From Endurance to Dressage
Nothing big. Nothing fancy. Just wanted to let you know that we, yes, there's a we this time, are heading to the Regional Adult Amateur Competition and El Sueno Championship Show. If you'll remember from yesterday, my mom is here with me to keep me company.
We spent Thursday packing the trailer and cleaning up Speedy. Mom also sat in the shade and watched me school both boys. She spent my entire saddle time oohing and aahing over how beautiful Speedy is and how lovely I ride. I gave her a few, aw shucks, Mom. But you know I was grinning from ear to ear.
We'll be on the road by 8:00 a.m., and if traffic permits, we should pull in by 11:00, just in time to unload and have lunch. Both of my Saturday rides are in the 9:00 - 10:00 range which gives me all afternoon to watch. Hilda Gurney will be riding Wintersnow, which will be a treat to watch. On Sunday, I ride in the morning and then late in the day. The Honor Round and Awards Ceremony don't start until somewhere around 4:30 so we won't get home until rather late on Sunday evening.
Wish us well; I really need some good juju right now! Have a great weekend.
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%: