From Endurance to Dressage
I got turned on to Roeckl riding gloves a few years ago when a friend gifted me a pair that didn't fit her. I know they're pricey, but they are so worth it. Since that first pair, I haven't even considered riding in anything else.
I started with a plain black pair, but when those wore out, I bought a cute black pair with brown detailing. In the meantime, I also bought a white pair for showing. When the black and brown pair wore out, I moved on to the navy with white piping. Those have been my favorite, hands down.
My navy Roeckls have been showing some serious wear though, and I am even starting to get some thin holes on the palm side. It's been time for a new pair for a while. The problem with Roeckls is that while they are AMAZING, they also cost the same as a month's supply of LMF feed. Or what it costs to trim Speedy's feet. Or half the cost of a local show entry.
Yeah. They're aren't something I like to buy frequently. A second problem was that Riding Warehouse (the cheapest place for everything) doesn't carry them in the color I want - navy with white piping. Until now! Yep, that's right. I sent the lovely ladies over at RW an email and asked if they might pretty please think about adding some new colors to their Roeckl line up. I can't say I was surprised when I got a follow up email saying they would work on it. That's just how they are.
Over the weekend, the two-tone navy blue gloves and the cute black with red piping ($49.95) were added to Riding Warehouse's Roeckl collection. Guess what's now on its way to Bakersfield?
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 7/24/22
(*) Tehachapi 8/28/22
2022 Completed …
(*) Tehachapi 5/22/22
2022 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
2 Scores/1 Judges/60%: