Articles: Horse News
Cathy Morelli and BeSe Win FEI Grand Prix Sponsored by The Sanctuary At Gold
Coast Grand Finale I
The Sanctuary Equine Sports
Therapy & Rehabilitation Center
West Palm Beach, FL (April 19, 2010) Cathy Morelli was thrilled to be
riding her Grand Prix partner BeSe during the Gold Coast Dressage
Associations Grand Finale I show, a partnership that resulted in a win in
the Grand Prix class. Sponsored by The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy &
Rehabilitation Center, Morelli won a gift certificate to the world-class
This was my first Grand Prix with BeSe this season because Kassie Barteau
has been showing him, Morelli said. She has been doing a great job with him
and qualified him for the Brentina Cup and they will be going to Gladstone.
Morellis partnership with the 17-year-old Dutch Warmblood has been a long
one. Weve been partners for 10 years, Morelli said. Winning this class was
great because it was like getting back together again.
Morelli added that it has been thrilling for her to watch Barteau compete
BeSe. He can be tricky and isnt that easy, Morelli said. Kassie has really
learned a lot.
Brenda McDuffee, General Manager of The Sanctuary, congratulated Cathy and
BeSe on their Grand Prix win. We have been following BeSes success with
Cathys student, Kassie Barteau, so we know that BeSe is a talented horse,
McDuffee, said. We are looking forward to meeting Cathy and BeSe and helping
them with any needs they may have. We are well aware of the physical demands
put on dressage horses and we have the technology to keep dressage horses
competing at their peak.
High performance competitors, including top dressage horses, are using The
Sanctuarys facilities for rehab, post-surgery rehab, conditioning, fitness
and training. The Sanctuary is well-suited for treating medical conditions
that often face dressage horses, McDuffee said. The conditions we have seen
the most in dressage horses have been hind end problems or weaknesses and
suspensory injuries and The Sanctuary has many therapies that address these
injuries and targets specific problems.
The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center features some of
the most advanced conditioning and rehab equipment in the world. For a
complete list of their equipment, and the services they offer, visit their
website at www.sanctuaryequinerehab.com.