MILL SPRING, NC – The Canadian Dressage Team returned to centreline on Sept. 13 at the FEI World Equestrian Games ™ Tryon 2018 (WEG) in Mill Spring, NC for the final day of team competition, where they earned 11th place.
Together, Megan Lane of Loretto, ON, Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu of Saint Bruno, QC, originally from Pictou Couty, Jill Irving of Moncton, NB, and Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, ON earned a team total score of 206.538 in the Grand Prix to wrap up their WEG 2018 experience.
Germany was crowned the winning team on a score of 242.950. The United States took silver on 233.136, while Great Britain earned bronze (229.628). Isabelle Werth of Germany topped the individual standings with Bella Rose on a score of 84.829%.
After Trussell and Irving kicked things off during day one of dressage competition, Lane and Fraser-Beaulieu closed out the Canadian performances on day two.
Fraser-Beaulieu was riding high after representing the Canadian Equestrian Team (CET) as flag bearer in the opening ceremony, and her week continued to improve after she piloted All In (Tango x Damiro), a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding she co-owns with her husband, Marc-Andre Beaulieu and father, Craig Fraser, to a score of 70.016% in her WEG debut.
“I had a little mistake in the zig zag, but it felt amazing,” said Fraser-Beaulieu, who also rode All In at the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games, helping the Canadian Dressage Team earn the silver medal. “He went in that ring – and there is a lot of atmosphere in there – and he was totally with me. Overall, I am so proud of him.”
Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu of Saint Bruno, QC led the Canadian Dressage Team to an 11th place finish at the FEI World Equestrian Games ™ Tryon 2018 on Sept.13, 2018.
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