From Endurance to Dressage
No, it's not his birthday, but it has been four whole years since Speedy G joined my little family. Where does the time go? I've written about each of my horses. Except him. Even Sydney has had his story told and he's only been with me since July. There's no offense meant, Speedy G. I'm working on it, and your story will be ready soon. Hopefully by January.
It's not as though I don't have the time, obviously I do as I write a blog post daily. Writing the story of each horse's life with me has been difficult because there is too much to be said. I could write thousands of words for each one, but no one wants to read about every experience. So, I write, and I edit, and edit some more. Even with the multiple edits, each story has turned out to be rather voluminous. Speedy's is looking to be so as well.
In any case, won't you raise a glass and join me in toasting my Speedy pony? Here's to many more, Dude!
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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%: