From Endurance to Dressage
Side Note: thank you so much for all the zipper feedback! You guys definitely offered some great suggestions as well as good things to be cautious of - staining my white breeches and white horse. I'll be doing some research and testing this next week of Freedom!
One of the perks of my job is the vacation days. When the bell rings at 12:35 this afternoon, I will officially be on Spring Break. And to make the week off even sweeter, we get next Monday off too.
With nothing but nice weather in the forecast (beyond today and tomorrow anyway), I am looking forward to mid-morning rides without feeling rushed or tired. I am even hoping to drive down to Simi Valley for a lesson with Chemaine Hurtado, owner and trainer at Symphony Dressage Stables.
Now, I just need everybody to stay sound. With horses ... you just never know!
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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%: