From Endurance to Dressage
My entry for the May 7th, Golden Empire Arabian Horse Society Spring Open Dressage Show (triple-rated) is in the mail! Entries close today, so if yours isn't in, hurry up! I used the new "fillable" entry form. All I can say is ...
These new "fillable" entries (CDS form seen down below) are REALLY cool! Open ... make sure it opens in Adobe ... and type in your info. It's super easy and much faster than handwriting all that stuff repeatedly! When using the handwritten form, you become tempted to write none or homeless as you fill out your name and address for the THIRD time!
Some of you know me so you know I like things NEAT and tidy. Really? Yes, I do (said very emphatically)! So this really tickles me. Typed, neat, and very ... professional.
You can't save the document once it's filled, but you can print out all the stuff that's not going to change, like your address, and then hand write the things that will change, like your horse or tests ridden.
I have the entries here, too if you want to check them out later.
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%: