From Endurance to Dressage
While we consider ourselves to be fairly techie at my house, we also operate under the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality. That means that we still have DSL at our house. Sort of. Last weekend, our modem 11-year old modem finally gave up the ghost.
When I went to replace said modem, I was met with the reality that we are quite a ways behind the eight ball. Replacement modems of the sort that I need are no longer readily available on retail shelves. My internet provider had one, for a whopping $100, but the decision was made to simply upgrade to a cable connection.
So. This morning, my DSL light blinked a steady red warning which meant I was forced to write a quick post from somewhere else. I have more to share about Expo, and I definitely want to reply to your comments. I also have some posts about Izzy trying to kill himself (spoiler alert: he's fine) and reviews about my new boots and breeches, but my updated internet service won't be hooked up until Monday afternoon.
With that, have a great three day weekend, and I will see you all on Tuesday!
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%: