Born in Sydney, Australia, Belinda Trussell spent her childhood living in such diverse places as Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Atlanta, Georgia.
In 1987, Belinda moved to Toronto, Canada, where she competed at the Young Riders level. She retained her Australian passport and represented her native country in all Young Riders competitions until 1994 when she became a Canadian citizen.
After completing her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Commerce from the University of Toronto in 1994 and attending George Brown College to study Culinary Management, Belinda moved to Germany to train and compete under the guidance of Christilot Boylen and Udo Lange.
In the following years, Belinda trained numerous horses and riders to the FEI level. It was during this time that her name became synonymous with excellence both in the schooling ring and the show ring.
Early in 2002, Belinda acquired the 12-year-old Oldenburg Grand Prix horse, Royan II. Within five months, she went on to represent Canada as the youngest member of the Canadian Dressage Team at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Spain.
In 2003 and 2004 Belinda and Royan represented Canada at the European Dressage Championships and the World Cup in Duesseldorf, Germany, respectivaly.
Royan helped fulfill Belinda's Olympic dream as the pair were members of the Canadian team at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Following the Olympics, Belinda acquired a 2000 dark bay Oldenberg gelding named Anton. Developing an instant connection, the pair moved up quickly through the levels and winning ribbons, championships, and accolades from Saugerties to Devon to Blainville along the way.
Belinda and Anton had an incredible 2010 competition season in Wellington, Florida where they earned their first Grand Prix Special score over 70%!
Belinda went on to be a 2010 World Equestrian Games team member for Canada and had her best result at a major games to date.