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Sable Giesler: Taming the Evil Munchkin

“At my first event, I got lost on course,” she confesses. “I was 11 and asked the jump judges where to go, but they said they weren't allowed to tell me.” Despite that, the Northern Ontario girl was hooked on eventing. In July, Sable, 16, and her eight-year-old Holsteiner gelding Evil Munchkin returned home to Powassan from the North American Junior and Young Riders' Championships with an individual silver medal and team bronze in the CCI* division. Sable started riding at 10, when her parents sent their only child to camp at a local hunter/ jumper barn. “I absolutely loved it and started working there on Saturdays mucking stalls in exchange for lessons,” she says. When two barely-broken paint horses came up for sale, Sable and her mother bought them. “Dad wasn't happy about that,” recalls Sable. The green horses proved too much for her mom, but Sable was unfazed.…

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