Blenheim was defined today by the heavy rainfall both fans and competitors endured, and once again brave riders and horses had to dig deep to find their way. These stormy days – both literally and figuratively — remind me of a little saying that passion is what gets you started and discipline is what keeps you going. Professionals, amateurs, up-and-comers; We’ve all fallen in love with the sport and accepted the hard days, the risks, and the sacrifice.
In the slog and pouring rain, sometimes it takes more than passion to get it all done, and to keep going. That discipline to reach deeper and ask more of ourselves and our horses. Sometimes in the face of frustration or fear. But I’m always amazed by what a deep well eventers have of passion and discipline. It’s what makes us such a great sport, indeed.
Events This Weekend:
Entries for the October 12-16 Fair Hill International CCI close on Tuesday, September 13th. Additionally, ALL entries must be done through the FEI system, and the system shuts down at 3:00 pm EST on Tuesday (not midnight). Don’t be caught by surprise. The USEF will now charge a fee for any entries they must manually enter for riders after the closing. If you plan to compete, do the FEI entry right now!