#EventerProblems, Vol. 34: What Is An Eventer?

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.

Eventers are resourceful.

Eventers aren’t scared of a challenge.

Eventers need a shower.

Dirt. Tan. #eventerproblems #horsegirlprobs

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Eventers aren’t fair-weather riders.

Should be a fun day showing …. #eventerproblems #horseshow #eventing #eventingnation #yuck #wethorses

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Why yes, we can ride dressage in the middle of a monsoon. #eventerproblems

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Eventers are horse whisperers.

Eventers are hoarders.

And that’s not even all of them #eventerproblems #equestrianproblems #eventing #eventer #equestrian

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Eventers don’t get enough sleep.

Today was XC day… #eventerproblems #eventingnation

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Eventers do their own thing.

#parkingspotsarentbigenough #eventerproblems

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Eventers have big imaginations.

Eventers look on the bright side.

Eventers aren’t easily grossed out.

Iodine solution getting me ready for Halloween #horseproblems #eventerproblems #eventingproblems

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Eventers take better care of their horses than themselves.

“Free breakfast” at the hotel means free breakfast for your ponies!! #eventerproblems

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Eventers are adventurous.

Eventers don’t get paid enough.

Eventers are pragmatists.

Eventers keep themselves entertained.

As do their horses.

Eventers understand irony.

Eventers get the job done.

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!

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.