Welcome Back, Kassie Barteau!

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Not every great rider is showing this weekend in the popular CDI 5*/3*.  In researching the cost of campaigning one horse from start to year end championships, several veteran champions told me the cost ranges between $ 45,000 – 60,000 for competition just in the USA.  And we are not even going to discuss the price of breeding, raising, and training a suitable horse to competition age.


Last month in a conversation with Yvonne Barteau, she proudly shared that her daughter Kassie had entered her first show at AGDF with her $ 1.00 horse.  Yvonne sent photos of what looked like Kassie in a rodeo ride but wearing dressage attire.


Having had the privilege of photographing and following Kassie’s career over the years, I know she is a phenomenally talented rider and a kind-hearted, sensitive person.  As a young rider, Kassie finished her career with such accolades as follow:  National Young Rider Champion three years in a row; USA’s FEI Young Rider representative in the 2009 World Cup Dressage in Germany, individual gold in NAYRC freestyle; and Brentina Cup winner….just to mention a few.  According to Yvonne,  “as far buy cialis online in australia, cheap cialis in sydney, new zealand, melbourne, as championships and year end awards she (Kassie) still remains the most winning Young Rider in U.S. history.”


Much as been written about Kassie’s junior and young rider career as well as her family’s extremely successful equine business.  Also, much was been written about Kassie’s decision to leave the family business and learn about life on her own.  Sadly, much that has been said or written is gossip and hurtfully doxycycline monohydrate oral suspension doxycycline hyclate high doxycycline reviews incorrect.


I’ve been watching the show schedule here in Wellington, Florida, and was thrilled to see that Kassie was riding in the Global Dressage Festival National Show, March 9-10th.  I met the famous $ 1.00 horse, whose name is Aramo, barn name Arie.  He is a handsome, KWPN 18-hand gelding.  Also with Kassie at the AGDF National Show was her student, Keeley Clark, who showed the Arabian stallion, Am-Chance Command.


Kassie is now the head trainer at Al Marah Arabians owned by Mark Miller and founded by his mother Bazy Tankersl.  Kassie’s goal in moving away from her family was to establish her identity, her credibility as a trainer.  Kassie is out to prove her value in the dressage world and she has chosen to do it the hard way.  She left a very comfortable home to live in an apartment the size of a stall.  She has endured the past year in pain.  She sustained a serious soft-tissue injury to her foot, but has had to wait for surgery until she could afford  health insurance which will cover a pre-existing condition.


Kassie is very grateful to all of those in her life who have influenced her career as a trainer.  She is most grateful to her mother Yvonne and step-father Kim, Cathy Morelli, her trainer, mentor and friend and Cathy’s husband.  She is grateful to Steffen and Shannon Peters 5 recommended generic antidepressants are inexpensive first options. with well-established safety profiles that will save you big bucks over brand -name generic bupropion; generic citalopram; generic fluoxetine ; generic cymbalta vs . for giving her a chance to learn barn management as well as working with their horses.


She is especially grateful to Mark Miller for giving her the opportunity to live in a comfortable setting, keep Arie with her, and have the opportunity to work towards bringing respect for Arabians in the dressage world.  She is in a nutshell, a struggling young trainer with a big heart and a tremendous amount of tenacity.  Everyday presents a new learning experience.


In February, Kassie took 14  horses cross-country to the Scottsdale National Arabian Show.  She learned the art of versatility and brought home a ribbon for hunter equitation.


Kassie sees buy dapoxetine with paypal . men’s health. shipping policy, stop smoking, weight loss, erectile dysfunction. a future for Arabians in the dressage world but stated they do have breed specific weaknesses when compared to warmbloods in the show ring.  In her opinion, rhythm and tension are the primary weaknesses.


Kassie sounded very happy to talk about Arie.  She found him when he was a five year old.  buy levitra, buy viagra online check out my youtube? channel , buy levitra. His owner at the time was weary of the horse’s persistent rearing, bucking, and bolting.  Kassie took a chance and bought him for $ 1.00.  He too became her teacher.  According to Kassie, his issues are his temper and claustrophobia.   “When he is with you, he is 100% with you.”  She recalls days of shaking in the saddle wondering if she would survive the ride.


Kassie’s goals for Arie include taking him to Prix St. Georges level and hoping for a place on the U.S. team for the Pan Am Games.  She is also finding ways to lead a balanced life.  As important as her career as a trainer is her goal for solid marriage and children in her future.


It was wonderful to see Kassie back in the dressage arena!  She is a woman of great courage and conviction.   Cheers and best wishes to her in the years ahead.


Kassie is available for teaching clinics.  You may reach her at kassiebarteau@gmail.com



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