From Endurance to Dressage
Rider Performance Award
While at the El Sueno show, I earned the final score necessary to apply for the USDF Rider Performance Award at Training Level. The award is not automatically given; the rider must apply for the award. I cut and pasted the following images from the USDF 2013 Member Guide.
I submitted my fee and application on Friday. I don't know how long it will take to receive the certificate and patch, but just knowing I finally earned it is reward enough. Now, of course, I am a bit goal-less as the next award is at First Level. It will be at least a few months or more before we start showing at that level.
Yesterday, while I was checking USDFscores.com (quite clunky to use, I might add), I saw that the award is already listed. Maybe my certificate and patch will arrive sooner than expected!
4/25/2013 01:05:17 am
Very exciting! Congratulations :)
4/25/2013 11:18:11 am
4/25/2013 11:18:39 am
Thanks, Kelly. Not a medal, but you have to start somewhere!
4/25/2013 11:19:37 am
I have all of my endurance patches framed so I'll probably do something similar. But since I am not sure what it actually looks like, I'll have to wait and see. :0)
4/25/2013 11:20:13 am
Thanks, Lauren. Small potatoes, I know, but at least I am in the kitchen! :0)
4/25/2013 12:03:56 pm
Oh so very exciting! Congratulations and a job well done! You are such an inspiration!
4/25/2013 10:28:27 pm
I wouldn't go that far, Sandra, but thanks for the well wishes. It's a small atta girl, but an atta girl none-the-less! :0)
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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%: