Belinda Trussell & Anton Win Ottawa CDI3* Grand Prix Special, Strong Result by Megan Lane on Caravella

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Megan Lane on Caravella. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Megan Lane on Caravella. File photo. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

OTTAWA, Ontario, May 21, 2016–Belinda Trussell and Anton won the Ottawa Dressage Festival CDI3* Grand Prix Special Saturday that pretty much assured the pair a start at the summer Olympics Games but the best Special score of the year for Megan Lane on Caravella might have put the pair into contention for the second slot.

Belinda and the 16-year-old Sachs gelding scored 74.882 per cent following their personal best Grand Prix result of 73.780 per cent Friday.

The duo that has competed at Grand Prix for seven years, including the 2010 and 2014 World Games, earned an individual start for Canada at the summer Olympics as the highest placed Big Tour pair at the Pan American Games after the United States that took gold and the single team slot.

Megan Lane on Caravella, also on Canada’s 2014 World Games, placed second on a score of 72.412 per cent that was their highest Grand Prix Special result in the Olympic qualifying period that began Jan. 1 and runs through July 4. Megan and the 15-year-old KWPN mare gained the country’s second individual start by finishing atop the rankings for the geographic group that includes Canada.

Chris von Martels and Divertimento, the 14-year-old Westfalen gelding that he began competing just four months ago scored 70.392 per cent for third place.

With just over five weeks to go to the deadline to qualify for one of the two individual Olympic spots available to Canada, the race has tightened up. Opportunities in Canada to raise overall scores are limited and some riders–Chris von Martels has indicated he is one–will go to Europe to compete.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix Special
E: Clarke – GBR H: Nivelle – GER C: Whitham – CAN M: Ebert – GER B: Tubman – CAN
Rider Ctzn Horse E . H . C . M . B . T Pl.
Trussell, Belinda CAN Anton 74.706 75.784 76.078 74.216 73.627 74.882 1
Lane, Megan CAN Caravella 71.961 71.863 73.529 72.157 72.549 72.412 2
Von Martels, Chris CAN Divertimento 71.373 68.725 70.588 70.980 70.294 70.392 3
Fraser, Brittany CAN All In 69.216 68.431 68.627 67.941 67.745 68.392 4
Irving, J. CAN Degas 12 66.961 66.078 65.686 67.255 66.667 66.529 5
Steacie, Elizabeth CAN Callahan 62.941 59.804 61.569 61.373 60.098 61.157 6