From Endurance to Dressage
Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh
Why did the dinosaur cross the playground?
To get to the other slide.
Why didn't the skeleton cross the road?
He didn't have the guts.
Where did the King keep his armies?
Up his sleevies.
Why did the bird fly south for the winter?
It was too far to walk.
Why did the teacher pause at the road?
Because she couldn't remember which way to turn to get to the barn.
Things have been pretty crazy around here, but my 5th graders do a good job of keeping me entertained with the "morning corny." My riding has gone from six days a week to three if I am lucky. I didn't even bother going to the barn yesterday because of Mary's Little Lamb.
That story tomorrow.
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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%: