From Endurance to Dressage
Not exactly CASH money, but close enough! I have a Dover credit card with which I earn sporadic gift certificates. A credit card that gave me airline miles would have probably been more useful, but getting these babies is FUN. I just need to forget the fact that I have to spend $2,500 to earn just one, $10.00 gift certificate. This little pile of woohoo took me months to earn and $7,500 in purchases.
Before my mom freaks out, I do not owe anything on this card; I just charge stuff and then pay it back at the end of the month so that I can earn points, but it takes me forEVER to earn anything. And once I do earn a gift certificate, it takes me just as long to decide what to spend it on!
I decided to replace my Roeckl Chester riding gloves with my $30.00 in gift certificates. At $48.99 a pair, they're not exactly cheap which explains why my current pair is very threadbare, holey, and rather faded. With my "discount," I paid a less painful $23.94 (darn shipping!). They're not here yet as I only ordered them earlier in the week, but I am looking forward to using a pair of gloves that don't have holes in the fingers.
The Roeckl Chester Gloves come in some nice color combos; my first pair were all black, and I also have a pair of white ones for showing. This time I ordered the black with brown trim. I know these are on the pricier end of the spectrum, but I can afford it, and I really like them. I think they're worth the money, especially with a gift certificate.
If only they had some purple detailing ...
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%: