From Endurance to Dressage
I know, hard to fathom. I am the queen of very plain black and white. My pal, Cha Ching's mom, laughed at my Nike Fuel band (definitely a blog post coming about THAT). Of course it's the black one, she teased. It comes in many colors and styles, but Hubby (smartly) chose the unobtrusive black one for me.
So why the bling now?
Well, I had a crappy day. Really crappy. Some retail therapy was in order, and a reader (Okay, it was AMANDA!) simply stated that Speedy needed some bling. Except she used much cooler vernacular and basically proved that I am clearly a dodgy old lady … and a conservative one at that!
So after boo-hooing for a bit, remember that I had had a very bad day, I decided to order Speedy some BLING in the form of a browband. But since this is me, dodgy old lady, I chose the most conservative one that I could find. But, bling is bling. Right?
I had to start with clinchers. There was no way I could go for crystals. Nope. Ain't happening. Yet. The day may come, but for now, this is the best I can do.
I mentioned the other day that I had bought Speedy his own Micklem Bridle. I should have been a bit more clear. I ordered him a Micklem. It has yet to arrive. So, my thinking is that if I am doing a new bridle, maybe I should bling it up a bit at the same time. Hopefully, the new Micklem will arrive at the same time as the quasi-blingy brow band.
Watch out world - I am getting my crazy ON!
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
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2023 Show Schedule
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2023 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
Qualifying Training Level
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