From Endurance to Dressage
Today is my birthday. I don't have a wish list. There are a few things that I'd like, of course, but really, I am good. I live an unbelievably blessed life and feel that I have gifts enough in my adorable husband, goofy dog, and
super awesome horses.
Mary Baker Eddy says in her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "Are we really grateful for the good already received? Then we shall avail ourselves of the blessings we have, and thus be fitted to receive more."
Here are 50 equestrian things I am grateful to have already done.
There are certainly other things that I hope to do some day (go to Churchill Downs to see the Derby in Person, ride in other countries, better my riding, etc.), but it's hard to ask for more. I have truly been blessed in this life.
How about you? Are you grateful for the good you've already received? Do you have a list of things you've been blessed to do? Share 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
2023 Completed …
2023 Qualifying Scores
Regional Adult Amateur Competition (RAAC)
Qualifying Training Level
3 Scores/2 Judges/60%: