From Endurance to Dressage
You know I'm pretty partial to black and white tack. I like white leg boots, white pads, black pads, black leg boots, and of course a black saddle and bridle.
Black and white works really well on white horses. It also works on brown horses, but since I really haven't bought Izzy any new tack, aside from a Smartpak bridle, I decided to to be a little daring in his spring wardrobe.
My mom sent me a hefty gift card for the Riding Warehouse, so I splurged a little on some new tack. Izzy got a second pair of DSB boots, this time in navy. Yeah, really! I didn't buy them in black ... He also got a new dressage pad, also in navy. I ordered the Weartherbetta Performance Dressage Saddle Pad in a lovely navy with gray and light blue piping.
I've been using the pad and boots for the last week or so, and I have to say, they look really sharp. The light has been pretty low in the afternoons, so I haven't been able to get a good photo to show Izzy wearing his new clothes, but I am super happy with the color combination and am now searching for other navy pads!
I am even thinking of ordering Ovation's Glitz helmet (the one I already own in black and silver) but this time in navy. I also want a new pair of Roeckl gloves, also in navy with white piping. I still have some of my gift card left, but Riding Warehouse doesn't carry that particular helmet nor those gloves in that color. Maybe I need to give them a call ...
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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%
2022 Show Season
(r) Ride-a-Test Clinic
(Q) Must Qualify
2022 Shows Schedule
(*) Tehachapi 5/22/22
2022 Completed …
2022 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
2 Scores/1 Judges/60%: