Friday, March 14, 2014

Blog Hop: What's In Your Name?

Okay, first of all, I have to admit that I completely goofed on my last Viva Carlos Blog Hop (7 Deadly Sins) and forgot to add my blog to the actual hop collection, and additionally forgot to embed the hop collection in my post. Ay yi yi!

I created Eventing in Color in January 2011. The name came from 2 main places:

Firstly, it captured and showcased the fact that I was riding a non-traditional eventing breed: a Paint horse. The term "color" abounds within the Paint breed microcosm, and Spirit is a great example as a striking grey Overo Paint.

Secondly and more importantly, it was a nod to the bold and fun cross-country colors I was seeing at the local events, which represents the excitement and childlike joyfulness I find captured in this sport. 

I came from a saddleseat background, then did ranch work and trail riding for a few years. So coming as a newbie to eventing as an adult, I found the sport to be quite colorful - figuratively and literally! 

Eventing certainly has long history and deep roots in tradition, but when I see bright colored saddlepads and electrical tape over horse boots, a little giggle sets upon my heart and I think "ah, there's a girl having fun with her horse!"  That feeling is truly what Eventing In Color means to me.

Spirit and I rockin' the hot pink!

Color and fun everywhere!

Even Hemie rocks the pink and sparkles sometimes!

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  1. :-) I love it. I nearly bought hoof sparkles for C-rage last night. :-D

  2. I love the fun colours in eventing!