From Endurance to Dressage
A map!!! I have a map! Thank you so very much, Poniegirle!!! She found a map on the Griffith Park Horse Rentals site. I should have thought of that, but I just figured if Los Angeles Equestrian Center (LAEC) didn't have a map of their own show grounds, who would?
Apparently, Griffith Park Horse Rentals needs to give folks directions, so they have a map of LAEC's grounds, and here it is!
While the map is F-A-N-T-S-T-I-C, I am still a bit lost. I know I am in Barn A, but I know LAEC has permanent horse stalls so I don't know if this barn A is the right barn A.
I know I have an RV spot, but I don't know which spot. Are the spots on the left better, or are the spots in the middle of everything the place to be?
And while my 15 pages of day sheets list the names of the six rings, the map just says "show ring." That's not very helpful!
But, oh! The bridle path … how cool will that be? Speedy will love being able to walk around the whole facility, especially since we have one day where we don't show at all. I can ride that loop to our heart's content. And I will!
We're one day closer … I am getting excited!
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 Second Level. 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%
2021 Show Season
(r) Ride-a-Test Clinic
(Q) Must Qualify
2021 Pending …
2021 Completed …
10/24-25 SCEC (***)
11/7-11/8 SB (***)
2021 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
2nd Level Qualifying
3 Scores/2 Judges/60%:
Score 1: 60.610% Bhathal
2nd Level Qualifying
5 Scores/4 Judges/61%:
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