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!|