From Endurance to Dressage
Well, that's not entirely true. While I was stuck at home sick, my credit card got a workout, but it was all house stuff. I redid the bedding in two bedrooms, bought two arm chairs (and last night ordered a third), and topped it all off with two new tables - a side table and a sitting down for cocktails table. I must have had Noah on the brain - two of everything!
After spending all that "free" money, I was forced to resist every one of Riding Warehouse's 12 Days of Christmas deals. Believe me, it wasn't easy. And then, just when I thought I'd make it to the New Year, THIS showed up.
This is my favorite kind of sale because the discount is automatically applied at check out. You don't have to remember to enter a promo code, which I have forgotten to do. Luckily for me, Santa delivered a $50 gift card to spend at the Riding Warehouse, so I was finally able to benefit from the post-Christmas sale.
Not that splurging requires any type of justification, but for the record, I did use my money for things that needed replacing such as ...
It probably occurred to me to buy this because my last bottle ran out just yesterday. I use a variety of leather cleaners and conditioners, but I like this stuff for removing the gunk that builds up beneath my boot on my saddle's panels.
Our winters are too warm for jackets while riding, so my vests get a lot of wear. Since I already own two, I don't need a new one. Both of mine are fleece though, so when it's damp out, they get a bit damp as well. One of my vests is also on the small side (too much good food and wine?). The other has suffered some damage caused by equine teeth. The zipper is bent, and it has a large patch on the front. Like I said, the teeth are a problem. I'll still continue to wear it, but it will be nice to have a more weather proof version.
These need no justification. They're all I wear now, and they earned me free shipping. My final bill was $54.72 with free shipping. Aind since RW offers such fast shipping, it will probably get here today. Sometimes I wonder how Riding Warehouse can offer such great bargains.
If you're not a Riding Warehouse shopper, you must hate bargains, excellent customer service, and fast shipping. What's wrong with you?!?!? I am kidding of course. You're probably just as much a fan as I am. Speaking of which ... my birthday's coming up. I better start refilling my cart.
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 Second Level. 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%
2021 Show Season
(r) Ride-a-Test Clinic
(Q) Must Qualify
2021 Pending …
2021 Completed …
10/24-25 SCEC (***)
11/7-11/8 SB (***)
2021 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
2nd Level Qualifying
3 Scores/2 Judges/60%:
Score 1: 60.610% Bhathal
2nd Level Qualifying
5 Scores/4 Judges/61%:
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