What is an eventer? Gathering up all these #EventerProblems week in and week out, I feel like I’ve made some real progress on nailing down a few key traits that combine to make us the “special” athletes that we are.
A few of my conclusions via 30+ more reader-submitted struggles:
Eventers are entrepreneurs.
Trying to negotiate a sponsorship with your fave Mexican restaurant like…Your name on saddle pads for free margaritas? #eventerproblems
— Alexa Eleanor (@ClearlyCrazy) October 10, 2015
Eventers are resourceful.
— Maddie LeBlanc (@maddiexxleblanc) October 12, 2015
Eventers aren’t scared of a challenge.
— Crabby Horse Mom (@CrabbyHorseMom) October 9, 2015
Eventers need a shower.
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Eventers aren’t fair-weather riders.
A video posted by Lija Siltumens (@l.siltumens) on
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Eventers are horse whisperers.
Eventers are hoarders.
A photo posted by Stefanie Ingram (@stefanieingram_) on
Eventers don’t get enough sleep.
Eventers do their own thing.
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Eventers have big imaginations.
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Eventers look on the bright side.
Eventers aren’t easily grossed out.
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Eventers take better care of their horses than themselves.
— Sarah Cundith (@SarahCundith) October 10, 2015
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Eventers are adventurous.
Rated jumper show 2mrw. Didn’t need 2 braid my horse- 2 late, idk if my tack is legal or ride time. May b a 1st & a last. #eventerproblems
— Jenna (@JennaNikki126) October 12, 2015
Eventers don’t get paid enough.
love driving 5 hours and paying $400 for a show that gets cancelled!!!!!!!!! #eventerproblems
— Katie Walker (@K8ie_3) October 10, 2015
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Eventers are pragmatists.
When your young horse has all the potential in the world to be an event horse but it won’t happen unless he starts loading #EventerProblems
— Anna Kate Conley (@_AnnaKat3) October 12, 2015
Eventers keep themselves entertained.
Due to excessive hacking my gelding now knows all the words to ALL of Taylor Swift’s songs. I swear he hummed along.#eventerproblems
— Sarah (@Mane_Fling) October 13, 2015
As do their horses.
A video posted by Lisa Sidwell (@live.ride.jump) on
Peace did not understand why the baby was contained and was determined to be dramatic about it… Good thing we started desensitizing now so we won’t have a huge meltdown while the baby is contained while I ride. #whoamikidding #charlesdavid #ponyadventures #myhorsethinksIamcrazy #eventerproblems
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Eventers understand irony.
— Bonnie (@BonnieACoulter) October 13, 2015
Eventers get the job done.
A video posted by Lisa Bauman (@skibumangel) on
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.