Kassie Barteau Adds Another Young Rider Victory

Saturday, September 26, 2009
Posted by bossmare

Kassie Barteau, of Naperville, IL, has had an incredible season. She continued her winning ways at Dressage at Devon in the FEI Young Rider Team Test riding ten-year-old stallion GP Raymeister to a 67.193% for the victory. A Devon veteran despite her youth, Barteau called this year's Young Rider class "very competitive". She described her partner-who also won Thursday's Holsteiner class-as "such a tryer, and a high-energy horse. He teaches me a lot." Barteau is hoping to finish out her Young Rider career by competing at the World Cup for Young Riders in Frankfurt this fall. She is excited about the prospect of showing in Europe for the first time before she graduates from the Young Rider division.

Finishing less than 0.3% behind Barteau was another about-to-be-former Young Rider, Caroline V. Roffman, of Wellington, FL, who earned a 66.930% on Bulgari, by Baryshnikov and out of Evita.