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Somewhat comparable to a human triathlon, the discipline of eventing was historically developed to test the skills required of the working military mount – athleticism, agility, bravery, speed and endurance. In modern time, eventing has evolved into an exciting spectator sport and competitive endeavor attracting enthusiasts of all levels – from weekend amateur riders to international professionals. At its highest level, eventing is recognized as one of the three Olympic equestrian disciplines, but it also offers activities and competitions for riders and horses of all levels.

Eventing is divided into three phases: dressage, cross-country and show jumping. These phases of the competition are usually held over the course of three days, hence the other popular term for this discipline, the three-day event. Dressage is held the first day to demonstrate the level of communication between horse and rider and showcase the horse’s power, balance, rhythm and suppleness which are tested further in the following two phases. The second day of the event entails the crosscountry test in which the endurance, jumping ability and speed is tested as horse and rider negotiate a course of fixed obstacles set on varied terrain usually measuring between 2.75 to 4 miles. The third and final phase, show jumping, tests the horse’s suppleness, obedience and stamina after two prior days of exertion, and also the rider’s precision and accuracy as the horse/rider team negotiate a set course of strategically placed obstacles within the confines of an arena.

Eventing Headlines

Robert Costello - U.S. Eventing Technical Advisor and Chef d’Equipe

US Equestrian Announces the Appointment of Robert Costello as Eventing Technical Advisor and Chef d’Equipe

By US Equestrian Communications Department US Equestrian (USEF) announces the appointment of Robert (Bobby) Costello as Eventing Technical Advisor/Chef d’Equipe …

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Liz Halliday-Sharp and Miks Master C riding on the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup Netherlands CCIO4*-L

Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Finishes Fifth in FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Netherlands CCIO4*-L

By US Equestrian Communications Department Enschede, the Netherlands – The FEI Eventing Nations Cup Netherlands CCIO4*-L at Military Boekelo-Enschede concluded on …

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U.S. Eventing Team Qualifies for Paris 2024 Olympic Games with Silver Medal at 2022 FEI Eventing World Championship, Pratoni

Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Qualifies for Paris 2024 Olympic Games with Silver Medal Finish at Conclusion of 2022 FEI Eventing World Championship

By US Equestrian Communications Department Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy – The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team has officially secured qualification for …

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Liz Halliday-Sharp and Miks Master C at 2022 Eventing Nations Cup Bromont

Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Wins Gold at 2022 FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ – Canada CCIO4*-S at Bromont CCI

By US Equestrian Communications Department The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team took home the gold medal in the FEI Eventing …

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Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Announced for the 2022 FEI Eventing Nations Cup Canada CCIO4*-S at Bromont Horse Park

US Equestrian Announces Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Canada CCIO4*-S

US Equestrian is pleased to announce the four combinations selected to represent the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team at the …

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Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad and Alternates for 2022 FEI Eventing World Championship in Pratoni

US Equestrian Announces Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad and Alternates for 2022 FEI Eventing World Championship

By US Equestrian Communications Department US Equestrian is pleased to announce the combinations selected to represent the Land Rover U.S. …

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Caroline Martin & Islandwood Captain Jack on U.S. Eventing Team at Nations Cup Great Britain CCIO4*-S

Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Secures Silver in FEI Eventing Nations Cup Great Britain CCIO4*-S

By US Equestrian Communications Department The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team finished on the podium at the conclusion of the …

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U.S. Eventing Team for CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S

US Equestrian Announces Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S

By US Equestrian Communications Department US Equestrian is pleased to announce the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the CHIO …

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Doug Payne Earns National Champion Title in 2022 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

Jung Wins Overall Title, Payne Earns National Champion Title in 2022 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian

By US Equestrian Communications Department The Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian CCI5*-L came to an exciting …

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Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for FEI Eventing Nations Cup Great Britain CCIO4*-S

US Equestrian Announces Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for FEI Eventing Nations Cup Great Britain CCIO4*-S

By US Equestrian Communications Department US Equestrian is pleased to announce the four combinations who will represent the Land Rover …

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Will Coleman and Chin Tonic awarded Connaught Grant

Will Coleman and Chin Tonic Receive the USET Foundation’s Connaught Grant in Memory of Bruce Duchossois

GLADSTONE, N.J. – The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation has named Olympic eventer Will Coleman of Gordonsville, Virginia, and …

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Audrey Sanborn & OBOS Quality Time at the 2022 Youth Team Challenge Temecula – West Coast Final

Adequan®/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge Temecula – West Coast Final Concludes with Showcase of Top Upcoming Talent in CCI3*-L and CCI2*-L Competition

By US Equestrian Communications Department Temecula, Calif. – The inaugural Adequan/USEF Eventing Youth Team Challenge Temecula – West Coast Final concluded …

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Boyd Martin and On Cue, owned by Christine Turner, with 2021 Maryland 5 Star

Kurt Martin Is the 2021 USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Champion; Boyd Martin Takes the Win in the Inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill

By US Equestrian Communicatons Department Elkton, Md. – At the conclusion of a historic week at Fair Hill, Kurt Martin and …

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The Netherlands CCIO4*-L – U.S. Eventing Team takes Second Place

Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Secures Second Place Finish at 2021 FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ The Netherlands CCIO4*-L

By US Equestrian Communications Department Enschede, The Netherlands – The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team showcased strong talent in all three …

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Sydney Elliott and QC Diamantaire awarded Jacqueline B. Mars International Competition & Training Grant

USET Foundation Announces Eventing Grant Recipients and Celebrates Historic Finish at 2021 CHIO Aachen

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation has announced the recipients of two eventing grants: the Jacqueline B. Mars National …

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Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team at 2021 World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen

U.S. Eventing Achieves Historic Results at 2021 World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen

By US Equestrian Communications Department Aachen, Germany – It was a historic week for U.S. Eventing as American athletes achieved their …

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US Equestrian Announces USET Foundation and Land Rover Eventing Grant Recipients for 2021

By US Equestrian Communications Department Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian and the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation are pleased to announce the …

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Doug Payne and Vandiver on U.S. Eventing Team at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

U.S. Eventing Team Finishes in Sixth Place at Conclusion of Team Competition at Tokyo 2020 with All Three Combinations Finishing in the Top 25 Individually

By US Equestrian Communications Department Tokyo, Japan – The U.S. Eventing Team finished in sixth place out of 14 nations on …

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U.S. Team Member Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg in Cross Country Phase at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

U.S. Eventing Team Delivers Three Strong Cross-Country Rounds to Improve Team Standing Ahead of Final Phase at Tokyo

By US Equestrian Communications Department Tokyo, Japan – The U.S. Eventing Team made strong work of Derek Di Grazia’s track at …

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Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg Score a 31.1 at Tokyo 2020

Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg Score a 31.1 to Round Out the Dressage Phase for U.S. Eventing Team at Tokyo 2020

By US Equestrian Communications Department Tokyo, Japan – Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg served as the final combination of the three-man team …

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U.S. Eventing Team Member Phillip Dutton and Z at Tokyo 2020

Doug Payne and Phillip Dutton Lay Foundation for U.S. Eventing Team on First Day of Dressage Competition at Tokyo 2020

By US Equestrian Communications Department Tokyo, Japan – The first day of competition for the U.S. Eventing Team has concluded at …

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U.S. Eventing Passes First Tokyo Inspection. Phillip Dutton/Z, Martin/Tsetserleg, Payne/Vandiver, & traveling reserve Smith/Mai Baum.

U.S. Eventing Team Passes First Horse Inspection at Tokyo 2020 with Flying Colors

By US Equestrian Communications Department Tokyo, Japan – The U.S. Eventing Team has passed the First Horse Inspection at the Equestrian …

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Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S

US Equestrian Announces Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S

By US Equestrian Communications Department Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations selected to represent the …

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U.S. Eventing Olympic Team 2020 Tokyo Olympics

US Equestrian Announces Substitution for U.S. Eventing Olympic Team

By US Equestrian Communications Department Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced a substitution to the U.S. Eventing Olympic Team …

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2020 U.S. Eventing Olympic Team

US Equestrian Announces Horse Substitution for U.S. Eventing Olympic Team

By US Equestrian. Communications Department Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced a horse substitution for the U.S. Eventing Olympic Team …

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