Belinda Trussell & Carlucci Win Ottawa CDI1* Intermediate 1 Pan American Games Qualifier
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OTTAWA, Ontario, May 18, 2019–Olympic rider Belinda Trussell and Carlucci won the Intermediate 1 Saturday in the first victory for the pair in their campaign to go to the Pan American Games at the end of July.
Belinda and thr 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding scored 73.333% for the win with Lindsay Kellock on Floratina second on 72.5495 and Tina Irwin on Laurencio third on 72.157%.
Belinda, who rode for Canada at the 2004 and 2016 Olympics, four World Equestrian Games as well as the silver medal team at the 2015 Pan Ams, did not compete Carlucci in 2018 but returned to the Florida circuit this year to seek a place on the Pan Am team.
The Int. 1 completed qualifying requirements for most combinations seeking consideration for Canada’s team of mixed Big and Small Tour horses and riders for the Pan Ams in Lima, Peru. A qualifying competition was were required after April 1 and following the winter circuits in Florida and California for combinations seeking to be on the team that will aim to earn of two places in Lima to start at the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.
Canada has not yet announced a decision on the makeup of the Pan Am team, but it must include one Grand Prix pair to gain an Olympic berth.
|CDI1* Intermediate 1|
|E: Lopes – POR||C: Prain – FRA||M: Bouwhuis – CAN|
|Kellock, Lindsay||CAN||Final Cut||66.471||73.676||68.088||69.412|
|Ishoy, Kahla||CAN||San Remo||68.235||68.824||67.059||68.039|
|Strasser, Evi||CAN||Story Tyme||66.471||65.882||67.941||66.765|
|Fortmuller, Pia Virginia||CAN||First Connection||64.118||63.529||66.029||64.559|
|Yarur, Virginia||CHI||E Rava||65.206||62.706||61.824||63.245|