From Endurance to Dressage
I know these are making the rounds on Facebook, so if you've seen them, skip down to the bottom. If you haven't seen them, don't they say it just perfectly?
These are seriously accurate. My non-horsey friends are certain that's how I spend my days. My particular set of h/j friends are more savvy than the schmucks up above, and my mom? My mom thinks I am a fantastic rider! Everyone she meets hears about it. I can't guarantee that JL thinks I ride like that, but sometimes she must think it's close. What I think I do? Well, sometimes it really feels like this. And what I actually do? Yep, somedays that is exactly what I do!
This next one is just plain funny. Sorry Dr. Blanton!
And then there is this one for the jumpers. That is definitely what my husband thinks I do!
And a quick apology ... we're cabin bound which means an internet connection isn't likely. You probably won't hear from me until Sunday afternoon. Enjoy the weekend!
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%: