From Endurance to Dressage
I know I've talked about the Horze Trista Short Sleeved Top about 9 billion times already (here and here), but I wanted to do one last follow up. The last time I wrote about this shirt, which I still love, it was to share some cool colors available directly from the Horze website.
Recently, I discovered that Riding Warehouse still carries the shirt in seasonal colors, but now, they're also carrying the shirt in standard colors (vapor gray, dark blue, and grape) that will be available long term. That means no more sold out colors.
I've found that this shirt is even more versatile than I first thought. During the last few weeks of school, I discovered that it looked great at work with a pair of white capris or even jeans. Since I teach PE almost daily, a shirt that can come back inside dry and holding its shape is totally worth $29.95.
The next time Riding Warehouse has any kind of a sale, that grape shirt is coming home with me. The bonus is that I don't even have to change my shirt after work to go ride. My top half is ready to go!
One last thought: at Horse Expo this weekend, I managed to pour Thai sauce down the front of one of my long sleeved Kastels, and then later, I dripped the juice from a Starbuck's chicken wrap all over my short sleeved Kastel. Sheesh! You can't take me anywhere. Both shirts laundered just fine, but I obviously need that grape colored shirt!
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%: