Articles: Press Release
Barteau Remains On Top of National Rankings and Qualifies for 2009 FEI
World Cup(tm) Dressage Final for Young Riders
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2009
Lexington, KY -- Three-time USEF National Champion and NAJYRC Gold Medalist
Kassandra Barteau has topped the United States rankings for the FEI World
Cup Dressage Final for Young Riders and has earned an invitation to
Frankfurt, Germany for the Final, to be held December 17-20.
Twenty-one year-old Barteau of Maple Park, Illinois and her mount GP
Raymeister (a 10-year-old bay Holsteiner stallion owned by Ginna Frantz &
Grand Prix Equestrian) averaged 73.375% in their two best efforts in the FEI
Young Rider Freestyle Test in CDI-Y competitions during 2009. Thanks to the
generosity of the event organizer and sponsor, horse transportation and
rider accommodations are provided at no cost to the competitors.
I am very honored and excited to have this opportunity to represent the
United States in the Young Rider World Cup, said Barteau. I plan on putting
my best efforts into preparing myself and Ray for our first international
experience. Thank you so much to everyone who has helped make this long-time
dream come true."
Barteau claimed the USEF National Young Rider Dressage Championship in both
2007 and 2008 with long-time partner Gabriella. In June, she won an
unprecedented third National Championship title with GP Raymeister at the
2009 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions in Gladstone,
A month later, this pair attended the FEI North American Young Rider
Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park where they were part of the Region
2 Silver Medal-winning team and won the Individual Freestyle Gold
Medal. Following this victory, the United States Dressage Federation (USDF)
awarded Barteau the Fiona Bann Pursuit of Excellence Memorial Trophy for
earning the highest combined average score for all three tests (Team,
Individual, and Freestyle).
Barteau is an assistant trainer at KYB Dressage, based at Grand Prix
Equestrian Center in Maple Park, Illinois.
For complete information please visit the Federation
Attached photo of Kassandra Barteau and GP Raymeister to be used only with
this press release and credited to Flashpoint Photography.
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