From Endurance to Dressage
I don't know about you all, but one of my favorite Christmas gifts to myself is riding on Christmas afternoon. And since I am on barn duty for a few days, no one complains when I leave the house for a few hours. After all, I have to clean stalls and check on everybody!
I got an early Christmas gift thanks to Tracy from Fly on Over who orchestrated the Blogger Gift Exchange. And like most of you, I started ripping the box open before I thought to take any pictures. By the way, the gift exchange was a ton of fun, and I hope Tracy will do it again next year.
While Hubby was peering over my shoulder asking who sent it, I quickly recovered my wits and grabbed my camera to document my cool gifts! Many thanks to Appy Does Dressage who writes the blog, Musings from LogDog Acres, for a boxful of awesomeness!
Inside, I found a bag of horse treats (they went into my barn bag immediately for prompt dispensation), a horse pin, a hand made wreath created from the very precious tail hairs of Appy's appaloosa, and a brand new stock tie. The blog post about what happened with the stock tie will come soon. Here's a sneak preview: Imagine Hubby, a Youtube video, an hour later …
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas with your loved ones; the bipeds and the quadrupeds!
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
2022 Completed …
(*) Tehachapi 5/22/22
(*) Tehachapi 7/24/22
(***) Tehachapi 8/28/22
2023 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
3 Scores/2 Judges/60%:
Score 1: 62.115%