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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

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Olympic Eventing Team Ahead of Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations selected to represent the U.S. Olympic Eventing Team …

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Defender U.S. Eventing Team Finishes in Second Place at FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Ireland CCIO4*-NC-S

Millstreet, Ireland – The Defender U.S. Eventing Team concluded a successful outing at the FEI Eventing Nations Cup CCIO4*-NC-S – …

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U.S. Equestrian Announces Defender U.S. Eventing Team for 2024 FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Ireland CCIO4*-NC-S

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations who will represent the Defender U.S. Eventing Team …

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USET Foundation Awards 2024 Jacqueline B. Mars Spring National Competition and Training Grant to Mia Farley

The 2024 Jacqueline B. Mars National Competition and Training Grant has been awarded to 24-year-old U.S. eventing athlete Mia Farley …

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Townend and Cooley Rosalent Win, Nicholson and Vermiculus Are Top U.S. Pair at 2024 Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian™

The show jumping phase closed out the 2024 Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by MARS Equestrian (K3DE). Oliver Townend (GBR) …

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Tommy Greengard Receives the USET Foundation’s 2024 Amanda Pirie Warrington Grant

Up-and-coming eventing athlete Tommy Greengard of Malibu, California, was named the recipient of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation’s …

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U.S. Eventing Team Finishes with Silver Medal and Pamukcu Takes Gold to Close Out Eventing at Santiago 2023 Pan American Games

By US Equestrian Communications Department The U.S. Eventing Team concluded their week in Santiago, taking the team silver medal on …

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US Equestrian Recognizes USET Foundation’s 2023 Jacqueline B. Mars National Competition and Training Grant Recipients

US Equestrian is pleased to acknowledge the 2023 Jacqueline B. Mars National Competition and Training Grant recipients. The national grants …

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

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

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Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Finish Second in Final Standings of SAP Cup CCIO4*-S at CHIO Aachen

By US Equestrian Communications Department The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team completed the SAP Cup CCIO4*-S at CHIO Aachen finishing …

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Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Finishes Second at FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ Poland CCIO4*-NC-S

By US Equestrian Communications Department The Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team had a successful outing over the weekend at the …

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Rising Eventing Stars Receive USET Foundation’s Karen E. Stives Endowment Fund Grant

Kara Pinato Scro The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation has announced the newest recipients of the Karen E. Stives …

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US Equestrian Announces Land Rover U.S. Eventing Squad for 2023 CHIO Aachen CCIO4*-S

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

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Tamie Smith and Mai Baum Clinch Historic Win at 2023 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by MARS Equestrian™

By US Equestrian Communications Department Tamie Smith and Mai Baum led heading into the final day of competition at the …

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US Equestrian Announces Eventing Athletes for 2023 European Development Tour

By US Equestrian Communications Department US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athlete-and-horse combinations that have been selected for the …

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Meg Pellegrini Receives the USET Foundation’s 2023 Amanda Pirie Warrington Grant

Up-and-coming eventing athlete Meg Pellegrini of Wayne, Pennsylvania, was named the recipient of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation’s …

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Caroline Martin rides HSH Blake during the Cross Country for the CCI3*-L event at the FEI Eventing World Championship for Young Horses in Le Lion d’Angers, France

Caroline Martin and HSH Blake Receive the USET Foundation’s Connaught Grant in Memory of Bruce Duchossosis

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation has named rising eventing star Caroline Martin of Riegelsville, Pennsylvania, and her mount, …

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Dan Kreitl and Carmango in the cross-country phase of the Dutta Corp. USEF CCI4*-L Eventing National Championship at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC

First Four-Star Is a Charm: Dan Kreitl and Carmango Receive USET Foundation’s 2022 Gladstone Challenge Trophy

On November 13, 2022, amateur eventing athlete Dan Kreitl of Muncie, Indiana, received the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation’s …

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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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