Shelly Temple Earns USDF Silver Medal with CooperBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · November 5, 2015
Shelly Temple recently earned the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) silver medal with her 17-year-old Morgan gelding LR Ami B-Line, also known as Cooper. The pair finalized the silver medal in September at the Pumpkin Patch Dressage Show in Camden, South Carolina.
Before starting dressage under saddle, Cooper earned many awards as a combined driving pony. Cooper and Shelly earned the USEF national championship for single ponies in 2006, 2010, and 2011, and were members of the U.S. Pony Driving Team in 2007 and 2011. At the World Championships, they won silver and bronze individual medals and two bronze team medals.
Shelly relies on KERx supplements RiteTrac, EO•3, and Synovate HA to maintain Cooper’s health as an older horse. In an interview, she says that RiteTrac is “a great product to use on the road because their environment is changing, their feed sometimes has to change due to availability and the hay isn’t always consistent, especially when I went to Europe. That was a prime example of when I used RiteTrac on my horse to keep him healthy and strong.”
Shelly’s next goal is to earn a USDF gold medal with Cooper.