From Endurance to Dressage
My new favorite breeches, Esprit Equestrian Wear, are on sale. And yes, I bought a pair. Yes, I have an addiction. Either that, or I am a hoarder. Better yet, I am a collector! So, far, I have a pair of hunter green PROs (which are no longer available), white PRO 2.0s, mahogany Classics, and black Classics. I also have a dark grey surcingle belt which happens to be on sale.
With the Presidents' Day sale, I was finally able to justify ordering a fifth pair. While the PROs are very cute, their lower rise gives me the feeling that I have to hoist up my pants now and then. The PRO 2.0s have fixed that problem, but for now, they only come in white and black. Since I already have a black pair of these tights, I went with the navy Classics which are my hands down favorite for fit and comfort, and the genius thigh pocket makes them a no brainer for me. Oh, and I threw in another surcingle belt - on sale!, this time in black.
If you're looking for a comfortable pair of tights/breeches, get these; you won't be disappointed, but hurry. Today is the last day of the sale.
The Classics in white/grey are still calling my name.
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%: