From Endurance to Dressage
I swear that I am not a fashionista. I swear that I am not a clotheshorse despite what the evidence might suggest. What I am is a deal shopper. Finding quality clothing at ridiculously low prices is my super power. I am not a name brand shopper, not that I won't wear name brands, but if I can find the same thing at a substantially lower price, I am all in.
So what's my new favorite? 32 Degrees. If you like base layers, soft fabrics, and low prices, this company is for you. I read quite a few reviews before placing my first order, and it sounds like this might be a brand that is found at Costco, but as I am not a Costco shopper, someone else will need to weigh in to confirm that. Either way, I am hooked on their winter stuff. I am hoping their warm weather gear is just as nice.
So far, I've purchased three different items, and I have more on the way. The first thing I bought was the Poly-Fill Packable Vest. This thing is amazing.
Besides the vest, I also bought the Rib Base Layer in Grisaille - a steel blue color.
Finally, I also bought the lightweight Crew Top in black.
I have also ordered two pairs of leggings: this one and this one, along with a second vest, this time in Moonlight Ocean. My school's colors are blue and gray, so this will look cute on Fridays when I wear a school t-shirt and leggings. The chili pepper and pumpkin spice colors are calling my name though. How cute would those be with a pair of jeans and river boots?
I know there are tons of Black Friday sales going on - including this one at Riding Warehouse, but I am trying not to participate. Let me know what you find!
About the Writer and Rider
I am a lifelong rider.
I began endurance riding in 1996 where I ultimately completed five, one-day 100 mile races, the 200-mile Death Valley Encounter, and numerous other 50, 65, and 75 mile races. I began showing dressage in 2010.
Welcome to my dressage journey.
About Speedy G
Speedy went from endurance horse to dressage horse. After helping me earn a USDF Bronze medal in the summer of 2020, he is now semi-retired. Speedy is a 2004, 15'1 hand, purebred Arabian gelding. His Arabian Horse Registry name is G Ima Starr FA.
Izzy was started as a four-year old and then spent the next 18 months in pasture growing up. I bought him as a six-year old, and together, we are showing at the lower levels. He is a 2008, 16'3 hand warmblood gelding. His Rheinland Pfalz-saar International (RPSI) name is Imperioso.
National Rider Awards
State Rider Awards
State Horse Awards
CDS Sapphire Rider Award
Third Level: 63.514%
Third Level: 62.105%
2023 Show Season
(r) Ride-a-Test Clinic
2023 Show Schedule
2023 Completed …
2023 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
Qualifying Training Level
3 Scores/2 Judges/60%: