From Endurance to Dressage
I didn't know that a person could be this sick for this long. So far, I've missed an entire week of work, seen the doctor three times, and grown very attached to "my" spot on the couch.
While it feels as though I am dying, the doctor has assured that I will someday get better. To aid in that endeavor, I am confined to bedrest for most of this week, too.
To test my strength though, I did persuade my husband to drive me to the barn yesterday to feed my boys some carrots. I'll admit, I bohooed a bit. I hadn't seen them in more than a week, and I miss them. Fortunately they live outdoors in overly large paddocks so they're not cooped up while they wait for my return.
I'll be off air for this week as well since all I can think about is my next dose of Make Me Better Now, Dammit! Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty isn't getting it done.
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%: