From Endurance to Dressage
Hey there! Long time no see! You have no idea how unbearable life can be without the internet. Seriously. Sometime over Monday night, our modem went kaput. A new one should arrive today, but you never know.
On top of no modem, my house is a fortress and gets really weak cellular service. I use wi-fi calling which means getting tech support was quite a challenge.
I am sitting in a junior high classroom right now, hijacking my district's wi-fi to get this post out. I have two days of classes to sit through as we launch the school year.
If all goes well, I'll be back tomorrow with a regular post. Tons has been happening, including a lesson, body work for me, and of course, Sunday's show. See you all tomorrow!
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%: