Canadian Olympic Rankings as of Mar. 6, compiled by dressage-news.com (UnofficIal)
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Mar. 7, 2016
Belinda Trussell and Anton jumped to the top of the Canadian Olympic rankings after victories in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival World Cup Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special in Wellington, Florida.
Belinda and the 16-year-old Sathu gelding that represented Canada at both the 2010 and 2014 World Games as well as the Pan American Games had an average of 73.380 of their four best Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special scores so far, according to an unofficial tally by dressage-news.com.
Leah Wilson Wilkins on Fabian JS which had led the rankings since the beginning of the year with an average of 72.191 from two scores dropped to second place as Leah stopped competing in the seventh month of her pregnancy.
Success for Belinda and Anton came as world wide Olympic individual qualifying ended, though the pair captured a place for Canada at last summer’s Pan Ams in Toronto.
Equine Canada’s selection criteria provides for the average of the four highest Grand Prix level scores—a minimum of two Grand Prix scores and the other two can be Grand Prix or Grand Prix Special—from the beginning of 2016 to July 4. According to the selection criteria, each submitted score must be 68 per cent or better.
Unofficial standings of Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special results as compiled by dressage-news.com: