10 signs you might be an Eventer

If you convince your husband to build jumps for your personal collection

If you convince your husband to build jumps for your personal collection

1. Someone mentions jumping their horse over a coffin, and this doesn’t sound strange at all to you.
2. The most expensive pair of pants you own are breeches.
3. You don’t blink at spending $300 on a winter turnout blanket for your horse, but you think $100 is a fortune to spend on your own winter coat.
4. When you see stacks of railroad timber on the side of the road, you wonder if anyone would notice if you hauled it away. You could build an awesome XC jump with all that!
5. You think golf courses are a terrible waste of perfect terrain.
6. You wear breeches, tall boots, and rock helmet hair without shame in public places.
7. When you mention going to Florida for the winter, your friends know you’re not talking about spending time on the beach.
8. You haven’t seen that new YouTube video everyone’s talking about, but you’ve watched Andrew Nicholson’s Burghley “Oh Crap!” moment 100 times.
9. You shell out $250 for a $0.95 ribbon and don’t think it’s crazy.
10. The combined worth of your tack is worth more than your car.

Have any more to add? Drop yours in the comments section–I’d love to hear them!



  1. Lydia Wainwright · January 9, 2014

    The most swimming you have time to do is when you get dumped at the water combination.

  2. sarah johnson · January 10, 2014

    You think nothing of sleeping in your horse float even after your horse peed and pooped in it on the 5 hour drive to the event. 😉

  3. windridgefarm · January 10, 2014

    You get excited at the sight and sound of a backhoe. It equals things like banks, ditches, and alternated terrain.

  4. kristy · January 10, 2014

    Your excited when you have big rain puddles in your ring, you get to practice water obstacles

  5. Kelly · January 11, 2014

    Everything you own is the same color combination-your eventing colors. Mine even goes to my truck

  6. Jay · January 16, 2014

    When you do your dressage test in rectangular empty parking lots while waiting for you friend or ride

  7. Jay · January 16, 2014

    You don’t like hiking, but think nothing of walking the XC course 2-3 times

  8. Randy · January 16, 2014

    11. AND you scoff at paying 50k for the “perfect Event horse”, so you spend 10 years and 250k breeding and raising your own in the hopes that you will get to compete it before your daughter
    does! LOL

  9. Off the Installation · February 6, 2014

    You think its nothing to show up to the barn in your office work cloths and muck boots because the barn manager mentioned your horse wasn’t acting like himself, only to go back to work and apologize that you smell like a barn.

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  11. Kelly · January 15, 2016

    When you see a pile of dirt at a construction site and think of how great it would be to use it as fill dirt to build a bank.

  12. Jackie Bellamy · January 16, 2016

    Your horse gets new shoes every 6 weeks and you have not updated any footwear in your closet for years.

  13. Linda · January 17, 2016

    You think nothing of spending $300 to shoe your horse every 5-6 weeks yet have not spent that much on your own shoes in the past year (unless you are purchasing new tall riding boots)!

  14. Eve Hoehle · January 19, 2016

    Ottb’s are your lifeblood.

  15. Crystal and Breanna · January 20, 2016

    You’ll spend 90 minutes braiding perfect buttons in your horse’s mane every week, but haven’t put your hair in anything more than a ponytail for months!

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