From Endurance to Dressage
Balanced (ball) Riding
You've heard me talk about Chemaine Hurtado as my "on the coast" trainer. I wish I could ride with her every week, but the three hour drive makes that a little hard to do. So … I am super pleased to share that Chemaine has started a YouTube video series that focuses on balanced riding through the use of the yoga ball!
Her first video is now available on YouTube, but to save you the trouble of doing a search, I've embedded it here for you to watch!
It felt like Chemaine was actually in my house giving me a lesson, especially since I watched it on our "Smart TV," which kept her life-sized!
I think you'll enjoy the video, and I know you'll find Chemaine charming and engaging. Enjoy!
3/6/2014 10:03:36 am
Very awesome video and very good way to instruct on the seat.
3/6/2014 10:50:18 am
Glad you liked it! She's an awesome trainer. :0)
3/9/2014 04:29:16 pm
I live up in Tehachapi & am taking lessons from a trainer up here on my APHA breeding stock paint, western pleasure bred hunter jumping kid packing now mama's dressage horse.. finally.. grey mare. That's a mouthful for sure.
3/9/2014 10:12:06 pm
Please come and introduce yourself at the next Tehachapi show! I'll be riding the coo coo for cocoa puffs big brown OTTTB! :0)
3/9/2014 11:03:23 pm
I definitely will and if the gray Coco registered name Images Sexy N Silver is ready, we'll be showing too!!
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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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Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
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