From Endurance to Dressage
I blogged about renewing my 2015 Dressage memberships last month. I finally chose which associations to join, but my decision was largely influenced by the new guy, Izzy Zweibrücker.
Getting him on my team roster added a bit more to my membership costs than I was expecting, so Speedy won't be getting any Arabian Horse registry recognition this year.
So what was the final cost you ask? A hefty $210. Bucks. Dollars. Smackaroos. Here is the break down …
We're all show eligible, but we're not all quite ready to enter the show ring. Speedy thinks he's a rock star (and I think he's a rock star), but another month or so of work should have the judges thinking so as well. Izzy Zweibrücker still has a long way to go. Hopefully I'll have update sometime this week. Thank goodness the show season is a month or two away!
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%: