI 3* ran under the lights in the International Arena. It was Canada’s Belinda Trussell and Anton, owned by Robyn Eames, who took their second victory of the show with a score of 73.900% in their very first freestyle together. Todd Flettrich (USA) and Otto, owned by Cherry Knoll Farm, were second with a solid score of 73.000%, while Jacqueline Brooks (CAN) and Balmoral, owned by Mary and Eric Brooks and John and Anne Welch, were third with a score of 71.550%. More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Email* SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Trussell, who is from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, rode Anton for the first time under the lights and in their first freestyle tonight. She beamed afterwards, “Considering all of that, I’m thrilled. I’m thrilled with the score and the placing; it’s fantastic.”Trussell and Anton, a 10-year-old Saxony gelding by Antaeus xx Melit, performed to a freestyle choreographed by Tamara Williamson to the music of “Riverdance.” She commented, “It’s fun and I like it. It’s really upbeat, and I want to get the crowd involved in the kur, so that it’s exciting and you can’t wait for the next movement. I hope that that’s what it portrayed. It is really fun to ride to the music.”With her two wins this week and strong scores, Trussell is a solid competitor for Canada’s dressage team. She said of her wins, “It’s a huge accomplishment for me personally, to be in Florida for the first time and on this young horse. It’s so exciting. It’s something that you work so hard for, for so long. It’s a wonderful feeling, like you’re on a cloud.” Horse Sport Enews For full results and more information, please visit www.shownet.biz or www.equestriansport.com.Final Results: WEF Dressage Classic, CDI 3* – Grand Prix FreestyleJudge E – Fore, Judge H – Christensen, Judge C – Clarke, Judge M – Foy, Judge B – Van DaelePlace. Horse, Rider (Rider NF): Judge E%, Judge H%, Judge C%, Judge M%, Judge B%, Score, Final %1. Anton, Belinda Trussell (CAN): 73.750, 75.250, 76.000, 73.500, 71.000, 1478, 73.9002. Otto, Todd Flettrich (USA): 72.500, 72.000, 74.750, 72.000, 73.750, 1460, 73.0003. Balmoral, Jacqueline Brooks (CAN): 70.500, 71.250, 73.500, 70.000, 72.500, 1431, 71.5504. Don Angelo, Michelle Gibson (USA): 68.250, 67.500, 69.500, 70.500, 68.750, 1378, 68.9005. Ayscha, Shannon Dueck (CAN): 69.000, 68.000, 69.500, 70.750, 67.000, 1377, 68.8506. Proton, Victoria Winters (CAN): 67.000, 66.250, 70.250, 69.250, 70.250, 1372, 68.6007. Pikardi, Bonny Bonnello, (CAN): 67.500, 68.250, 69.000, 69.000, 67.500, 1365, 68.2507. Dover, Jaimey Irwin (CAN): 67.250, 69.250, 70.750, 67.000, 67.000, 1365, 68.2509. Juli Sherif, Sharon McCusker (USA): 68.500, 69.000, 67.500, 67.500, 67.250, 1359, 67.95010. Naomi, Chris Von Martels (CAN): 67.500, 69.750, 69.250, 67.250, 65.000, 1355, 67.750last_img read more