From Endurance to Dressage
You've no doubt already seen this video, but if you haven't, oh, man is it a good one. My stepmom shared it with me on Facebook over the weekend. We both laughed pretty hard. So did my horse racing addicted husband. Even my dad wanted the link.
My two favorite lines - "My Bank Account is way back in the pack, [...] Toilet Paper is nowhere to be seen." After you watch it once, watch it again and maybe even a third time. It took me several plays to get all of the jokes.
"Distance Learning stumbled out of the gate, and it looks like he won't be able to get back in it." Hilarious, and I am a teacher getting ready for my Tuesday morning Zoom meeting.
Which "horse" is your favorite?
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%: