Eventers… we’re just normal people celebrating a normal holiday just like everybody else, right?
We made lists for Santa.
Convos with the boss lady #eventerproblems pic.twitter.com/LmvuTagKIO — Ashley Hays (@ashmhays) December 22, 2015
We were visited by reindeer.
If u wanted 2 b Rudolph that bad I would have bought u a red nose. #EventerProblems #ChristmasEveStrugglesOnFleek pic.twitter.com/kQFoP0OiAI — Jenna (@JennaNikki126) December 25, 2015
We opened gifts.
You know you’re an eventer when the only present you get for Christmas is a 9 pound bucket of Magic Cushion. #eventerproblems #themotherload
— Ashley Hays (@ashmhays) December 28, 2015
Early Christmas present for us (to me because it’s my car and to Jon because he drives it the most!) #weathertech #floormats #alreadydirty #eventerproblems A photo posted by Carla Kenyon (@88carlita) on
We visited long-distance family.
We hung out with friends.
Sometimes our friends hung out without us, and that was stressful.
We enjoyed the winter(?) weather.
First year I put all the jumps away before it snowed and it is 60 degrees on Christmas. #EventerProblems #Winter? #NewEngland? #iwannajump
— Amanda Tefft (@MandyPantsARoo) December 26, 2015
#eventerproblems #rain #quarterpony @shaken__not__stirred A video posted by Helen Brew (@helen_brew) on
We feasted like kings…
Little Miss Godiva has decided ace alone will no longer cut it, we must all be turned out together to stay quiet. #ottb #onstallrest #bestofabadsituation #eventerproblems #whatiwouldntdoforthem A photo posted by Haley Hughes (@inpinkstirrups) on
…as did our horses.
We put on our Sunday best.
When you can’t find your leggings, so you have to wear your black breeches instead. #eventerproblems — Hailey Norby (@liberty_lover24) December 25, 2015
#rippedbreeches #eventerproblems #kerrits #ridemuch A photo posted by Helen Brew (@helen_brew) on
We dreamed of a white Christmas.
Look mum! I don’t look my age now! #18goingon4 #greypony #greyponyproblems #eventerproblems #whycantyoujuststayclean A photo posted by Courtenae Truswell (@courtenae.t) on
We got a jump start on New Year’s fitness resolutions.
Because 50lb feed bags are a lot cheaper than weights… #eventing #eventerproblems #equine #equestrian #girlswholift #benchpress @stablespice A photo posted by Diane Portwood (@dianeportwoodeventing) on
And we buckled down on our pre-season training.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate Gani’s first attempt at free-jumping. 4’6 oxer with lazy knees? No problem. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At least he’s got a super clean hind end. Those knees can be worked with. The best part about this is how excited he was to jump! I actually had to really try in order to get him to stop, ha! #eventerproblems He just kept galloping around the arena to get another go at it! It was so freaking cute. Young OTTB’S got game! ;)⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ (of course we slowly worked the height up) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
Here’s to 2016 — gonna be a great one, I can feel it!
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