Three-Time Swedish National Champion Victorious in
Angeles, CAThree-time Swedish National Champion Tip Top made
his American debut a winning one at the Mid-Winter Dressage Fair
in Los Angeles. The bay stallion received a 72.50% from FEI O
judge Linda Zang in the Prix St. Georges class. The score earned
not only the blue ribbon, but also the FEI Reserve Championship
for the entire show behind Champion Brentina.
Top was piloted to his victory by two-time USET National Champion
and USDF Gold Medalist Leslie Morse. Tip Top is a blast to
ride, said Ms. Morse. He really exudes refined power.
We are still getting to know each other and every day we become
more and more of a team. Ms. Morse is aiming Tip Top towards
the Pan-American Games selection trials.
Morse and Tip Top (2003)
Morse also showed the former USET National Champion Kingston to
second place with a 69.50% in the Grand Prix Special. It was the
pairs first show since returning from nine months abroad.
Ms. Morse earned a USET Developing Rider Grant that allowed her
to train with five-time Olympian Kyra Kyrklund in England for most