Belinda Trussell & Anton Post Personal Best to Win Ottawa CDI3* Grand Prix, Chris von Martels & Divertimento 2nd

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Belinda Trussell and Anton. File photo. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Belinda Trussell and Anton. File photo. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

OTTAWA, Ontario, May 20, 2016–Belinda Trussell and Anton logged a personal best score to win the Ottawa Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Friday to increase their lead for a start at the summer Olympics Games while Chris von Martels on Divertimento broke 70 per cent for the first time in a Grand Prix to strengthen the pair chances of filling Canada’s second slot.

Belinda and Anton, a 16-year-old Sachs gelding, posted a winning score of 73.780 per cent, that upped the total that has the pair atop Canada’s Olympic standings based on best Grand Prix and Special results.

Belinda and Anton, partnered at Grand Chris for seven years, rode on Canada’s teams at the 2010 and 2014 World Games and at last year’s Pan American Games earned an individual start for her country at Rio de Janeiro in August.

Chris von Martels and the 14-year-old Westfalen gelding that he began competing just four months ago scored 70.120 per cent for second place while Megan Lane on Caravella, also on Canada;s 2014 World Games, team were third on 69.920 per cent.

Chris von Martels, Canadian Equestrian Athlete of 2015, came to an arrangement with Swedish owner Lövsta Stuteri to campaign Divertimento that had been trained and competed by six-time Olympian Tinne VilhelmsonSilfvén.

With just over five weeks to go to the July 4 deadline to qualify for one of the two individual Olympic spots available to Canada, the race is tight for the second start with Chris and Divertimento, Karen Pavicic and Don Daiquiri and Megan and Caravella bunched on 69-plus.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix
E: Whitham – CAN H: Tubman – CAN C: Clarke – UK M: Nivelle – GER B: Ebert – GER
RIDER Nat. HORSE E . H . C . M . B . T Pl.
Trussell, Belinda CAN Anton 75.200 72.100 74.200 73.800 73.600 73.780 1
Von Martels, Chris CAN Divertimento 71.400 72.700 69.800 68.700 68.000 70.120 2
Lane, Megan CAN Caravella 69.900 68.700 70.100 70.000 70.900 69.920 3
Holzer, Ashley CAN Arthur 69.800 68.600 69.600 66.600 67.100 68.340 4
Fraser, Brittany CAN All In 69.900 67.200 67.500 68.500 68.500 68.320 5
Lane, Megan CAN San D’Or 70.000 68.700 68.600 66.200 65.700 67.840 6
Irving, J. CAN Degas 12 64.900 67.500 66.600 69.700 67.900 67.320
Brooks, Jacqueline CAN D Niro 65.700 68.700 66.500 65.800 65.100 66.360
Mortimer, Esther GUA Diamond Geezer 66.000 63.500 65.500 64.400 64.200 64.720
Steacie, Elizabeth CAN Callahan 60.300 59.500 61.700 60.700 60.800 60.600
Peirce, Julia CAN Zimbro 58.900 57.400 59.600 58.400 59.900 58.840