Taylor Wins 2005 USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final
Release: July 18, 2005
Lexington, KY– Sarah Taylor of Davison, Michigan claimed the Championship title
at the 2005 USEF Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Finals July 15, riding Undulata’s
Time To Shine. This year marked the fifth anniversary of the prestigious Medal
Finals and once again, competitors enjoyed the scenic backdrop of the Red Mile in
Lexington, home to the Lexington Junior League Horse Show.
"I was really excited," shares Taylor. "It was a really good experience. This is
the same horse that I’ve been riding for three years, but this was our first
national finals together.” Taylor’s parents and trainers came along to cheer her
on in her national debut. “They were thrilled,” says Taylor. “The USEF medal final
is one of the most competitive in equitation. It was a thrill for everyone who got
to show in it."
Taylor’s win earned her the traditional sculpted statue of a Saddlebred created
by Patricia Crane. Taylor’s trainer, Kathy Boggs of Spring Valley, Ohio, received
the trainer’s award, traditionally given to the man or woman who coaches the
The Reserve Championship was awarded to Tasha Rose Sandler of Rancho Santa Fe,
California, riding Lotto America. Both Champion and Reserve Champion received halters
and wool dress sheets for their mounts, and bouquets of roses to celebrate their
wins. The top three riders were awarded with official USEF Medals.
Judging this year’s finals were Michael Craghead of Livermore, California, Kim
Crumpler of Simpsonville, Kentucky, and Tim Lockard of Russell, Iowa.