Trussell and Anton Continue Dominance in Large Tour Competition at AGDF

Belinda Trussell (CAN) and Anton secured another victory at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) today, continuing their consistent showing on the winter circuit this season and solidifying themselves as one of Canada’s strongest Large Tour combinations. The pair earned a personal best score in the Palm Beach Dressage Derby FEI Grand Prix Special CDI-W presented by Today’s Equestrian and Diane and George Fellows, on a score of 75.529%. Arlene “Tuny” Page (USA) finished in second place aboard Woodstock with a 73.431%, while Laura Tomlinson (GBR) and Rosalie B captured third place with a 72.078%.

Trussell and Anton have demonstrated the value of experience and tenured partnership this season, which has been reflective in their scores, achieving a personal best score in the FEI Grand Prix Special of 75.529% on Sunday.

“His highlight is his piaffe and his passage is really good too. His transitions in and out are very easy for him,” commented Trussell. “I have to say, his consistency (is a strength). He’s a really solid competitor, and it’s such a great feeling as a rider. You have that confidence going into the ring that your horse knows his job well.”

“He also was so relaxed and with me. That was a great feeling,” she continued.

After their performance at the FEI CDI 5* at AGDF a few weeks ago, Trussell found assurance in the pair’s ability to overcome adversity. Anton looked as poised as ever in the Global International Ring this afternoon and seemed to grow even more poised in the arena after their preparations at home.