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 Games.
2002 USET WEG Selection Trials in Gladstone
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U.S. Dressage Team Takes Silver at World Equestrian Games