Author Archives: Sable Giesler

Ruy Fonseca remains on top, Jessica Phoenix nudges into 3rd

After a searing hot day on cross-country course, some riders came home grinning and patting their ponies, while others had to walk off the course in disappointment. So goes Eventing, but all reports are that everyone is sound and healthy so it was a good day. 1st place with 38.9 is Ruy Fonseca (BRA) and Tom Bombadill Too Brazil’s Ruy Fonseca and Tom Boombadill Too remain in the individual gold medal position after a very casual run around the Pan Am Championship two-star course. Again, I predicted Ruy as a gold medal contender when we profiled him in the Get to…

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Brazil’s Ruy Fonseca takes the lead, Canada’s Kathryn Robinson in 2nd after dressage

The European based riders reigned supreme today. It was rainy and cold, but the riders and horses delivered some hot performances. I was surprised that so many spectators were shocked over Brazil’s results. I guess I am one of the few that pays attention to worldwide results. The Brazilians under the guidance of the legend, Mark Todd, have certainly made their presence known in Toronto. There are still two phases to go, so don’t assume this is a dressage show. The top three, are only separated by less than two points, so this is far from over. 1st place with…

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Eventing dreams to Para Dressage at NAJYRC – Madison Lawson is an inspiration

Madison Lawson is my best friend and she introduced me to the sport of Eventing when we were 10-years-old. We dreamed of Eventing at the upper levels together, but two years into our friendship, Madison’s Eventing dreams came to an abrupt end after a freak riding accident. Together, we learned early that life is unfair and that you need to make the best from every situation. She has taught me more life lessons about sport than anyone else. Quitting is not an option when you have a dream. Madison and her amazing mom Nathalie are two of my biggest supporters…

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Friday’s Five – Canadian facts for foreign Eventers at the Pan Am Games

The 2015 Toronto Pan Ams kicked off on July 7th, and Eventing begins next Thursday at 10:00 AM, with the first horse inspection. Most of the Pan Am athletes are already in Canada, gearing up for their competitions. Foreign athletes will be discovering that some things they thought they knew about Canada were actually misconceptions and they may still be struggling to understand some exclusively Canadian things. Here are five Canadian facts to help clarify some myths and help you with your Canadian adventure. 1. No one says ‘aboot’. I am clueless as to why people think Canadians pronounce the word ‘about’…

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My life with Evil Munchkin: Part 6 – Work harder or quit

I rode Evil Munchkin, aka Rambo, for seven years. Together we went from Beginner Novice all the way to the two-star level. This winter, I made the gut-wrenching decision to sell him because I realized it was what needed to happen to keep me in this expensive game and it was time for him to teach someone else the ropes of Eventing. We won our last event together, the Intermediate Rider division at Rocking Horse Winter III H.T., on a Saturday and he was sold and gone to his new owners on the Tuesday. I was an emotional wreck at the time he…

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My life with Evil Munchkin: Part 5 – Floppy Pants needs more practice at down banks

I rode Evil Munchkin, aka Rambo, for seven years. Together we went from Beginner Novice all the way to the two-star level. This winter, I made the gut-wrenching decision to sell him because I realized it was what needed to happen to keep me in this expensive game and it was time for him to teach someone else the ropes of Eventing. We won our last event together, the Intermediate Rider division at Rocking Horse Winter III H.T., on a Saturday and he was sold and gone to his new owners on the Tuesday. I was an emotional wreck at the time he…

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Friday’s Five – Reasons these breeches are bringing sexy back

White breeches have a magical way of looking unflattering on even the sleekest figures. Put them on a more common body type and you have a, “Why can we not do dressage in black breeches?!” meltdown in the change room. Buying new breeches was never fun and I always had to get new ones because saddles have a way of staining breeches. Until I found my soul-mate in the form of breeches. I discovered them three years ago and have not pulled on another type of breeches since. Behold, Kerrits Cross Over Fullseat Breech.   To make this simple here are…

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My life with Evil Munchkin: Part 3 – From Novice to nuts

I rode Evil Munchkin, aka Rambo, for seven years. Together we went from Beginner Novice all the way to the two-star level. This winter, I made the gut-wrenching decision to sell him because I realized it was what needed to happen to keep me in this expensive game and it was time for him to teach someone else the ropes of Eventing. We won our last event together, the Intermediate Rider division at Rocking Horse Winter III H.T., on a Saturday and he was sold and gone to his new owners on the Tuesday. I was an emotional wreck at the time he…

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My life with Evil Munchkin: Part 2 – How I became an expert at landing in the dirt

I rode Evil Munchkin, aka Rambo, for seven years. Together we went from Beginner Novice all the way to the two-star level. This winter, I made the gut-wrenching decision to sell him because I realized it was what needed to happen to keep me in this expensive game and it was time for him to teach someone else the ropes of Eventing. We won our last event together, the Intermediate Rider division at Rocking Horse Winter III H.T., on a Saturday and he was sold and gone to his new owners on the Tuesday. I was an emotional wreck at the time he…

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My life with Evil Munchkin: Part 1 – From tragedy to triumph

I rode Evil Munchkin, aka Rambo, for seven years. Together we went from Beginner Novice all the way to the two-star level. This winter, I made the gut-wrenching decision to sell him because I realized it was what needed to happen to keep me in this expensive game and it was time for him to teach someone else the ropes of Eventing. We won our last event together, the Intermediate Rider division at Rocking Horse Winter III H.T., on a Saturday and he was sold and gone to his new owners on the Tuesday. I was an emotional wreck at the time he…

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