Cross Country Obstacles in Equestrian Eventing

Osberton Cross Country Obstacle

Modern equestrian eventing competitions include a wide variety of cross country obstacles and as event riders are becoming better and better, the course designers are incorporating more and more unusual obstacles and decorations

Proper Cross Country Clothing for Equestrian Eventing

Proper Eventing Cross Country Clothing

Cross Country clothing in equestrian eventing is informal, and many riders use colours that match some of their eventing horse tack. Deciding what to wear when competing in the cross country phase of eventing isn’t difficult, so long as you stick to safety rules

Equestrian Eventing Cross Country Phase

Equestrian Eventing Cross Country Phase - Water Obstacle

Equestrian Cross Country is an endurance test and is the second phase in the sport of equestrian eventing. The cross country endurance test helps prove the speed endurance and jumping ability of the true cross-country horse. It was originally used by military cavalry

Eventing Cross Country Courses require both horse & rider to be bold and smart

Eventing Cross Country Jumping

The Cross Country Course is part of equestrian eventing and an endurance test for both horse and rider. It is around two and three quarter to four miles long and should contain twenty-four to thirty-six obstacles. Advanced level cross country courses are ridden at an average speed of 570 mpm (meters per minute).

XC Eventing Obstacles Heights & Training the Event Horse

XC Eventing Obstacle Heights

A look at the heights and levels of xc eventing obstacles applying to the top levels of affiliated equestrian eventing competitions. The obstacles in the modern cross country phase of international equestrian eventing are a superb test of horse and rider endurance

Introductory Level to FEI Advanced Eventing Dressage Tests

Equestrian Eventing Dressage Competitions

The dressage tests used by British Eventing are designed specifically for event riding and differ slightly from the standard format of British Dressage tests. The standards are still very high depending on the level of event competition you enter

A look at Eventing Saddles

Specialist Eventing saddles tend to be even futher forward cut than the flatter seated jumping saddle model and some are slighly shorter in the flap. Extra forward cut saddle flaps allow the rider to ride shorter in eventing saddles.

The Show Jumping Phase of Equestrian Eventing

Eventing show jumping phase

The equestrian eventing show jumping phase is intended to test the athleticism of your event horse. Showjumps in the eventing show jumping phase will normally be higher than in the cross country phase

Equestrian Event Rider Mark Todd, New Zealand

Mark Todd Equestrian Eventer

Mark Todd has won gold medals at Los Angeles and Seoul Olymics, won the Badminton Horse Trials three times, the Burghley Horse Trials five times and won gold medals at the World Championships in 1990 and 1998

Equestrian Event Rider William Fox-Pitt ...

William Fox-Pitt Equestrian Event Rider

William Fox-Pitt is a product of the British equestrian youth system having won medals at Junior and Young Rider European Championships. He has had great successes at the Burghley, Badminton, Blenheim and Bramham Horse Trials and has competed for Team GB at the Olympics

British & International Equestrian Event Riders

An index of professional equestrian event riders and their websites were most will include the eventing competitions they have entered, the horses they have in training and their individual and eventing team competition results

Event Rider Pippa Funnell MBE her career and achievements

Pippa Funnell Equestrian Event Rider

In 2003 Pippa Funnel became the first equestrian event rider to complete the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing by adding the Burghley Horse Trials title to her earlier victories at Lexington and Badminton Horse Trials. Pippa is one of the worlds leading three day event riders

BE Dressage Test 101 (2001)

British Eventing DRESSAGE TEST 101 Intro (2001) Interval between horses 6 mins in a 20m x 40m arena. To be ridden in a snaffle bridle

The Origin of Equestrian Eventing Competitions

Origin of Equestrian Eventing

The origins of equestrian eventing are based in a comprehensive cavalry test requiring cavalry riders to master several ridden disciplines. Fitness of both the horse & rider were assessed based on speed and endurance using steeplechase, showjumping and dressage competitions.

Dressage Test 121 Novice | British Eventing

NOVICE DRESSAGE TEST 121 (2001) – British Eventing Interval between horses 6 mins 30 secs Arena 20m x 40m – To be ridden in a snaffle bridle A Enter at working trot and proceed down centre line without halting ……….10 …