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Abby Gibbon

Abby Gibbon is on a journey to obtain her USEF “r” Eventing Judge's license and is taking us along with her through the Training Program for Eventing Officials. Click to catch up on Part I and Part II.
Original Post Date: 05/28/2018 - 08:29   |   Last Updated: 2018:05:28 08:29:46

Many of us, when we walk courses, have a routine. Things we look for, things we know will catch certain riders off guard, things we’re careful to point out to our students. Even the way we walk, the practiced length of our strides, the lines we take between fences. We think about this stuff from the rider or trainer’s perspective, carefully honed over years of walking, thinking about, and riding courses. Time, and experience.
Original Post Date: 05/02/2018 - 13:04   |   Last Updated: 2018:05:02 13:04:51

As I suspect is the case for many event riders, I have a recurring nightmare about dressage. I’m walking out of the ring at an event, where I’ve just ridden the test of my life. So good, in fact, that on my way back to the trailer I’m already congratulating myself, bragging to friends that I’ve definitely scored in the teens. Certainly I’m several points ahead of the competition. I untack, feed my mare a bag of carrots, and head off to retrieve my test, which I come to discover is written in another language, in characters I can’t even decipher.
Original Post Date: 03/06/2018 - 08:03   |   Last Updated: 2018:03:06 11:10:21

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