From Endurance to Dressage
Again ... Us? Champions?!
I already blogged about this once here, but I feel compelled to finish telling the story. I am still in shock that Speedy G and I were good enough to win anything, much less such a nice ribbon (and don't forget about the non-Arabian sized dressage pad.) So here's the conclusion of the story.
The ribbon got hung from a picture frame right away as I didn't want it to get creased. The non-Arabian sized dressage pad went immediately to the barn and was promptly used by the non-winning horse. Speedy didn't care and since he can't read, he didn't know about it anyway. The certificate sat on my printer getting dusty and semi-wrinkled.
My husband has had most of my Christmas break off, so I haven't had much time to shop or run errands, not that I like to do either of those things anyway. Hubby went back to work on Tuesday which was coincidently my birthday. What better gift to myself than to frame my most wonderful new certificate? So off to Target I went. No way was I going to spend very much on framing said certificate. Sure enough, I found a lovely frame for the (pricey) sum of $12.99. It was the correct size and seemed fancy enough for the honor which it was to display. I bought it, and an hour later it was hung. The tri-color ribbon was moved from the random picture frame from which it was hanging to be placed quite ceremoniously in the center.
And that's the end of that story.
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%: