From Endurance to Dressage
I just realized that my posts are probably too long, too frequent, and have too much information. Sorry! I just have so much to say. I am sure your're thinking, Couldn't you say it just a bit faster since I have to get to work?
I actually have quite a few posts waiting in line to publish, but I'll hold off for a day or two and let you take a breather.
I follow two other blogs, Boots and Saddles and Behind the Bit, and if they get too long I just skim through the interesting parts and ignore the rest. Feel free to skim and ignore.
To keep this short as promised, here's a little update: still very excited about the show next week and Speedy gets to go to the vet today for his regular spring visit. We LOVE seeing our vet.
More info about both later. Enjoy your day!
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%: