From Endurance to Dressage
Another Show Day
This is our second-to-the-last show for 2011. I've already sent in my entry for the local MARE show, a one-star event, being held on November 12. I am looking forward to that show because it's on the Saturday of a three-day weekend. Although I know it's not a holiday for everyone, I have Veteran's Day off. Shows are much easier when there is an extra day off to prepare or an extra day to recover.
There is a schooling show up north in December, Toys for Tots, but I've decided that a winter show so far from home isn't fun. I went last year with Taz's mom, and while it was fun, we had to leave the barn before dawn and then battled wet windy, weather the whole day. I think I'll skip it this year.
Today Speedy G and I are heading two and a half hours north to Clovis for a three-star dressage show, Dressage in the Valley III. I am still competing Intro B & C, but I really think this will be our last Intro B class. I think we're ready for Intro C and Training Level 1. If we can just get a buck free canter that is also fairly connected, I'll be thrilled.
Please wish us well. I am really keeping focused on earning that 65%!
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
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2023 Show Schedule
2023 Completed …
2023 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
Qualifying Training Level
3 Scores/2 Judges/60%: