#EventerProblems, Vol. 28: Plantation Field Edition

It was a wild and woolly weekend at the 2015 Plantation Field International Horse Trials, which wrapped up yesterday in Unionville, Pennsylvania.

For many competitors, the road to Plantation Field was long and winding. Sort of like a…

It was paved with late nights…

… and early mornings…

It’s dressage day! #plantationfield #dressage #early #chestercounty #sunrise #nofilter A photo posted by Sara Gartland (@sagartland) on

…followed by even later nights.

#PlantationField has officially started #kegstand with Conor Rollins, @jamesdconner, Allison Springer et al

A photo posted by Doug Payne (@dpequestrian) on

Cross-country day dawned, full of possibility and unanswered questions. Like, “Hey, has anybody seen the start box?”

And, later, “Has anybody seen my horse?”

Photo credit: Cynthia Sayre Gilbert

But when the going gets tough…

…when the jumps get big…

…when our glasses get empty…

  Are they jumping soon? #ItsSadWhenTheChampagneIsGone #plantationfield   A photo posted by Jacquelynn McHugh Simon (@jacqrunsandruns) on

…and the struggle just seems way too real…

A certain dog is exhausted after an exciting day at #PlantationField #besteventever #snoringdog A photo posted by Caitlin VanOrsdel (@cev89) on

…always remember that when it comes to #eventerproblems, you’ll never walk alone. Here are a few more #eventerproblems from around the Eventing Nation.

BLOW OUT!! #eventerproblems

A photo posted by Kelsey Willis (@giddyupwillis) on

Whenever I try to get a nice picture. #eventerproblems #goeventing #horsenation #marestare

A photo posted by Lindsey Kahn (@kahnartistry) on

When your horse gets creative with his flymask…#eventerproblems #wardrobemalfunction #WilliamRenee

A photo posted by Jenna Freitas (@jenna.freitas) on

 

My ankles hurt.

 

A photo posted by Cortni (@horsekrazcort) on

It just fell off mum I swear! #rugbandit #notinerip #goodjobrox #eventerproblems

A photo posted by Charlotte Grace (@charliesweenss) on

 

Why is it that I can wake up at 4:30 for XC but not at 5:30 for school? #eventerproblems

 

A photo posted by Lauren Rosendahl (@life_of_an_eventer) on

If you missed them: Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27.

Go Eventing.

What’s YOUR problem? Tweet it, Instagram it or share it on Facebook with the hashtag #EventerProblems for inclusion in the next edition of this series.

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