From Endurance to Dressage
During the week, one of those most-used words apps went around on Facebook. I don't usually click on stuff like that, but that one looked intriguing. I clicked. I am glad I did it; my results were pretty funny. Here are my most-used words on Facebook.
The three most used words - blog post today, come because I share each day's blog post on Facebook for my friends and family. I start each one the same - Today's Blog Post. I obviously need to change it up a bit!
Some of the other word choices are obvious - Chemaine Hurtado (my trainer), horse, and Speedy. Tucked to the right of post is the word socks. That cracks me up, but it's true; I have a thing for socks!
It's a fun image because it really does sum up what I share on Facebook - mostly horse stuff!
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
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Third Level: 62.105%
2023 Show Season
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2023 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
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