#EventerProblems Vol. 161 from Ecovet: The Color Purple

My childhood cross country colors were turquoise and purple, which gave way to a goth all-black young rider phase, which gave way to the conservative era of adulthood. My current cross country color scheme is “whatever shirt is clean + grab a saddle pad, any saddle pad” — as a frazzled 30-something I’m doing well just to remember to pack the horse in the trailer, much less coordinate matching outfits.

Some eventers among us, however, never outgrew bright, youthful color schemes and a dedication to rocking them at every possible opportunity, and bless them for it.

A few purple-ish Instagram posts that jumped out at me this week:

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All kidding aside, even with all her princess moments, this horse really is a once in a lifetime partner💜💜💜 not a bad way to finish out our first recognized HT in over a year, coming in 10th with only 1.6 time on xc(oops) and 1 rail sj(again…oops). No matter how long it takes us, I know we'll get where we're going. So proud of her….especially for tolerating the rain. Ohhhhh how she HATES the rain😂😂😂 I think the fury over the rain made her jump that much better though😜 huge thanks to @stubbenna @stuebben_eu for making such a wonderfully beautiful and perfect Zaria Optimum with purple accents for me and my princess. Couldn't have ridden this weekend the way I did without it💜💜💜 PC: my mom…#mypersonalpaparazzi #releasethedragon #onceinalifetime #lovemyhorse #oneinamillion #ponysgothops #nextbigthing #justkeepgoing #gofastjumpbig #killingit #Stübben #stübbenzariaoptimum #stübbenforlife #iamthedragonrider #readytogoagain #eventersofinstagram #eventerproblems

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A dedication to the color purple isn’t what I’d call an #EventerProblem. It’s an #EventerBlessing, making our sport a more vibrant place to be.

This week’s edition of #EventerProblems goes out to the fashionistas. EN salutes you.

Go Eventing!