From Endurance to Dressage
My prize for "winning" the helmet story contest
Riders4Helmets recently ran a contest for the "best" helmet story. Photos of the "event" were required. I submitted my own story from last summer's wreck, and it was selected as one of the top three picks! To see the complete list of winners, click here.
I'd like to say a big thank you to Riders4Helmets for the embroidered dressage pad that they awarded me for my helmet story. To show support for their cause, here are some facts and myths about helmets that I found on Troxel's Blog page. To see Troxel's original post, click here. Troxel supported International Helmet Awareness Day, June 11, 2011.
Top Ten Helmet Facts and Myths
Five Facts About Riding and Helmets ...
And Now, Five Myths About Riding and Helmets ...
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%: