From Endurance to Dressage
... said by a rider who recently forgot all of her clothes, boots, and helmet while heading to a "show." That is so not going to happen again. Click photos for larger view and captions.
My trailer's coat closet has been the home of spare towels, jackets, and winter gloves. It is now the permanent home of my show helmet and show tub (which stores breeches, stock tie, etc.). Those items used to be stored at home in a closet. But after last Saturday's S.N.A.F.U. (this is an acronym for those who don't know), I think the trailer's closet is a better place to keep them. My dressage boots, show coat, and show shirts will remain at home. Hopefully they won't be forgotten again.
My trailer's "sofa," also known as a boot box, has always housed a couple of flashlights, tool kit, the trailer's dining table, a lap blanket, fire extinguisher, and a ratty pair of Ariat Terrain boots. You can now find two old pair of half chaps as well.
Speedy's show pad has also been tossed up on the bed where it will rest in its plastic zippered case. And while this has nothing to do with being prepared, I know some of you are craning your necks for a peek at the rest of the trailer. So here are some other photos (slideshow) of the inside. Enjoy!
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%: