From Endurance to Dressage
Just about the time I think I have everything possible there is to own, I prove myself wrong. I recently came across a few things from the Riding Warehouse that I simply had to have.
Did you happen to notice the shirt I was wearing during my recent lesson? If not, you can see it in the photo above. Nice, huh?! It's the Horze Women's Trista UV Sun Functional Top/Shirt. I bought it in navy, but It comes in four other colors: blue, pink, white, and yellow.
I'll be totally honest. I bought it because it was cheapish. At $29.95 (cheaper since I used a Riding Warehouse discount), I was just hoping it was at least comfortable if not particularly high tech. At that price point, I didn't expect anything too technical. Boy was I wrong!
This thing is amazing! It is exceptionally lightweight without feeling flimsy, and as advertised, it is quick drying. It definitely feels like sportswear, rather than just being cute, so I didn't feel bad sweating in it. The fit is dead on without being boxy or too clingy. It feels ladylike while still covering up some of the (ahem) chunky.
With summer just around the corner, this is an awesome addition to my hot weather attire. I like that it has UV 30+ protection. I love my long sleeved sun shirts, but on the hottest days, even those are too hot to wear.
Now I just need to order it in another color ... or two or three!
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
*** SCEC 10/15-16/22
2022 Completed …
(*) Tehachapi 5/22/22
(*) Tehachapi 7/24/22
(***) Tehachapi 8/28/22
2023 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
Qualifying Training Level
3 Scores/2 Judges/60%:
Score 1: 62.115%