Modern equestrian eventing has two main competition formats, the one day event (ODE) and the three day event (3DE). Equestrian eventing has also been known as Militaire, Horse Trials, or Combined Training
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
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 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
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).
The heights of show jumping obstacles used in the modern equestrian eventing showjumping phase are a superb test of the event horses athletic ability. It also proves the horse and riders fitness as it usually comes at the end of the eventing competition
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
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
In Equestrian Eventing gaining points moves the horse up the eventing levels and makes them eligible for entry to different competitions and classes. You can start at intro level and progress all the way to the Advanced Intermediate level
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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 …