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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

USET Foundation Awards Will Faudree With the Connaught Grant in Memory of Bruce Duchossois

Gladstone, NJ – The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation has awarded the Connaught Grant to Will Faudree, and his …

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USET Foundation Awards Liz Halliday-Sharp With the Jacqueline B. Mars National Competition & Training Grant

Gladstone, NJ – The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation has awarded the Jacqueline B. Mars National Competition & Training …

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USET Foundation Awards Mia Farley with Amanda Pirie Warrington Grant

Gladstone, NJ – The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation has awarded the 2020 Amanda Pirie Warrington Grant to Mia …

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USET Foundation and US Equestrian Mourn Loss of Patrick “Packy” McGaughan

Gladstone, NJ – The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation and US Equestrian are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of …

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Teams Announced for USEF Futures Team Challenge at Carolina International

Lexington, Ky – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the eventing athletes who will participate in the USEF Futures Team Challenge, …

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US Equestrian Announces List of Athletes Selected to 2020 USEF Eventing 25 Emerging Athlete Program

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the final list of athletes named to the 2020 USEF Eventing 25 …

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USEF Futures Team Challenge Competitions Announced for 2020

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the 2020 competitions for the USEF Futures Team Challenge, which will continue …

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US Equestrian Announces Updated Selection Structure for 2020 USEF Eventing 25 Program

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the list of athletes who have been named to participate in an …

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US Equestrian Announces Updates to Training Lists for U.S. Eventing Pathway Program

Lexington, KY – November 26, 2019 – US Equestrian has announced updates to the Elite, Pre-Elite and Development Training Lists …

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Allison Springer and Francesca Spoltore Crowned USEF CCI2*-L Eventing National Champions

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Leslie Threlkeld  Lexington, VA — As the highest placed American in the CCI2*-LA division, Allison Springer (Upperville, …

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Erin Sylvester Crowned The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Champion at The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International

Fair Hill, Md. – Erin Sylvester and Paddy the Caddy ended their long history of competing at The Dutta Corp. …

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Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Tests New Olympic Format at FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ The Netherlands

Tamie Smith and Mai Baum Earn Top-15 Finish by US Equestrian Communications Department/Classic Communications  Enschede, the Netherlands – Tamie Smith …

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USET Foundation Announces Ariel Grald and Ellie MacPhail O’Neal for Jacqueline B. Mars International and National Competition Grants

Gladstone, N.J. – Aug. 21, 2019 – The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation is thrilled to announce Ariel Grald …

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U.S. Eventing Team Punches Ticket to Tokyo 2020 With Stellar Performances at Lima 2019

Lima, Peru – The U.S. Eventing Team concluded competition at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games capturing the team gold …

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USET Foundation Awards Amanda Pirie Warrington Grant to Ryan Keefe

Gladstone, N.J. – Jan. 14, 2019 – The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation is pleased to announce that it …

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Colleen Rutledge and C Me Fly. Photo: Brant Gamma Photos

Colleen Rutledge and C Me Fly Jump to Win the USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championship

Lexington, Va. – On the final day of the Virginia Horse Trials, Colleen Rutledge and C Me Fly jumped a …

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Boyd Martin (Brant Gamma Photo)

Eventing Athletes Ready to Compete for the USEF CCI1* and CCI1*-JR/YR National Championship Titles at 2018 Virginia Horse Trials

Lexington, Va. – Competitors have arrived at the Virginia Horse Center for the Virginia Horse Trials, home to the USEF …

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Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin win The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3* Eventing National Championship (Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photo)

Thieriot Stutes Shines to Win The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3* Eventing National Championship and USEF Developing Rider National Championship; Martin Victorious in The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI2* Eventing National Championship on Final Day of 2018 The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International

Fair Hill, Md. –  Frankie Thieriot Stutes’s trek from California to the 2018 The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event proved …

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Sydney Conley Elliot competing at Great Meadow International. Photo: Shannon Brinkman Photography

Elliot, Libby, Stutes and Smith Selected for Jacqueline B. Mars National Competition and Training Grants

Gladstone, N.J. – Oct. 4, 2018 – The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the …

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Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Perseveres at FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Ireland

Co Cork, Ireland – With some challenges and a new Olympic format to contend with, The Land Rover U.S. Eventing …

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US Equestrian Names the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Ireland

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the combinations that will compete on the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for …

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Payne, Smith and White Selected for USET Foundation Jacqueline B. Mars International Competition Grants

Gladstone, N.J. – June 27, 2018 – The USET Foundation is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Jacqueline B. Mars International …

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Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Finishes Third in FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ USA at Great Meadow International presented by Adequan®

Will Coleman Captures Individual Title at GMI by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 8, 2018 Chef d’Equipe Erik Duvander, …

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US Equestrian Announces Land Rover U.S. Eventing Teams for FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ USA, CICO3* Aachen

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian has announced the combinations that will compete on the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for …

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