#EventerProblems, Vol. 32: Hurricane Joaquin Edition

It’s been a soggy week out there for much of the Eventing Nation. The hurricane or tropical storm or whatever you want to call this gnarly rainbow-colored blob dumped buckets on everyone in its wake for days.

Joaquin must not have gotten the memo that this is prime horse show season. Nature fail!

A hurricane, you say? *Maybe* we’ll consider changing your ride time for cross country. #eventerproblems

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As reader Margaret Koche put it: “Signs you’re done riding for the evening. Clouds with fangs. Seriously. #eventerproblems”


But hey, we do what we can. We suit up ourselves…

How to horse show in October #Camargo #why #eventerproblems #fieldhunterfortheday

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…and we suit up our horses…

‘Tis the season #eventerproblems #OTTB #thoroughbred #ottbsofinstagram #newvocations

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…and maybe do some light construction work…

What $200 worth of lumber looks like. #notmuch #runinshed #huricaneseason #eventerproblems

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…and then we put on a smile and act like everything is perfectly fine and normal. Like, “Hey, this is great! Rain is the new sunshine!”

From Lauren Romanelli: “What single girls do on Saturday night…. Set up the jump field from their 11-year-old-Breyer-loving-dreams in the pouring rain! #singlelife #eventerproblems #wetfeet #FINALLYWEHAVEJUMPS”


Or, “Hurricane, no big deal! Just imagine that you’re splashing through a great big water jump!”

Riding in all this rain has me feeling like… #eventerproblems [pc: @skipperdoodlefritz ]

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Denial is a powerful thing. And then, there’s the aftermath. That’s when the REAL fun starts.

Good times. Go Eventing!

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.

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.


Go Eventing.