From Endurance to Dressage
I just got my monthly copy of Dressage Letters; the newsletter of the California Dressage Society. I've been eagerly awaiting this edition as each of the Regional Adult Amateur Competition's winners get a mention with their photograph.
It's not like it's a widely read magazine, but it's fun to see your name in print. I always feel like it gives me some street cred.
And who doesn't want to see their horse splashed across the pages of a magazine? It might only be two inches of splatter, but this little photo sure is a nice one.
Next year's Central RAAC is in early July. I'd better get to showing if I am going to qualify at First Level!
And on an unrelated note, I let Sydney's birthday slip by unnoticed. He turned twelve on October 4th. Not like he noticed, but I like their birthdays better than even my own.
We're headed to the cabin for a weekend free of cell phones and social media. See you on Monday. Have a great 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%: