From Endurance to Dressage
Well ... no show times posted. Is this normal for most dressage shows? Again, my showing experience is limited to last year's Tehachapi shows and two shows in Clovis. The last two other shows that I've tried to attend have been canceled due to weather, and one of those posted the times on Thursday.
What is normal? I am not really complaining about it. Okay, yes, I am complaining, but it's because I like to REALLY plan. I like to rehearse and practice every detail of show day. That means picturing what time I'll get up in the morning to the time I need to be finished warming up. I know it sounds ... nit-picky, but it helps me to relax and feel some confidence.
Any advice? Get over it already? This is very normal? Pleeeeeese post the ride times soooooon!
In the meantime ... in between wind gusts and downpours I had a really nice bareback ride on Speedy G tonight. We are totally ROCKING the free walk! It sounds slightly lame to brag about walking when I've just gotten excited about a local rider achieving CHAMPION level with her Horse of the Year, but we all have to start somewhere, and for us ... that's the free walk. So I'll say it again ... We Rocked the Free Walk!
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
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Third Level: 62.105%
2023 Show Season
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2023 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
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