Our Incredible WEG 2018 Journey
Tattoo and I are home safely after an incredible journey. Tryon was my 4th WEG and no doubt the most demanding and rewarding one I have ridden in so far. Tattoo has been a complicated, emotional and challenging horse to train to Grand Prix. While he is extremely talented, he does not have a laid back … Read More
Belinda bought Tattoo a present after his win in their GP Special class today. He’s very curious, but not sure about it when it talks!
Saugerties: Carlucci Wow!
More Wow for Carlucci today at Intermediare I: 71.974% and 1st place! Congratulations to owner Barbara Sinclair.
Saugerties: Carlucci in the Prix St. George
Excellent class for Carlucci in the PSG yesterday: 70.088 for 2nd!
Saugerties: Tattoo and Belinda at the Jog
All’s well for the jog on Thursday: Belinda and Tattoo.
Saugerties Day 1
Got everyone settled in at Saugerties: Going for a little graze!
Tattoo Enjoys a Hack!
Belinda and her daughter Sophie going for a hack today: “Tattoo LOVES Penelope. He could not take his eyes off her!”
Canadian Eastern Dressage Championships-Megan Shea
Another hardworking member of the Oakcrest Team, Megan Shea had a fabulous Fall Classics show last weekend with Davero at Training level (scores 74.565 and 76.304) and with K2 at Intermediare (scores 62.292 and 65.347) earning the red ribbon in each class. Outstanding! Leueen Willoughby/HorseAddict.net captured this amazing picture!
Canadian Eastern Dressage Championships-Nicole Ashley
This past weekend we competed at the Canadian Dressage Championships. This is a special mention to my student, Nicole Ashley Folland. We often post about our success, but don’t often talk about the tough days. Nicole had a very tough ride at the Championships on Saturday. Her beautiful horse, Serrano had a completely different idea in … Read More
Canadian Eastern Dressage Championships-Celebration
Here’s Beaujolais celebrating his accomplishments with Team Belinda!
Canadian Eastern Dressage Championships-Beau
Rhegan White said: Proud of my Westfalen Beaujolais v. Bordeaux/Furst Piccolo who scored 78% as a highlight of the weekend to confirm his position as Eastern Canadian Dressage Champion in the Open Training Division! Thank you so much, trainer Belinda Trussell and rider Lynsey Rowan and vet Usha Knabe for helping my boy become the … Read More
Canadian Eastern Dressage Championships-Wow!
What a Weekend! Two horses, Beaujolais and Feng de Lys, one rider Lynsey Rowan, and one trainer, Belinda Trussell all add up to two Canadian Eastern Championships! Photo: Lynsey, Feng, and owner Linda Jodoin.
Canadian Eastern Dressage Championships 2017
Canadian Eastern Dressage Championships 2017
Ontario Championships-Day Two
Saturday — Wow! Lynsey and Beau rock 78.182 in TR-3 for the win, while she and Feng score 71.912 for their second consecutive red ribbon today in 1st lvl-3 test! Photo: Lynsey and Feng in warm-up. Courtesy Leueen Willoughby/HorseAddict.net
Ontario Championships-Day One
At the Ontario Championships today, Lynsey Rowan with Feng de Lys won their 1st lvl-2 class with 74.141 and with Beaujolais placed 2nd in their Tr-2 with 74.615! Nicole Ashley with Serrano H scored 64.551 for 2nd place in their 3rd lvl-2! Congratulations! Photo: HorseAddict.net/Leueen Willoughby; Lynsey and Beau warming up.
Progress not Perfection
We love reading and sharing Leueen Willoughby’s fun and instructive HorseAddict.net blog posts about her lessons with Belinda! Enjoy this post (and the video) from a couple of weeks ago. Photo: Connie Gee
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Cornerstone Farms Summer Classic
So excited! Belinda and Carlucci win the open PSG at the Cornerstone Farms Summer Classic Dressage show 25 August at Caledon Equestrian Park with a 72.434! Barbara Sinclair is the owner of this wonderful horse! (Picture above by Cealy Tetley taken earlier this year.)
Cornerstone Summer Classic
Here with Tattoo at Caledon Equestrian Park 25 August with #ParamountSaddlery. Paramount Saddlery said: Chilly but beautiful morning at Palgrave with Belinda Trussell Dressage and Tattoo. 😊🐴💞 #teamparamount #belindatrussell #dressage #paramountsaddlery #canadianmade
The Intelligently Fearless Rider
Another fascinating blog about training from HorseAddict Leueen, featuring Team Belinda’s own Lynsey Rowan and Oakcrest Farms training youngsters Westphalian Beaujolais and Quebec-bred Feng de Lys. https://horseaddict.net/…/02/the-intelligently-fearless-ri…/
Congratulations Nicole Ashley!
Team Belinda is so proud of Nicole Ashley and Serrano H who earned the Third level Amateur championship at the Cornerstone 2017 Summer Festival! Congratulations!
Interview with Patrick King Horsemanship
If you missed Belinda’s live appearance on Patrick King Horsemanship the other day, you can still hear the full interview on Facebook or on YouTube! Check in to hear all about the Olympics, the latest news on Anton, and even some training tips! Here’s the link to Facebook or YouTube.
Tune in Now!
Catch it this evening at 8PM Eastern: Belinda interviewed on https://www.facebook.com/PKHorsemanship/
Live Webcast August 10th!
Patrick King Horsemanship wrote: TUNE IN THIS THURSDAY, August 10, at 8pm EST right here on our Patrick King Horsemanship page for our LIVE AUDIO BROADCAST with special guest Belinda Trussell! Belinda represented Canada at the Rio Olympics in 2016 Its time to talk about dressage at the highest levels, and what it takes to make … Read More
Live Facebook Appearance!
We’re really excited about this! Belinda will be talking with Patrick King on Facebook this Thursday — you can send in your questions for her about dressage, the Olympics, or all the things you’ve wondered about! More Details to come
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Cornerstone Farms Post II
From Cornerstone Farms Facebook Page: Summer Festival Open Training Level Champion: Beaujolais – Owner Rhegan White; Rider Lynsey Rowan ; Trainer Belinda Trussell — at Caledon Equestrian Park.
Cornerstone Farms Post
From Cornerstone Farms Facebook Page: Summer Festival Open First Level Champion: Feng de Lys – Owner Linda Jodoin; Rider Lynsey Rowan; Trainer Belinda Trussell — at Caledon Equestrian Park.
Belinda Depends on Buckeye Nutrition
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Saturday Symposium — Fabulous Photos
Enjoy some of Sandra Paulini’s excellent pictures of the Saturday Symposium!
Saturday Symposium Video — Feng de Lys
Here’s a great video of Feng de Lys, owner Linda Jodoin, from the Saturday Symposium! Thank you DeLys. Belinda shares what she looks for in a young dressage horse.
Cornerstone Dressage — That’s a Wrap!
That’s A Wrap! Team Belinda had an amazing show this weekend at the Cornerstone Summer Festival, Caledon Equestrian Park! Beau, Feng, and Orion all with Lynsey, and Serrano with Nicole each earned lots of ribbons, including some very pretty red ones! Beau finished up with a tremendous score of 80.682! Wow! But it’s not just … Read More
Cornerstone Dressage — Lynsey with Orion
From Horse Addict Leueen with Lynsey Rowan at Caledon Equestrian Park. On July 22 Leueen wrote: “Lynsey Rowan and Orion. My favorite photo!”
Cornerstone Dressage — Feng Starts Test
Belinda Trussell ( test reader) and Lynsey Rowan on Feng de Lys ready to start the test. — at Caledon Equestrian Park. Another fun picture from Horse Addict Leueen!
Cornerstone Dressage — Thanks Team Belinda
Rhegan White posted: “Beaujolais did a great test! Happy Mummy! Thanks team Belinda and thanks Lynsey Rowan for riding him so beautifully ! This is the site is the Pan Am Games – gorgeous here!” At Caledon Equestrian Park.
Cornerstone Dressage – Feng de Lys
Feng de Lys having a nap at the show Friday. With Linda Jodoin at Caledon Equestrian Park.
Cornerstone Dressage Album
Beaujolais ridden by Lynsey Rowan July 21 at Caledon! Wonderful pictures from Leueen Willoughby View the rest of the pictures on Leueen’s Horse Addict Leueen Facebook page.
Training with Belinda
Discouragement and the Visual Learnerby Leueen Willoughby | horseaddict.net DISCOURAGEMENT.Let me start with the discouragement. At the last show Biasini was a better performer than I was. He did everything he was asked to do. The problem was with the person giving him directions. That would be me! I was just not on my A Game that … Read More
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After the Symposium II
At the Saturday Symposium, Belinda discussed self-carriage while Assistant Trainer Lynsey Rowan demonstrated on the young Westphalian gelding Beaujolais.
After the Symposium
July 9th – Today we’re all celebrating the tremendous success of the first Belinda Trussell Saturday Symposium!The super enthusiastic sell-out crowd, our incredible sponsors, and all the hard-working volunteers came together to make it happen. And of course, there is Belinda herself, whose personal warmth, vast experience, and ability to explain the complex subtleties of dressage make … Read More
Symposium – Paramount Saddlery
July 8 – Loving my Paramount Saddle — Thank you for your support of the Saturday Symposium!
Symposium – Video
At the Saturday Symposium! Here is video of Belinda coaching Brigitte Charbonneau in piaffe.
Symposium – Title Sponsor
Big Thank you to our Title Sponsor for the Symposium July 8th! Westphalian Studbook eV, Munster, Germany. Rhegan White, clinic co-organizer, and Belinda with the Westphalian banner.
Symposium – First Pictures!
July 8 – Pictures from the first session of Belinda Trussell’s Saturday Symposium coming up now!
July 7 Preparations have been made and we’re putting on the final touches for the Belinda Trussell Saturday Symposium in Montreal tomorrow — Are you all ready!
On July 7, the horses arrived for the Symposium and and stretched their legs for a couple of minutes in the arena! Anton left background, Tattoo front, and Feng de Lys on the right.
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Wonderful Weekend at Cornerstone!
We had a fantastic weekend at the Cornerstone Farm dressage shows. Congratulations to Lynsey Rowan who rode our two beautiful Oakcrest horses in the training level division. Feng de Lys owned by Linda Jodoin was champion and Beaujolais was reserve Champion owned by Rhegan White. Both horses were so well behaved for their … Read More
Belinda and Carlucci at Ottawa
Belinda and Carlucci enjoying a quiet chat before the jog in Ottawa a couple of weeks ago!(It was a good chat, as they went on to place 1st in the PSG with 71.667% and 2nd in I-1 with 70.307%!)
The “Huge and Hideous Bird” from the Riders Perspective.
by Leueen Willoughby | horseaddict.netFirst and foremost I would like to thank Connie Gaube for the photos of Biasini and me at the RCRA show last weekend. Due to her computer being in for repair she was kind enough to send me the unedited photos and allow me to edit them for this post.You may have read … Read More
Biasini Speaks: I’m a Showhorse Again!
by Leueen Willoughby | horseaddict.net Hello Dear Humans, I am showing again. This time I’m going to the show each day and then coming home to my own room each night. That is the best really. I sleep much better at home.There is another fellow, my friend Serry, is coming with me. He said he has not … Read More
Ottawa Dressage Festival CDI
We had an amazing day yesterday at the Ottawa Dressage Festival CDI. Carlucci won the PSG with a 71.6% and Tattoo won the GP with a 70.5%! Also a huge congratulations to Irina Moliero de Muro for winning the national PSG on Giacometti! #buckeyenutrition #omegaalpha #paramountsaddlery #haywardequestrian #stayonspoultice #ecogoldsaddlepads
Belinda Rides Biasini
by Leueen Willoughby horseaddict.net When the Rider is Sick …“Bring out your dead!” “Bring out your dead!” No, I’m just kidding. But… we have had the plague in our house this week. I am blaming the miserable weather ( cold and incessantly raining). I have been too sick to ride. So….now you know I am really feeling pretty … Read More
Can-Am All Breed Equine Expo — Something special!
We had so much fun with this ride! A little taste of our leather and lace performance at the Can Am expo #dressage #equestrian #canamexpo A post shared by Belinda Trussell Dressage (@belinda_trussell) on Apr 4, 2017 at 2:10pm PDT
Tattoo in the Grand Prix Special at Wellington!
The beginning of Tattoo's Grand Prix Special at the @adequanglobaldressagefest A post shared by Belinda Trussell Dressage (@belinda_trussell) on Apr 4, 2017 at 2:13pm PDT
Global Dressage Fest — Excellent Finale!
I keep posting photos of Tattoo resting in the paddock. Lynsey Rowan is giving him a little pat. I am so proud of Tattoo and Carlucci for stellar performances this past weekend at Global. We won all our classes. Tattoo received a 72.9% in his 3rd ever Grand Prix Special. Carlucci won the high score award receiving a … Read More
Global Dressage Fest — Tattoo, Stayon poultice wraps, and Grand Prix results!
Putting Tattoo to bed with his Stayon poultice wraps. He won the Grand Prix March 23 at the Global Dressage festival! Carlucci also went to bed with his Stayons after winning the Prix St George with a 76%!!
Way to Start Wellington Season!
What a way to start the Wellington season! First place with a 71.1 for Tattoo in the Grand Prix and the best dressed award and first place with a 72.3 for Carlucci in the PSG! Thank you to my entire Oakcrest team both North and South especially Lynsey Rowan, Barb Sinclair and Usha Knabe! Also a big thank … Read More
Ask the vet: what does it take to transport a horse to the Rio Olympics?
By Leueen Willoughby [from horseaddict.net blog] What does it take to transport a horse to Rio for the Olympics? I suspected it was more than just packing an overnight bag so I spoke with veterinarian Dr. Usha Knabe and asked her. Usha is on the road to Rio as the accredited vet for the two individual dressage … Read More
Rider on the Road to Rio–Belinda Trussell
Courtesy Leueen Willoughby, horseaddict.net In the spring of 2012 before the Olympics in London Belinda Trussell’s Anton was injured and out in a paddock with little hope of ever returning to competition. Fast forward four years and he and Belinda are on their way to Rio. Anton has gone from ‘broken’ to ‘better than ever’. … Read More
Bronze for Belinda Trussell and Anton in CDIO 3* Wellington Nations’ Cup Freestyle
Ottawa, ON – Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, ON and Anton danced their way to a Bronze Medal in the CDIO 3* Grand Prix Freestyle, held April 1 as the individual final in the Stillpoint Farm Nations’ Cup in Wellington, FL. PHOTO – Belinda Trussell from Stouffville, ON and Anton danced onto the podium on April 1 in Wellington, … Read More
Canadian Dressage Team Captures Team Silver Medal in CDIO 3* Wellington Nations’ Cup
Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Dressage Team captured the Team Silver Medal in the CDIO 3* Stillpoint Farm Nations’ Cup, stepping up to the podium on March 31, 2016. PHOTO – The Canadian Dressage Team rode to a Team Silver Medal in the CDIO 3* Stillpoint Farm Nations’ Cup on March 31, held as part of the 12th … Read More
2016 Canadian Olympic Dressage Rankings as of March 20
Article from Equestrian Connection In the absence of any official information from Equine Canada (EC) on the Canadian Olympic dressage criteria, we have been keeping an updated (UNOFFICIAL) ranking list. This list includes declared athletes only. See EC’s list of declared athletes. Belinda Trussell enjoyed another fantastic outing, achieving a personal best in the Grand Prix Speciale and overtaking … Read More
Dressage Canada: Belinda Trussell Earns Record-Breaking Scores at Adequan Global Dressage Festival
Ottawa, ON – Canadian Olympian Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, ON continued her winning streak in Wellington, FL, after securing two major wins that broke personal and Canadian records during week eight of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF), held March 2-6, 2016. Trussell, who kicked off her 2016 season during AGDF 3 in February with strong wins … Read More
Trussell and Anton Continue Dominance in Large Tour Competition at AGDF
by Carly Weilminster for JWM Inc. Wellington, FL – 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 … Read More
Belinda Trussell and Anton Win FEI Grand Prix CDI-W at AGDF 8
(Carly Weilminster) Wellington, FL – March 4, 2016 – Belinda Trussell (CAN) and Anton, who have performed with impressive consistency this season, rose to the occasion once again at the AGDF 8 Palm Beach Dressage Derby. They won the FEI Grand Prix CDI-W, presented by Today’s Equestrian and Diane & George Fellows, at the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF). Competition … Read More