From Endurance to Dressage
You might get tired of this series as it might take me the whole week to share how it went. This morning, I am tired and don't have much time to share. In fact, I am writing as I pack my lunch and make my breakfast!
Everything went great, Speedy was a champ, and maybe best of all, I spent the weekend with the nicest people. Sarah, of Eventing in Color, came to the clinic to meet me! She is a lovely, lovely person and gave me some excellent feedback after my Sunday ride. Please check out her blog to read more about her OTTB Hemie. I got to meet him, too!
The ladies of the Ventura County Chapter of the California Dressage Society are simply fantastic. I have never been made to feel so welcome at an event. The property owner sought me out several times to see if I needed anything and then even made a point of inviting me back in June.
The riders and their friends and spouses went to dinner on Saturday evening. I was so pleased to have been invited, and then to prove that they could be an even nicer group than I thought, Jen, the clinic coordinator drove me to dinner and then brought me all the way back to farm.
Enough for today. Here are a couple of photos.
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%: