From Endurance to Dressage
Super quick post - time is short.
I had jury duty on Tuesday. Kern County is quite large so jurors are often selected to travel to other cities. So of course I was picked to serve in Delano, which is a small town about 30 miles to the north.
Being a juror is actually quite interesting as well as one of our civic duties, says the US history teacher. The problem is that driving to Delano and back each day is going to really affect my afternoon riding.
So here is the plan: I am heading to the barn at 6:30 a.m. for a super quick ride. My BO is quite generous with her house so I am going to use her bathroom for a quick fluff up of my hair and a thorough hand and arm scrub. Hopefully I don't get too stinky. A quick change of clothes later, and I think I can be at the court by 9:00 a.m. It's about a 45 minute drive including parking and walk time.
We'll see how it goes!
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%: