Seidel Named USET Athlete of the Month for July 2002
NJJuly 31, 2002Guenter 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.
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 years Dressage World Championships
to be held at the World Equestrian Games in September.
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.
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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
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