Kassandra Barteau to Compete in World Cup Final for Young Riders in Germany
RELEASE: November 3, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Jeremy Lutgen
Arenus-sponsored rider Kassandra Barteau of Maple Park, IL, and her horse GP Raymeister have topped the United States rankings for the FEI World Cup® Dressage Final for Young Riders. As a result, both have been invited to compete in Frankfurt, Germany, for the FEI World Cup Dressage Final for Young Riders, December 17-20, 2009.
Barteau and her horse earned the sole United States Young Rider slot for the FEI competition in Frankfurt by averaging 73.375% in their two best test rides in the FEI Young Rider Freestyle Tests held during the 2009 qualifier.
Barteau and GP Raymeister have been training and competing together since 2007. The 10-year-old Holsteiner breeding stallion is sired by Rantares and out of Thoroughbred mare, Miss Nickel Annie. GP Raymeister is owned by Ginna Frantz of the Grand Prix Equestrian Training Center in Maple Park, IL.
Barteau’s resume boasts multiple wins and championships at every dressage level. At the age of 21, Barteau holds more wins than any other young rider in U.S. dressage history. Her accomplishments include claiming three consecutive United States Equestrian Federation, National Young Rider Championships and winning a Gold medal at the 2009 North American Junior Young Rider Championships in Lexington, KY. She also is a United States Dressage Federation Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist.
Barteau’s most recent accomplishments include riding GP Raymeister to the 2009 FEI Prix St. Georges Horse of the Year title and the 2009 Championship’s in the FEI Young Rider Team Test and the Open Stallion Under Saddle Class at Devon.
Barteau trains with her parents, Kim and Yvonne Barteau, KYB Dressage, Maple Park, IL, and Cathy Morelli of Wellington, FL.
“I’m very excited about the Arenus partnership and having GP Reymeister, multiple-time USDF Horse of the Year, and GP Delano, USDF Third Level Open Horse of the Year, on Steadfast® Equine and Assure® Guard health and nutritional supplements to support keeping them sound, healthy and happy in training and competition,” noted Barteau. “It takes a long time to get USDF competition horses trained through the levels. The Arenus supplements provide smart solutions to longterm health preventative and maintenance care horses need, both inside and out.”
“Kassie’s achievements demonstrate her tremendous ability as a rider and a competitor,” said Celeste Mohatt, Marketing Manager for Arenus. “We at Arenus are pleased to be able to support her with science supported products for her exceptional equine partners.”
Steadfast® Equine is a patent-pending joint health product specifically designed for horses with a high-demand lifestyle. Designed to support total structural joint integrity, Steadfast® Equine features the exclusive ingredients NEM® and TêlaFIRM®. Steadfast® provides relief from occasional joint discomfort while promoting normal mobility and healthy connective tissues, to support healthy joints, bones, tendons and ligaments. Steadfast® Equine is available in boxes of 30 and 60 count easy-to-use packets.
Assure® Guard is an innovative digestive supplement designed to help horses cope better with lifestyle stresses like competition, training, and feed changes through exclusive GST® technology and a unique blend of direct-fed microbials. Assure® Guard can support proper hindgut motility and stomach pH.
Arenus is a premiere provider of innovative health and nutrition products for pets and horses. Arenus is a growing division within Novus International, Inc., a global company dedicated to health and nutrition through science. To learn more about our products, or find an Arenus event near you, call (866) 791-3344 or visit www.arenus.com
KYB Dressage is a full service dressage facility offering training, lessons, USDF freestyle design, exhibitions, and horses for sale. Owned and operated by Kassandra Barteau’s parents, Kim and Yvonne, KYB Dressage is based at Ginna Frantz’s Grand Prix Equestrian, a 60-stall state-of-the-art training and sales facility in Maple Park, IL. For more information call (847) 809-4093 or visit www.kybdressage.com