Shelly Temple and her 12 year old Morgan gelding LR Ami B-Line (“Cooper”) have won the USEF Single Pony Champion in combined driving for the second time in four years.
Held this year at the Laurels of Landhope in Kennett Square, PA, the first day of competition began with dressage. Shelly and Cooper held a comfortable lead with a score after dressage of 43.73. Shelly remarked that “Cooper was responsive and willing throughout the day.” Day two consisted of the cross country marathon with an overall distance of 16 kilometers.
Shelly and navigator/husband Fran Doto drove a solid marathon to maintain their lead into day three, the cones competition. The cones competition saw Temple maintain her overall lead to follow up her 2009 reserve champion statusin the single pony championships.
“Cooper felt on top of his game the entire competition. He was fit and willing,” stated Temple. “I’m confident that Kombat Boots’ natural yeast pellets helped enhance Cooper’s digestion and absorption of the nutrients he needs in order to compete at a high level. I appreciate Kombat Boots' support!”
Watch for Shelly at the Pine Tree CDE at Southern Pines, NC, October 23-24 where she will drive a pair of ponies. Joining Cooper in the pair is the Welsh cob, Harry, a multiple national champion owned by Jack Wetzel.
Catalyst Driving Center is an equestrian driving facility in Windsor, South Carolina specializing in the training of all levels of drivers and horses. Please feel free to contact Shelly to learn more about her, the products she trusts, her horses, and what Catalyst Driving can offer the driving enthusiast.
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Windsor, South Carolina