Noble Life

This Year, I Am Thankful For…

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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! In this time of gratitude, there is plenty of things to be thankful for. Friends, family, good health and good horses… We asked Noble Outfitters Sponsored Athletes what are they thankful for. 


Travis Graves

“I’m thankful that I get to do what I love and that my family is with me every step of the way.”

John Michael and Kimmy Durr

“There are so many things for us to be thankful for this year! We are thankful for each other first and foremost, our clients, owners, and sponsors’ support throughout 2016. We are also thankful for the ability to take the steps this year toward owning a barn that we are fortunate enough to be running our sales and training business out of. Without the support of our team, none of this would be possible!”

Erin Brooke Freedman

“I am so thankful for getting to do what I love every day wearing the brand that stands up to all the weather and long hours! Very proud and thankful to be a Noble rider!”

Gretchen Zavarella

“I’m thankful for healthy horses, an amazing and knowledgeable coach, and all the wonderful opportunities and experiences riding has brought me this year and continues to bring to me. I’m also thankful for all my supportive equestrian minions! ❤️ (That’s what the local kids who “insta-stalk” me call themselves.)”

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Jade Keller

“I am thankful for my wonderful family, my great clients, and their amazing horses!”

Lindsay Archer & Matt Archer

“First and foremost, we are thankful for our happy and healthy children. We are incredibly grateful for our tremendous group of clients and sponsors. And finally, we are appreciative of the opportunity to get ride and work with horses all day every day!!”

Erin Sylvester

“Thanksgiving marks a special time of the year for me and my team as our show season has just come to a close, which opens up our time for family, friends, and reflection on a great year. This year and every year I am foremost thankful for family, friends, and good health, and also the the community that surrounds us that makes the opportunities that we have possible as ESEventing. From our great staff and support team to owners, sponsors, friends and family, it takes a village to do what we do and and I am grateful and proud for the village that we have. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, what a special time of year to enjoy family and friends surrounding us!”

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Philip Shurden

“I’m thankful for my wonderful wife, she is my biggest supporter in what I do. I couldn’t do what I do without her. I’m thankful for the family and friends that I have been blessed with. I’m thankful to have the sponsors that make what I do possible. I couldn’t be happier with them 🙂 I’m thankful to get two horses back that have been on the injured list from last year going strong and healthy.”

Ryan and Andrea Kail

“We’re thankful for our incredible families and that everyone is happy and healthy!!! Ryan and I are also thankful for our amazing clients that have believed in us and supported us all year, without them, we couldn’t do what we love. Obviously, we’re grateful for the great animals the make it all possible – horses!! Last but certainly not least our Noble All-Around Boots that got us through the Congress, that’s the 1st show we’ve ever worn boots more than tennis shoes because they’re so amazingly comfy, and of course I have to mention all of our Noble vests and jackets that kept us nice and toasty in the freezing Ohio weather (I don’t think it was THAT cold but we do live in Arizona so we’re used to it being very warm!!!)”

Sharon Miller

“As I reflect back over the last year, I am grateful for so many things. Great horses, friends, and family that stand with me through the highs and lows of this sport and of course my team of sponsors and supporters, whom without none of this would be possible. Thank you all!!!”

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Allyson Hartenburg

“This year I am thankful that I get to help my clients find their “happy place”. I think that is a very special thing to be a part of – the part of someone’s life that makes them feel like a kid inside no matter how old they are, the part that makes them whole. I am so grateful and humbled daily that I get to be involved in that.”

Bud Lyon

“This year, like every year, I’m thankful for the wonderful clients, sponsors, support staff and equine athletes who provide me the opportunity to make a living doing what I truly love. I wake up each day feeling extremely grateful for the privilege to live out my childhood dream but Thanksgiving always allows for special reflection and appreciation.”

Deb Rosen

“I’ve never been able to tackle this subject in a couple of sentences! During a particularly difficult time in my life, I was taught to start every morning with a gratitude list. At first, I am embarrassed to say, it was hard. But as time passed, not only did it become easier but the list became quite long and has since gotten me through some much rougher times. One of the most overwhelming things on the list is that I am fortunate enough to live the life I do. Being able to support myself doing what I love and having the people in my life that this sport attracts is an extraordinary gift. Every day I look forward to what comes next, challenges and all. There’s just so much to be thankful for.”

On behalf of all of us at Noble Outfitters, we wish you a Thanksgiving filled with abundance and bright moments.

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