From Endurance to Dressage
This has been the longest work week ever. I don't mean to be such a weenie, but holy cow.
Since Sunday's show, I've been to the barn once, which is a first in I don't know how long (other than being on vacation). Speedy hasn't been ridden since last Saturday and Sydney not since Sunday. They got turned out on Wednesday, and they live in large stalls with a run, but still.
I know I'll be too tired to ride after work, but unless I simply can't stand up, I'll head out there for turnout and some grooming this afternoon.
I am also taking the weekend off from blogging, something I never do unless we're out of town. My brain is just dried out. I simply have nothing to say.
Enjoy your own weekend, and I promise to be back at it on Monday.
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%: