From Endurance to Dressage
I've written about the California Dressage Society's Regional Adult Amateur Competition a bunch of times. But in case you missed it, here's the run down:
Even though I live in the central region, I'll be showing in the Southern RAAC. The Central RAAC was too early in the year, and it was quite a ways north. Southern RAAC is just over 100 miles from here, and Chemaine will be there. I also have several friends who will be at the Southern RAAC, so it was an easy choice. Southern RAAC is being held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center (LAEC).
The RAAC is being held within the Cool August Nights Show (CDS/USDF/USEF) which means there were some interesting class choices being held. I'll be riding First Level Test 3 three times! I signed up for the regular AA class as a warm up and then of course there is the actual RAAC class, also First Level test 3. And just for the extra experience, I entered the Green Horse class for horses with no more than five blues at that level at rated shows.
Wish us luck, and I'll see you all 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%: