Olympian Guenter Seidel Goes Above and Beyond to Win Premier Sportsmanship Award at Del Mar National Horse Show

Guenter Seidel won the Premier Equestrian Sportsmanship Award at the Del Mar National Horse Show. Premier President Heidi Zorn presented Seidel with his award. (Photo courtesy of Premier Equestrian)

Del Mar, CA (May 8, 2012) – United States Dressage Olympian Guenter Seidel proved he is not only worthy of Olympic medals, but also worthy of winning the Premier Sportsmanship Award during the Del Mar National Horse Show. Seidel, a longtime supporter of the Del Mar National Horse Show, thrilled the Del Mar audience by competing his fabulous horse Fandango in the musical freestyle.

“Guenter didn’t need to compete Fandango because he had already qualified him, but he wanted the show spectators to have a great experience so he came out on Saturday night and gave an Olympic-worthy performance. The audience was thrilled and very appreciative and it was really an exceptional thing for Guenter to do,” said Heidi Zorn, President of Premier Equestrian, LLC, a leading supplier of dressage arenas, horse jumps, arena footing and stable accessories. “We presented Guenter with the Premier Sportsmanship award for his upstanding level of sportsmanship, but it extends far beyond performing his musical freestyle. Guenter was also extremely courteous to the office staff and fellow competitors – he is a true sportsman all the way around.”

The Del Mar National Horse Show, one of the oldest and more prestigious competitions in the Western United States, now in its 67th year, also had Premier Equestrian install a blend of GGT Textile footing with a special mixture of formulated sand, custom designed for the main arena at Del Mar.  This formulation provides superior traction and cushion for the horses competing. “Guenter also commented on the fabulous new footing. He said it was great and was thrilled for the Del Mar fairgrounds, as he is a strong supporter of the show facility,” Zorn said.

Zorn added that Premier was excited to have a presence at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. “The footing in the main arena at Del Mar will be a great benefit to all of the riders competing at the facility,” she said. “It turned out to be a wonderful weekend and we received many great comments about our GGT Footing Mixture.”

As the winner of the Sportsmanship Award, Premier presented Seidel, of Cardiff, California, with a Comtek ALS-216 Wireless Listening System. “The Comtek Wireless is a one-way communication system offering perfect speech clarity over distances as far as 300 feet. It overcomes the hearing challenge of distance between instructor and student. It is a fantastic communication system and we know Guenter will put it to good use,” Zorn said.

Premier offers many highly sought-after products, and Zorn encourages horse enthusiasts to visit their website. “In addition to the fabulous communications system we presented to Guenter, we have an amazing selection of arena footing including GGT Footing, ProTex and Prostride Crumb Rubber. We also have a complete line of horse jumps and horse jumping equipment, including jump standards, gates, walls, jump cups, jump poles, sponsor jumps and cavaletti. For more information on all Premier Equestrian products visit their website at www.PremierEquestrian.com or call 800-611-6109.

For more information contact:
Heidi Zorn, Premier Equestrian

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