From Endurance to Dressage
Yep. We're off to another show (CDS-rated). This is number 6 for the calendar year, but number 8 for the CDS show season. And two of them were two-day shows. We've been busy!
We're on our way to Tehachapi. It won't take us too long to get there as it's only about 55 miles.
I spent Saturday cleaning tack, loading the trailer, and bathing Speedy. I did a very nice job braiding his forelock and wanted to show it to you, but Speedy was being very uncooperative. In any case, here are a couple of pictures that I did manage to snap.
So ... wish us luck: no tire blowouts, no getting bucked off, no off course errors (real or imagined), and no scores under 60%. That last one's a biggie so you might have to wish really hard. See you tomorrow!
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%: