From Endurance to Dressage
Tehachapi Mountain Chapter is throwing itself into the world of merchandising. That's right, we now have stuff for sale! One of our first orders was for two new banners, one for the California Dressage Society to display, and one for us. With a newly designed logo, we are eager to slap it on anything that stands still!
We next ordered a huge pile of canvas swag bags. Our Treasurer/Secretary and Show Manager have been stuffing these handy little bags with all sorts of treats for our competitors. When the first supply went over so well, we ordered another set for next year.
While they may have taken longer than we would have liked to process - everything is backordered right now, our t-shirts also turned out great. The first batch we did were short sleeved, but we had our custom graphics shop do a small selection in long sleeves to see how they would sell. As much as I wanted to grab one for myself, we only ordered a few in each size, so I restrained myself. I did get a short sleeved t-shirt, so I'll wait until we order again.
Our cutest offering though is our new ball cap! This is a brand new product for us, and one that is already selling like crazy! Our model hat, the one New Generation Graphics did as a prototype, was immediately gifted to our show announcer as it was his idea to offer a ball cap. As soon as I listed the ball cap for sale on our facebook page, a bunch of people asked if we had any left. I sold four in the first 30 minutes. If you want one, and you're local - we're not shipping them, let me know as soon as possible.
Our chapter's year-end show gifts have also been finished and picked up, but we're keeping those a secret until our year-end celebration in early November. We've also embroidered a few saddle pads to see how our logo looks on those. Besides the t-shirts, hats, bags, and pads, what other things do riders want to have embroidered or silkscreened?
Send me your ideas, and we'll see what we can do!
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%