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.