From Endurance to Dressage
I've written about my compulsion to buy breeches. I swore, swore to myself, that I WOULD NOT buy another pair until at least summer. I have twenty-two pair already. Granted I don't really wear all twenty-two pair, but still. Who needs that many?!
And then this morning, just five minutes ago, this was in my email's inbox.
Damn you, SmartPak!!! How do they know this stuff? I couldn't resist. And as I sit here and type, I'm a little ticked at myself because I was committed to resist all of the amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that came through my inbox. I don't need anything, so I was resisting being swept up in the BUY BUY BUY attitude that is so pervasive in our society at this time of year.
I failed. But you have to admit that with free barn shipping and my USEF discount, getting a nice pair of breeches for $37.98, less than the advertised price, is a really tough deal to pass up. If you're interested, the deal is for today only, while supplies last.
Aw well, what's another $38.00?
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%: