America’s Roxanne Trunnell on Dolton Post World Record Individual Para Score at Wellington CPEDI3*

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Roxanne Trunnell on Dolton at the Wellington CPEDI3*. © 2021 SusanJStickle.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 13, 2021–America’s Roxanne Trunnell on Dolton posted a world record individual para dressage score of 83.334% in the CPEDI3* at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center’s Global grounds under the lights Saturday night.

Roxanne, 35 years old of Royal Palm Beach, a neighboring community to Wellington, posted  the score on the nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding in the individual championship Grade I. Marco Orsini of Germany awarded 83.929% with Adrienne Pot of the U.S. marking 83.393% and Carlos Lopes of Portugal 82.679%.

Ranked world No. 1 para dressage rider on Dolton since the beginning of 2020, she is pursuing a start at the Paralympics in Tokyo Aug. 24-Sept. 5 that would be her second Games, having competed at Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Her coach is Andrea Woodard, who rides for the United States but formerly for Denmark.

Multi Olympian Sophie Christiansen of Great Britain logged 83.765% in the para team test for the highest non-freestyle result.

Roxanne, originally from the Tri Cities of Washington, has been partnered with Dolton for four years, describing the black gelding as “a great horse.”

“We bonded when he was a young horse and he has gotten stronger since then,” she said.

Roxanne’s first championships was on Nice Touch at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy. Four years later, she and Dolton competed at the WEG in Tryon.

Since then, the pair have won  17 of their 18 starts in international level events.