Articles: Press Release
Guenter Seidel Named USET Athlete of the Month for February 2003
Contact: Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810
Gladstone, NJ-February 27, 2003-Two-time Olympic medalist
Guenter Seidel of Del Mar, CA, won the U.S. Grand Prix Freestyle
Dressage Championship/U.S. League Final with an impressive score of
77.650% in the freestyle. Seidel's win on Nikolaus 7 gave him the right
to represent the U.S. at the 2003 Dressage World Cup Final in
Gothenburg, Sweden, March 27 - 30.
The U.S. Freestyle Championship was held in combination with the U.S.
League Final for the Dressage World Cup on February 21 - 23, in
conjunction with the Miami Dade Winter Dressage CDI*** held at the
Tropical Park Equestrian Center in Miami, FL.
Seidel and Nikolaus 7 were part of the dressage squad that made history
at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, by
winning the team Silver Medal. That finish marked the best finish ever
for a United States dressage team in any World Championship or Olympic
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trains, equips and finances equestrians of the highest possible standard to
represent our country in major international competition, including the
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horses - and provides the support and guidance they need to help them attain
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