From Endurance to Dressage
I seem to buy a surprisingly large amount of my riding wardrobe from my local Target; I wrote about the great sock find here. I also buy my everyday riding socks as well as all of the unmentionables there, too. The active wear department seems to be synonymous with riding wear.
My favorite Target finds are riding tops. I have a few official riding shirts, but they were either gifts, or picked up from a clearance bin online. I am hard on my shirts so I have a hard time plunking down $50 for a top that's going to get really dirty, repeatedly. So each summer I hit my local Target for 4 or 5 sleeveless running shirts. They don't shrink, they move with you, and they're cheap!
I was doing some Christmas shopping over the weekend and happened to pass through the active wear department. Right away my eye was drawn to a hot pink running shirt with long sleeves. I bought three or four of these shirts last winter and loved them! When I saw the price tag, $14.99, I also grabbed the purple one right behind it.
I like these shirts because they hug your body like a second skin. A vest goes over them really nicely, and if it's a bit colder, they layer really comfortably under a sweater or jacket. Now, if only Target sold breeches, I'd be set!
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%: