Wellington, FL – ShowChic’s December ShopTalk will feature international dressage rider and trainer Leslie Morse, who will give guests an up close and personal account of her return to the arena with the next generation of horses sired by her famous partners, Kingston and Tip Top 962. The ShopTalk will take place at ShowChic on Tuesday evening, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. “Please, arrive early and don't miss this very special look at the next generation of dressage horses under Leslie Morse,” says ShopTalk host, Michele Hundt. “This promises to be a very special evening of talking dressage, sharing stories about her journey to bring horses to the highest levels of our sport and her 'secrets' to a breeding program that has filled her stalls with talented young horses. And of course, as always during a ShopTalk, we'll dish about shopping and the latest equestrian fashion!”
In June, Morse returned to the ring for the first time since losing Kingston to colic in 2010, coming down centerline at the Potomac Valley Dressage Association’s Dancing Horse Challenge in Bowie, MD on his eight year-old son, Kingston's Excalibur. Morse has been working with FEI 5* judge Linda Zang bringing along a group of horses bred at her Hidden Hills, CA farm — two by Kingston and two by Tip Top.
“Grand Prix showing and competing is different than riding 5-year-olds at first and second level,” Morse said after the Challenge. “It’s not just training them, it’s remembering all the stages young horses go through. I’m being honest so that everybody out there knows it’s not easy.
“I got to be a part of my future horses. My two stallions really stamped. Tip Tops look like Tip Top; Kingstons look like Kingston. And mixing the two, when the world sees them you can really tell. Kingston throws his neck, his face, and his personality. When you add Tip Top’s elasticity and suppleness...I have received what I already had and have improved upon it, which is the goal of the breeder. I believe my younger horses truly are better than my older ones.”
Hosting such stars of the dressage world is just another example of ShowChic living up to its commitment to 'put the rider in first-place,' inside and outside the arena. ShowChic Dressage regularly hosts ShopTalk evenings at its retail shop at 3220 Fairlane Farms Road, Suite 3, in Wellington where lovers of horses and the equestrian lifestyle can enjoy common ground in a casual, noncompetitive, fun atmosphere.
Michele Hundt of ShowChic Dressage adds, “We love supporting our dressage community and Shop Talk has proven to be a successful way for dressage enthusiasts to gather and learn. It’s always great to meet new people and welcome back those we have known for years.”
For more about ShowChic Dressage or ShopTalk, click www.showchicdressage.com or call 561-319-2121.