From Endurance to Dressage
I swore I was just going to post photos as this post is very self explanatory, but you know me; I always have something to say.
Five years ago, I bought a pair of Dublin River Boots. Oh, how I pined for those boots.
It's rare that something longed for lives up to the amount of yearning spent in the wishing. In this case, it was money well spent.
I have loved those boots even more than I longed for them. Recently, the soles of my beloved boots suffered a pretty catastrophic fail. While they're still wearable, they won't be for long.
For Christmas, I received a very welcomed gift card to our favorite online retailer, the Riding Warehouse. That gift card barely made the flight home. In no time at all a brand new pair of boots were on their way.
This time around, I bought the Dublin Pinacle II's, and they are even nicer than my first pair. They run $184.85, but with my trusty discount, they were $157.21 plus tax. With my gift card, they were nearly free.
They say money can't buy happiness, but as every equestrian knows, that's a lie.
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%: