From Endurance to Dressage
At my house, horse stuff is mostly limited to my office. I have managed to place a few equestrian themed objects around the rest of the house, particularly in my reading room, but for the most part, I honor my husband's request that the bulk of it stays in my office.
When I started working from home last August, I realized my office needed a redo. I had never actually had adult furniture in my office before, so the "makeover" was due. Besides getting a new desk, chair, and credenza, I rearranged all of the artwork on my walls. My favorite piece was a large canvas taken of Speedy from our last show together.
I've since ordered quite a few canvases from photos my husband or I have taken. I like Easy Canvas Prints; they're cheap, the quality has always been excellent, and delivery is pretty quick. The large 24" by 36" canvases, like the one I just bought, cost right around $48.
I absolutely love these canvases. As soon as I walk into my office, they're the first thing I see. When I sit at my desk and think, I gaze at them as though they're windows looking towards what I'd rather be doing.
It has taken me a long time to get images of Izzy worth framing, now I am running out of wall space.
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%: