Lemon and Morse Compete at Oak Ridge Medal Finals

Lemon and Morse Compete at Oak Ridge Medal Finals

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Washington and Lee junior Allison Lemon (Bristow, Va./Brentsville) and sophomore Tamara Morse (Roanoke, Va./North Cross) both took part in the Oak Ridge Medal Finals held at the Randolph College Riding Center on Sunday afternoon.

Lemon emerged as the overall champion and Morse finished as the reserve champion among a strong field of riders competing in three events: The flat, gymnastics and jumping. 

Lemon won the gymnastics and jumping phases and placed second on the flat on her own mount, Wallstreet Heir, who she rode in the 2007 & 2008 ODAC Championship events.

Morse won the flat, finished second in the gymnastics and third in the jumping phases aboard Carrera, who she borrowed from owner Alex Diebus.

The Oak Ridge Medal was co-founded 15 years ago by W&L Head Coach Gordon Reistrup and Randolph College Riding Director J.T. Tallon and is modeled on the United States Equestrian Federation Talent Search Medal.  The Oak Ridge Medal is offered at various shows throughout southwest and central Virginia and is open to both junior and amateur riders, culminating in the annual finals consisting of three phases of competition:  a Gymnastics Phase (over fences), a Flat Phase and a final Jumping Phase.