Eventing is like a triathlon, but for horses and riders, that combines dressage, showjumping and cross country into one competition, normally held over one or two days. The competitions can be divided into two types – short format (or one-day event) and long format (three-day event). The sport of eventing is regulated nationally by Equestrian Australia and there are seven levels, at varying heights and difficulties, allowing riders of all ages and experience to compete.
Eventing can be a tough sport, but there is no better adrenaline rush than riding through those finish flags on cross country. It is a test of skill and trust between horse and rider, but a lot of fun can be had while competing as well. More information about eventing can be found by clicking the links below.
Equestrian Australia: https://www.equestrian.org.au/eventing
International Equestrian Federation (FEI): https://www.fei.org/eventing
If you would like to know more about the types of cross country fences you might see out eventing, check out our blog post below.
Written by Emma H.