Saddlebred Three-Quarter Century Club

Adventures in Saddle Seat

Enjoy the ride.

Awareness of the outside world. The Dressage Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization, whose mission is to cultivate and provide financial support for the advancement of dressage in the United States. TDF: About
In USDF Connection, I read about Anne Sushko making her Century Club ride. “Serendipity”, by Anne Sushko, USDF Connection, January/February 2021, page 60. The Dressage Foundation: Team #441: Anne Sushko and Montana Jubilee,

Still want to do this. Still have a few years to wait. [Feeling Young, BTW that is Sam in the selfie]

Meanwhile, I got to thinking about riding older horses. Sam was born in 1998. In 2019, he was 21, I was 55 (see below), for a combined show age of 76. Voila.

The Saddlebred Three-Quarter Century Club
Sultan’s Miracle Man
Katherine Walcott
Alabama Charity 2019
[Putting The Show In Showmanship]

Age Is Just A Number
For show purposes, horse age is calculated from January 1. First half of the year, Sam’s show age is a year ahead of his calendar age. After June 5, they match.

For show purposes, rider age is calculated from December 1 of the previous year. Since I have a late December birthday, my show age is always a year behind my chronological age.

We would have been exactly 75 by calendar age (74 by show age) at Alabama Charity the previous year except I didn’t show. I was off doing dressage circles with Milton. [This Is Why You Can’t Do It All & For This I Cleaned My Tack?]

Stay safe. Stay sane.

4 thoughts on “Saddlebred Three-Quarter Century Club

  1. Priney was 12 when I bought her, and died a peaceful death at age 23. Chief was 14 when I bought him, and died a tragic death at 2 weeks before his 26th birthday. Older horses have their advantages.

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