From Endurance to Dressage
I ordered two new fly masks with embroidery ... twice, but SmartPak had some problems with the order ... twice. They're only fly masks, and the truth is they're barely going to make it through the summer as it is. Even so, when I saw how cute Speedy's turned out, I was a bit disappointed that Izzy's doesn't have his name on it too.
My barn owner uses the same brand of fly mask, so I thought it was very opportune that SmartPak offered free embroidery. Speedy's is now clearly marked, but I had to label Izzy's in some way too. It looks a bit ghetto, but I dragged out a Sharpie marker and did my best. Now, there won't be a question as to whose mask is whose.
If I can find an embroidery shop in town that has a quick turn around, I might try and get Izzy's done too. Hopefully the Sharpie will fade because if it doesn't, the whole thing will look even more ghetto than it already does.
Until it gets dirty and tattered, I am enjoying the cuteness. How could you say no to this face?
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%: