From Endurance to Dressage
I took some time last weekend to give my truck and trailer some TLC. You saw a photo the other day of my very dirty truck.
First up, I took Blue Truck into town for fuel and a wash.
Then I fueled-up the generator and gave the living quarters a thorough vacuum and wipe down. While I hauled Sydney to several lessons and shows in August and September, I haven't camped in the trailer since July. It was pretty dusty. Worse were the dead flies that always accumulate near the bed. Yuck!
After the floor and other surfaces were clean, I fired up the stove top (no explosions this time) and did a few other system checks. Thankfully, everything seems to be in good working order. I also filled my traveling hay bag as well as my bale bag and feed bin.
I wanted to be fully prepared for the Susanne von Dietze Clinic.
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%: