Eventing is best described as an equestrian triathlon. The sport tests a rider’s skill more completely than any
other and is comprised of three phases:
Phase one: Dressage
Dressage shows the horse and rider’s
ability to perform a series of prescribed classical movements on the
flat in an enclosed arena.
Phase two: Cross-country
involves the horse and rider galloping over natural terrain, jumping a
variety of fixed obstacles along the way.
Phase three: Show Jumping
jumping has the horse and rider jump a series of stadium fences in an enclosed arena. The
rider accumulates penalty points in each phase based on varying factors
and the rider with the lowest amount of points at the end of the three
phases takes home top honors.
Meet Sue King, The University of Findlay's Eventing Instructor
Want to learn more about our Eventing Program? Contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org