From Endurance to Dressage
I ordered a third Piper t-shirt, the black one. Let me just say, these are my new favorite shirts. I already reviewed the Piper t-shirts a week or so ago, but that was before I actually gave them a solid wearing. To really test the shirt, I wore the same one to the barn for three days in a row. (Ew ... gross!)
Had it been summer in Bakersfield, I couldn't have done it as the shirt would have been totally disgusting, but it was in the mid-70s, and I wasn't doing too much sweating. By the end of the third wearing, the shirt was a little dirty, but it looked almost as fresh as the first day. It kept it's shape, and somehow resisted stains and dirt marks.
I wore the pink one to work and loved how silky it felt. These shirts hang really nicely, stay tucked in, keep their shape, and launder really well. For ten bucks and some change, I am considering buying a second set just to keep as non-barn shirts.
SmartPak, you hit a home-run with this product! Now, can you make it in all the Piper Breeches colors?
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%: