From Endurance to Dressage
I am such a sucker for those email blasts from SmartPak. I get one nearly every day. They're the ones that give you steep discounts off particular products. I think they've figured out which ones I go for and which ones I ignore because lately, I've used every single one.
Today's One Day Only sale is on SmartPak's own Eqology line of clothing. The pieces in the collection are moisture wicking and breathable. I've had my eye on the color blocked shirt for a while, but I wasn't too excited about paying $50 for a t-shirt. I can get the same thing at Kohl's for half the price which I actually just did.
When this offer showed up in my morning email, I decided to take another look at the shirts. While I do plenty of riding in work-out gear, tops designed for riders are always a little better as the cut tends to be longer - something runners don't need. When I calculated the price of the Space Dyed Shirt, it came out to $28. After throwing some fly spray and two pair of socks into my cart, the order qualified for fast and free shipping. I hit submit order.
I've found that SmartPak will usually extend these one day only sales a few extra days, but just in case they really mean it this time, get yours early! I bought it in blue/green. Which one did you get?
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%: