Author Archives: Sable Giesler

What eventers need to remember when life seemingly falls apart

My first real Eventer, Shrunk n da Wash. After having to put him down after a cross country accident when I was 12, I cried every day for weeks. I don't know why, but as Eventers we kick on.

  Eventers are used to disappointment. In fact, not long ago I had a coach tell me that this sport is 90% disappointment. However, I can’t help myself, I love Eventing. I can’t wait for each new day just to start the routine again. The days are long and repetitive and the biggest reward is when you have a moment with your pony that shows progress. Progress comes in various forms on the horse and off the horse. Every day my horses teach me as much as I teach them. I know that there is not a job that I…

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Friday’s Fashion – Elegant hair accessories to own the show ring

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  This series features fashion “must have” items for riders and their horses. Tune in every Friday with your (or your parents’ or your significant other’s) credit card in hand,  for some excellent fashion finds. Lets bring style to the Eventing world!  I have not personally tested all of the featured products but the websites they are available through are reputable and I will not feature any products with negative reviews. If you own any of these products please share your to opinions so we can all find the best deals and look great…   Taking care of your hair is not an easy task, so quit shoving…

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14 common sayings that have no place in the horse world

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  There are dozens of common sayings that people use frequently, many of which even mention horses. However, some of these sayings are not suitable for use in the horse world. If you use one of these sayings when chatting with an equestrian you will confuse of maybe even offend them. So remember to keep these sayings out of the barn… Saying: “Straight from the horse’s mouth.” Equestrian’s reaction: Last I checked, horses don’t talk. Are you all right?   Saying: “Too big for your breeches.” Equestrian’s reaction: Thanks for calling me fat, asshole…   Saying: “Dark horse.” Equestrian’s reaction:…

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Rider alert: Pairs to watch at the Rocking Horse Winter II Advanced H.T.

Photo via Rocking Horse Stables Facebook page.

  Stay connected with Rocking Horse Winter II H.T. action: [Website] [Omnibus] [Entries] [Results] The first Advanced level USEA event in 2016, kicks off tomorrow in Altoona, Florida. There will be 27 pairs competing in the B division and 21 in the A division. Riders were able to choose which dressage test they wanted to ride, the Advanced A test or B test and this is how the divisions were sorted. Comprising the 52 pairs competing is a healthy mixture of four-star veterans, young horses, and up-and-coming riders. Some interesting pairs to keep your eye on this weekend, and who you can…

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Eventing philanthropists: Four ways riders can lend a hand without parting with a dime

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  Philanthropy should be a part of everyone’s life. It’s not just big companies with a lot of dispensable income that should be urged to participate in giving back to the Eventing community. Often riders reach out for support from fans, students and family to raise money to get to big competitions. That is part of the sport and we are lucky that we are part of a community with incredibly generous members who are willing to step up and help athletes realize their dreams. However, it is everyone’s responsibility to have their own social awareness and to give a…

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13 things you’ll only know if you actually love dressage

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  It’s well known that dressage is few eventers’ favourite phase. I mean if you loved dressage so much, you’d probably just do straight dressage… Right? Wrong! I am among one of the seemingly rare eventers who actually love dressage. That’s right, I look forward to riding down centerline. Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t live without cross-country but dressage is definitely something I enjoy. If you are also a dressage lover at heart than too will know/understand these things: 1) The compulsiveness to ensure that every halt is SQUARE.   2) That satisfaction a perfectly timed half-halt gives you….

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Friday’s Five – Things you need to host an impromptu trailer party

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  Sadly not all events throw a competitors’ party. If you want to have a fun night, at a competition with your fellow eventers, that you will all be talking about until next season, it is up to you to throw the party. Here is your shopping list for a horse trailer competitors party: 1. Beverages: • Alcoholic – No great story ever started with someone sipping a glass of water. Purchase one bottle of white wine, and one bottle of red wine. If you do not know what kind of wine to buy, go for the cheapest. This is…

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Friday’s Fashion – Show shirts to rock the 2017 season

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  This series features fashion must have items for riders and their horses. Tune in every Friday with your (or your parents’ or your significant other’s) credit card in hand,  for some excellent fashion finds. Lets bring style to the Eventing world!  I have not personally tested all of the featured products but the websites they are available through are reputable and I will not feature any products with negative reviews. If you own any of these products please share your to opinions so we can all find the best deals and look great… Competition season is well underway and on the weekends your OOTD is your show clothes….

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Smart Fashion – Elegant and flattering white breeches

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  This series features fashion “must have” items for riders and their horses. Tune in every week with your (or your parents’ or your significant other’s) credit card in hand,  for some excellent fashion finds. Bringing style to the Eventing world one week at a time!  I have not personally tested all of the featured products but the websites they are available through are reputable and I will not feature any products with negative reviews. If you own any of these products please share your to opinions so we can all find the best deals and look great… It isn’t always easy finding white breeches that flatter…

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Friday’s Five – Valentine’s Day gifts that will win an equestrian’s heart

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  Valentine’s Day is only nine days away so if you have not already got your equestrian partner an amazing gift, you better get moving. Equestrians are tricky to buy for if you are not well versed in the horse world. Do not disappoint the special equestrian in your life by just giving them flowers, which will probably just get fed to the horses or something. Own this Valentine’s Day with one or two of these perfect gifts for equestrians… 1) An all inclusive horseback riding safari vacation in Africa: Go all out this Valentine’s Day and book yourself and your partner a…

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