From Endurance to Dressage
There are so many glove choices out there, but since I started riding in Roeckls more than six years ago, I haven't ridden in anything else. I know they're a wee bit pricey, but they are worth every penny. Just as an aside, Riding Warehouse is having a 20% off everything sale through today, so if you want a pair of Roeckls RIGHT NOW, you can get them for $39.96.
Besides the cute color combinations - I've had the navy with white (twice) and the black with brown, I love how they actually feel like skin. My skin. Once they're on, I completely forget that I'm wearing them. I can wear these all year long, too, even in our brutal summer heat. They're breathable, and they stay flexible even after washing. Oh, yeah, I throw these in the washing machine (air dry though), and they come out like brand new.
I've owned 6 pairs of Roeckls over the years; I even have a white pair for showing. My every day pair is navy with white piping, but I've been lusting after a pair of black with red piping. Guess what showed up in my mailbox the other day?
Since I am such a fan of these gloves, a Roeckl rep contacted me recently and asked if I would do a giveaway. Are you kidding? Of course! I love these gloves and am happy to share the love!
I rarely do giveaways, I think I've done two?, but this company makes a product that I truly love, so I am happy to spread the word. Since I don't do complicated, the rules for this giveaway are pretty simple.
1) The giveaway will run between now and Friday, September 7th.
2) Head over to Facebook and "Like" their page - Roeckl Equestrian.
3) Comment below and share whether or not you've owned a pair of Roeckl gloves (it won't affect your eligibility if you already love them). If you have, what did you like about them? If you haven't, why not?
4) Leave your email in the comment form so that I can contact you if you win. No one else can see your email address.
5) Since I like simple, over the weekend, I'll write everyone's name down on a slip of paper and have my husband pull two names out of a hat (or whatever I find laying around).
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 Second Level. 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%
2021 Show Season
(r) Ride-a-Test Clinic
(Q) Must Qualify
2021 Pending …
8/7-8 SCEC (***)
10/30-31 SCEC (***)
2021 Completed …
10/24-25 SCEC (***)
11/7-11/8 SB (***)
4/10-11 SCEC (***)
5/16-17 El Sueño (***)
6/26-27 SCEC (***)
7/17-18 El Sueño (***)
2021 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
2nd Level Qualifying
3 Scores/2 Judges/60%:
Score 1: 60.610% Bhathal
2nd Level Qualifying
5 Scores/4 Judges/61%:
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