From Endurance to Dressage
Nothing exciting. Just a doting owner who thinks her big brown Zweibrücker is super cute. I apologize in advance, but today, you simply get pictures of him being a goof ball.
For whatever reason, Izzy likes Laurel's turnout much more than he likes to be turned out in his home arena.
Her turn out space is under the trees, very close to her barn, so maybe he just likes the view there.
She also has a big water trough that stays cool, but it might be the cone.
I went to Home Depot over the weekend to buy him one of his own. They were surprisingly cheap at $15 a pop, so I bought two.
I am sure that they will lose their appeal within the next day or so now that he has one at home, but they were cheap, so it was worth it.
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
*** SCEC 10/15-16/22
2022 Completed …
(*) Tehachapi 5/22/22
(*) Tehachapi 7/24/22
(***) Tehachapi 8/28/22
2023 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
Qualifying Training Level
3 Scores/2 Judges/60%:
Score 1: 62.115%