From Endurance to Dressage
My show season has ended which means that taking care of my truck is harder to do. While I am using it every other weekend for shows and clinics, I keep the battery fully charged, the gas tank full, and the outside pretty clean. Once the season is over, my truck just sits there without getting used.
One week might go by, and then another will pass, and before I know what has happened, my truck's been sitting in the same spot gathering dust for a month. This is when the battery starts to get sluggish, dirt cakes the windshield, and spiders build their webs around my tires.
I think Blue Truck has already reached the neglected stage. I drove it just a week or so ago. Or was it two weeks ago? It might even be three weeks now that I think about it. Fortunately, Sydney and I will be going to an overnight clinic this month which means Blue Truck will get some tender loving care in the form of a bath and some fuel.
My goal for this fall and winter: drive Blue Truck once a week, wash it once a month, and keep the tank at least half full.
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%
2022 Show Season
(r) Ride-a-Test Clinic
(Q) Must Qualify
2022 Shows Schedule
(*) Tehachapi 5/22/22
2022 Completed …
2022 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
2 Scores/1 Judges/60%: