From Endurance to Dressage
Post-publish edit: entry form has been updated.
This is completely local so rather than bore you, why don't you check out what's happening over at SprinklerBandits?
If you're still with me, I am just sharing Kern River's (Bakersfield's local CDS chapter) upcoming Ride-a-Test. The event is scheduled for October 20, 2012 at Quiet Creek Ranch. Mary Meyer, an "L" Program Graduate, will be judging. Quiet Creek Ranch is located at 331 Wegis Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93314.
If you're somewhat local, this is an excellent opportunity to get your horse and yourself out to a low stress event. You can come show ready including white breeches, coat, and a braided mane, or you can simply show up with the intention of schooling. I am bringing Sydney, but I'll be in schooling breeches, and he won't be braided.
Here's a photo from January's event ... I hope to see you there!
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
2022 Show Schedule
(*) Tehachapi 8/28/22
2022 Completed …
(*) Tehachapi 5/22/22
(*) Tehachapi 7/24/22
2022 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
2 Scores/1 Judges/60%: