Articles: Press Release
Guenter Seidel Named USET Athlete of the Month for July 2002
Marty Bauman (508) 698-6810, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gladstone, NJ—July 31, 2002—Guenter Seidel was named United States
Equestrian Team (USET) Athlete of the Month for July after he topped a
world-class field of international dressage competitors at CDI***
Norten-Hardenberg in Germany, July 25-28.
Riding Nikolaus 7, owned by Dick and Jane Brown, Seidel was the top
competitor, winning the Grand Prix and placing third in the Grand Prix
Freestyle. In the Grand Prix, Seidel and Nikolaus 7 scored an impressive
71.06% to edge a star-studded field of riders, many of whom competed on
their likely horses for this year’s Dressage World Championships to be held
at the World Equestrian Games in September.
In the Grand Prix Freestyle, Seidel and Nikolaus received a score of 77.90%,
one of the highest scores ever received by a U.S. dressage competitor. The
two-time Olympic team Bronze Medalist finished behind only two-time Olympian
Rafael Soto Andrade of Spain who scored 79.33% on Invasor and three-time
Olympic team Gold Medalist Isabell Werth of Germany who received a score of
77.95% on Antonio FRH. Andrade and Werth placed second and third
respectively to Seidel in the Grand Prix.
The United States Equestrian Team is a non-profit organization that selects,
trains, equips and finances equestrians of the highest possible standard to
represent our country in major international competition, including the
Olympic Games and the World Championships. To accomplish this the USET seeks
out and nurtures the development of talented athletes - riders, drivers and
horses - and provides the support and guidance they need to help them attain
their fullest potential. For more information on the USET, please call
(908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org.