Leslie Morse Wins Intermediaire I Championship

Leslie Morse and Tip Top Win Intermediaire I National Championship

Leslie Morse and Tip Top 962 put in a very tip top performance in the Freestyle today to take the overall USEF Intermediaire National Championship on the 10 year old Swedish Warmblood stallion. Her stylish and powerful program was performed to music from “Dragnet” and “Fever” and scored a 78.50%. Steffen Peters and Marlando was second with 76.300. New Jersey's Michael Shondel on Wallaby was third with 71.925% and Heather Bender and Winwood, much improving after a disastrous first day on Friday, were fourth with 71.925%.

Morse won the overall competition with a 74.880 with Steffan Peters and Marlando second with 72.280%. A pair of exciting young riders did well at the event, Nicole Perry of California finished third on Rubino Bellissimo with a compositie score of 68.855%, while Shondel finished fourth for a composite score of 68.845%.

Image copyrighted: Terri Miller

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