From Endurance to Dressage
Well, two actually. As promised, I kept it simple. I wrote down everyone's names and my husband picked a winner, one at a time.
Last week, Roeckl sent me two gift certificates to share with whomever might be interested in owning a new pair of gloves. My personal favorites are the Lona Two Tone Roeck-Grip gloves, but the gift certificates are for whichever style you'd like to try.
Keeping it old school, I wrote everyone's name down on a slip of paper. It took me a while though because as I wrote down your names, I visited your blogs/websites if you had one, and then I found myself reading instead of writing.
Once I was sure I hadn't missed anyone, the hunt was on for a suitable container from which to pull two names; I didn't want to use just anything. Then I remembered that one of my sweetest students had given me a small gift last week, so I dug out her gift bag; it was the perfect size.
My husband was happy to pick names out of a bag, and he even suggested I video it. He's normally pretty shy, so I am not sure why the sudden interest in being a film star. I told him no to the video and to just pick already. Drumroll please ...
Thank you to everyone for commenting and sharing your experiences with Roeckl. I sure do love the gloves myself. Of course, now I want a pair of the white Lisboa; they come with Swarovski Crystals on the backhand. Who doesn't need those for showing?
Stephanie, your certificate is in the mail. Alanna, I've sent you an email.
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%: