From Endurance to Dressage
I can't help it. I am also not sorry. And really, with the price of these, I don't feel at all guilty. Esprit Equestrian is my new go-to for comfortable, cute, and affordable breeches. I now own four pairs (hunter green PROs, black Classics, white PRO 2.0, and mahogany Classics), and I will own more before I am through. The white Classics are next on the list. I was jonesing bad for the mahogany pair, and I finally had the extra $64.99 left over from the month of October to buy them guilt free.
When I opened that cute little candy corn package, I whooped in delight. The mahogany was even more luscious than I was hoping for. It is a true maroon - blood red, deep, and moody. I knew what to expect from the fit as I already have the black Classics, but one never knows. I shouldn't have worried. It might be my imagination, but this color does feel slightly thicker than the Classics, but if it is, it is only marginally so and in a good way.
The Classics check off every single one of my boxes. And If I am going to pay for a pair of breeches and order a second or fourth pair, they have to earn five stars all the way down the list.
If you do decide to get a pair, use the code Bakersfielddressage for a one time 5% discount. Hey, every bit helps, and it should cover your shipping costs. I've already used the code so it doesn't help me, but that doesn't stop me from ordering. In fact, the black surcingle belt is calling my name. As soon as it is back in stock, I'll be adding it to my growing collection of Esprit Equestrian Wear.
Do I want to stop? Nah. My closet has some new space since I chucked a few old things. One in, one out!
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%: