From Endurance to Dressage
The La Rosa Ice Cream carts ...
On Thursday I ate a La Rosa Piña Colada ice cream bar on the tailgate of my truck. What a great way to end a busy morning at the barn - ice cream dripping to the ground, legs swinging, and a whole lot of slurping!
If you're from Bakersfield, especially from the north east, you know all about La Rosa ice cream carts. I bought my bar at the feed store, hence sitting on my tailgate, but I sure wish the cart would come by occasionally.
If you're not from Bakersfield, La Rosa is a family owned business that manufactures its own ice cream bars which they sell from bell-clad carts and at various locations around town. Jesus Diaz and his wife, Rosa, started making their ice cream bars in 1980.
I have to go back to the feed store today ... I might have another one!
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
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2023 Show Schedule
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2023 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
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