From Endurance to Dressage
Rider Rating System
Jay Stevens, creator of Centerline Scores, has just come up with a new and brilliant idea. Well technically, it's an idea already used around the world, but it will be new for US dressage riders. He has devised a formula to rate riders, specifically those who are in the middle to upper levels.
I don't want to hijack his blog as he has explained the system and rationale better than I ever could. Normally, I have a lot to say about a lot of things, but this time, all I can say is WHAT HE SAID. Jay has explained his point quite well. If you're at all interested in how riders can be ranked, check out his blog here. It's worth the read; I promise.
On a different note, we're heading to the cabin again this weekend; we're in the middle of a construction project. See you on Monday.
10/24/2014 11:09:37 am
Me too, but I wish I the rating system went down to at least First Level. At the rate I'm going, I'll be 80 before I ever get that 2* star my name. :0)
I was waiting for you to post something about this!
10/27/2014 10:49:48 am
Since I am in no particular hurry to zoom through the levels, Jay's levels don't mean a lot to me as a rider. Yeah, it would be great to have that 2* by my name, but realistically it might never happen. What I do like about the rider rating system is that it gives us lowly little ammie peons another tool for selecting our trainers.
Yes, true, absolutely. It does take some of the BS out!
Sorry to post again, but I was thinking, haha. Probably after I get my bronze I will go back to showing 2nd 3 and 3rd 3 or something. I'd like to better my 3rd level average, and try to get a Dover Medal. That's a good reason to go back to second. And it's good practice holding the lead for 4th in a much lower pressure environment. 3rd has flying changes on the diagonals and no counter canter, 4th you have to hold the lead across diagonals and around short sides. 3 birds with one stone! 1*, Dover Medal, holding the lead practice!
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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.
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