From Endurance to Dressage
Over the weekend, I was sent my stabling information from the championship show organizer, all eleven pages of it! I am not kidding; eight of the pages are spreadsheets with tiny rows listing who is assigned to what stall. Thank goodness it was done alphabetically or I would have never found my barn.
The last three pages of the stabling information contained maps of the sixteen barns used for the show. Eight of the barns have 42 - 50 stalls each. The other eight barns are much smaller with 10 - 20 stalls each. That's a lot of horses.
We're in Barn A, stall 7, which has only 20 stalls. I think I am grateful to be in one of the smaller barns, depending on its location. If your stall is in the middle of one of the big barns, it can be tricky to get your stuff unloaded without having to carry it a mile. Hopefully, this barn is situated in such a way that we can pull up and unload without too much dragging of the things - speaking mostly of hay, shavings, and feed.
I couldn't find a key or legend, but I am pretty sure the blue stalls are the stallions, the red ones indicate mares, and the white are for geldings and tack stalls.
I've tried to find a grounds map of the Los Angles Equestrian Center (LAEC) so I can get an idea of where the barns are in relation to the six rings (including the Equidome) and warm-up areas that we'll be using. That's something that LAEC doesn't seem to have on its website.
More 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.
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