From Endurance to Dressage
I love how quickly Centerline Scores updates their data! I've "chat" with Jay Stevens, creator of CenterlineScores.com, a few times and know he works hard to get new data entered as quickly as possible. If you don't participate in USDF-rated shows, Centerline Scores probably isn't a very useful tool for you (yet!). In case you haven't been to the site, here's how it works.
Enter a horse or rider's name. I'll let you enter Hilda Gurney or Steffen Peter's name as they're much more interesting to play around with.
Here's what you get when my name is entered.
The first thing that comes up is a nice summary page. Beside my name, at the top, is listed the highest score that I've received at the highest level that I've ridden. Next comes my USDF show experience (excluding Introductory Level Tests), and my median scores at Training Level. I am working hard to raise that number.
Even though Sydney has been shown, I haven't taken him to a USDF-rated show so only Speedy G's name appears (G Ima Starr FA) as the horse I am currently riding. My "medals" are translucent since I haven't earned any scores at First Level. As you earn medal scores, the medals darken in chunks until they are completely filled once the final score is earned. Maybe I'll get that first little "chunk" on the bronze next year!
Beneath all of that is a place for USDF Rider Awards. I have an entry here with my USDF Rider Performance Award, but there's definitely room for more.
If you go to the horses link, you'll get a page that lists each horse you've ridden and the minimum/maximum score he earned. My horse list is really small since it's only Speedy that I've shown at USDF-rated shows. Here's what that page looks like.
My Levels page is equally small since the Introductory Tests don't appear (bummer, as I have some USDF scores in the 70s for Intro), and I have only shown Training Level. I am a little bit surprised to see that in just over a year I have ridden 29 USDF-rated tests.
The next two links are the ones that I find the most helpful, Tests and All Scores. The Tests page shows the minimum and maximum scores earned at each test of the level. Since I've only shown Training Level, I only have scores for Tests 1 - 3. I can see what my lowest score was at Test 1 and what my highest score was at Test 2 and how many times I've ridden each test.
The All Scores link shows all scores earned (accurately) since 2003. There are some scores that go back to 1993, but the data is incomplete. This doesn't concern me however, as I was busy doing endurance races during those years and finishing high school before that. As short as it is, my list is too long to fit in a single screen shot, so here's the list pieced together.
You might notice that the colors for the scores change. The highest scores are dark green (even into the 80s) while scores in the 50s turn yellowish. Scores in the 40s are a light red.
Centerline Scores is a great tool for analyzing your score results. When I feel discouraged, I like to visit the site because it clearly shows me that we are making steady progress. I can see medals in my future; I see a lot more green scores than yellow; and that 67% next to my name looks pretty good right now.
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%: