From Endurance to Dressage
Lovely Painting, Lovely Artist
Here is the painting donated to GEAHS's Open Dressage Show's Silent Auction. It is truly life sized at 3' 6" x 3' 6". It is framed in black which contrasts beautifully with the horse's tack and black points. The painting will be available for auction this Saturday, May 7, 2011.
The artist is Tomi Glover, a local equestrian and master of all things that can be done with your hands. She gardens, builds, constructs, designs, and repurposes anything you can think of. She is truly a "Jill-of-all-trades." If you would like to see more of her work, she can be reached at 661-872-8396.
I had seen some of Tomi's work on Facebook as well as around the barn. I knew about the silent auction and decided to ask Tomi if she would be willing to do a small equestrian piece for the show. I quickly added that I would pay for her supplies as I know these things can get fairly costly. Not only did she refuse to allow me to purchase the supplies, she generously volunteered to use her own hand-stretched canvas and then even built the frame. It is so gratifying to have such gracious people in my life. I only hope that I can do something equally as kind for her.
By the way, here is the original model. Amazing work isn't it? I am definitely considering commissioning a portrait of Speedy G!
2/6/2012 09:58:42 am
This is really an awesome equestrian artwork. I am glad to hear that you donated this artwork.
2/6/2012 10:26:58 am
I am glad you like it! It was quite a lovely painting.
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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.
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