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USEF Olympic Veteran Guenter Seidel Finishes Sixth At FEI World Cup Final

Guenter Seidel of Del Mar, CA placed sixth in the FEI World Cup Final, held April 1-4, at the Dusseldorf Masters in Dusseldorf, Germany. Leslie Morse with her stallion, Kingston, placed fifth in the B Final.

In the preliminary competition held on Friday, April 2, Seidel, aboard the 15-year-old Westfalian gelding Nikolaus 7 (Weinberg - Elise), had a Grand Prix score of 71.33%. Morse, aboard the 12-year-old Dutch stallion Kingston (Voltaire - Gisnette), turned in a test score of 65.87%.

On Sunday, Seidel and Nikolaus 7 put in a solid performance and placed sixth with a 76.96%. Morse and Kingston put in a score of a 69.10% in the consolation Finals, which placed them fifth. It was a good experience for the combination as this was their first International combination representing the United States.

Anky van Grunsven from the Netherlands won the 2004 FEI World Cup Final with a score of 83.45%. This is van Grunsven’s sixth World Cup title.

The United States Equestrian Federation Inc. (USEF), as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As the country’s largest multi-breed organization, the Federation has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.


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