A Very #EventerProblems Christmas

Eventers… we’re just normal people celebrating a normal holiday just like everybody else, right?

Christmas card outtakes. #eventerproblems

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We made lists for Santa.

We wrapped presents legs.

We were visited by reindeer.

We opened gifts.

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.

#eventerproblems #rain #quarterpony @shaken__not__stirred A video posted by Helen Brew (@helen_brew) on

A river runs through it. This is our current situation at the barn…. #ihateelnino #eventerproblems

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We feasted like kings…

…as did our horses.

We put on our Sunday best.

#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.

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) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀

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Here’s to 2016 — gonna be a great one, I can feel it!

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, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47. Got #EventerProblems? Tag them on social for inclusion in a future edition!

Go Eventing.