New Mount for USA’s Günter Seidel, 7-Year-Old Gelding Laurin from José Alejandro Alcaide Roda of Spain

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Günter Seidel on Equirelle. © 2021 Ken Braddick/DRESSAGE-NEWS.com

July 25, 2022

Günter Seidel, one of America’s most accomplished dressage riders, has a new mount, Laurin, a seven-year-old Hanoverian gelding developed by owner José Alejandro Alcaide Roda of Spain.

Laurin (Lemony’s Nicket x Fürst Heinrich) is being shipped to California where Günter is based at Cardiff, near San Diego.

“Super excited to have a new young one coming up,” Günter told dressage-news.com.

“I flew there a month ago after seeing a video. I liked his temperament and rideability.”

The 17.1-hand/173cm chestnut was bought by Louise Leatherdale, who also owns Equirelle, a 13-year-old KWPN mare that Günter competed on both sides of the Atlantic the past two years.

Laurin was competed by Jose in both six and seven-year-old young horse classes in Spain, including two victories in two starts this year.


José Alejandro Alcaide Roda on Laurin.

Günter Seidel, 61 years old, competed for the United States for team bronze medals at the Olympics in Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Athen 2004. He was also on U.S. teams at the 1998 Rome World Equestrian Games, on the silver medal squad at Jerez, Spain in 2002 and bronze at Aachen, Germany in 2006.