Belinda Trussell & Tattoo Win Cedar Valley CDI3* Grand Prix

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Belinda Trussell and Tattoo. File photo. © 2017 SusanJStickle.com

CEDAR VALLEY, Ontario, June 16, 2017–Canada’s double Olympic rider Belinda Trussell rode Tattoo to victory in the Kawartha Lakes CDI3* Grand Prix Friday in only the third Big Tour competition for the partnership.

Belinda and the 14-year-old Westfalen gelding (Tuareg x Ramiro’s Son) scored 69.880 per cent in the third straight win in five Grand Prix starts for the partnership beginning with Tryon, North Carolina two months ago.

Jacqueline Brooks and D Niro were second on 66.360 per cent well into the sixth years at CDI Grand Prix for the popular gray Swedish Warmblood gelding now 18 years old. The pair list the 2012 Olympics and the 2013 World Cup Final on their resume.

Elizabeth Steacie and Callahan were third on 64.560 per cent.

Results:

CDI3* Grand Prix
E: Clarke – H: Milanese – C: Whitham – M: Lopes – B: Minor –
Rider Nat. Horse E . H . C . M . B . T Pl.
Trussell, Belinda CAN Tattoo 15 71.200 69.000 70.700 68.700 69.800 69.880 1
Brooks, Jacqueline CAN D Niro 66.300 65.100 67.800 65.000 67.600 66.360 2
Steacie, Elizabeth CAN Callahan 66.300 64.000 64.200 62.800 65.500 64.560 3
Crawford, Eiren CAN Warello 63.900 64.400 65.900 60.800 60.500 63.100 4
Mortimer, Esther GUA Diamond Geezer 62.700 61.000 59.400 60.800 59.400 60.660 5