From Endurance to Dressage
I was shocked so many people entered their names for a chance to try out the Higher Standards Leather Soap and Conditioner. I know some of you personally (you know who you are!), but I had no idea so many people would be interested. I am delighted to meet so many of you!
I was also a little dismayed that so many of you expressed an interest. I was expecting to write down 4 or 5 names on slips of paper and then close my eyes and pick. As it turned out, more than 30 names were entered. With so many people having entered, I had to rope Hubby in to do the actual drawing. I wish I could afford to send out more tubs than just the one set.
But good news! For those who didn't "win," Libby (the owner/creator of Higher Standards) has offered a 5% discount for anyone who mentions that they saw her product on Bakersfield Dressage. After you place your item in the cart, you will see a box that says Note to HigherStandardsFarm. Just let Libby know you'd like 5% off your order because you saw her products on Bakersfield Dressage. It's not a huge discount, but it should help cover some of the shipping.
And now, the winner ...
Congratulations to Carly! If you will send me your mailing address and your preferred scent, I will place an order for your Higher Standards Leather Soap and Balm. Enjoy!
Thank you all for playing. I hope you'll take advantage of Libby's offer and try this stuff out for yourself.
(I've been using the soap and conditioner for a few weeks now and I really do think it is one of the better products out there. I'll know how much I really like it once I reach the bottom of the tub. When I really like a product, I re-order before the tub gets empty. I have a strong feeling that will be the case here.)
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%: