From Endurance to Dressage
I simply have no self-control. Although, now that I think about it, that's not entirely true. I wanted to buy more, and no breeches were added to the pile, so I suppose it could be said that I at least showed a modicum of restraint.
On Monday, this sales ad hit my email's inbox. Apparently, there's this thing called SmartPerks for shoppers who have a SmartPak on AutoShip. I haven't needed a SmartPak in quite some time, so I have been blissfully unaware of this extra 10% savings when a SmartPak item is ordered.
Now that Izzy is getting Quiessence every morning, I have become eligible for special perks. And guess what? Just days after receiving Izzy's convenient Quiessence wells, I got an offer for a double perk - 20% off SmartPak tack and apparel. I didn't make it past 5:15 a.m.
So I rounded out my collection of Piper T-shirts by getting the blue one, and then I ordered a second set of each color for non-barn wear. That makes eight t-shirts in two weeks. Lordy.
However ... they were super cheap, I needed some new summer riding shirts, and I needed some easy pack/easy wear shirts for our upcoming trip to Portugal. Oh, and I got another 5% off from my USEF membership.
How could I pass up a deal like that?
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%: