From Endurance to Dressage
My mom sent me a gift card for the Riding Warehouse. It didn't take me too long to use it up. She loves to buy me horse stuff, so she was a bit peeved that I didn't publish a Dear Santa post this year. She gets gift ideas from my blog, but since I didn't do a wish list this year, she had no idea what to get me for my birthday. No worries, Mom. The gift card worked quite well. Thanks!
Besides the always necessary Mane 'N Tail, saddle cleaning/conditioning products, and sheath cleaner, I splurged on a new pair of DSB boots and the Goode Rider ruffle front shirt that I wanted back in the fall. Sometimes it's hard to buy this kind of stuff when it's your money.
Sheath cleaner, really?! Since it wasn't really my money, I tossed it in the cart. It made me feel kind of rich, actually. I usually have to space those kinds of things out. A little sheath cleaner here, some Mane 'N Tail there. But for this order, I threw it all in the cart and let someone else pay for it!
The boots look super cute on Speedy - sorry there is no photo, and I can't wait to wear the shirt without needing a stock tie. I am not particularly looking forward to using the leather care products and the sheath cleaner, but it's nice to have my supply re-stocked.
It was a great birthday gift, Mom. Thanks!
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%: