• USEF Network @missfoxinsocks @USEquestrian @RolexKentucky You can watch #rk3de online at www.USEFNetwork. com 4/21/2014 10:01:52 AM
  • Eventing Nation Andrew Nicholson has withdrawn Quimbo from @RolexKentucky: http://t.co/yBJ7pKoEU6 #eventinglive Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/21/2014 9:26:35 AM
  • PhelpsSports.com #TeamUSA is led by Beezie Madden on 8 tied for 7th going into the final round of #wcupLyon - McLain Ward 9th on 13, Katie Dinan 10th on 17 Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/21/2014 9:22:25 AM
  • USEF Network How excited is everyone? @RolexKentucky starts in just 3 days! #rk3de http://t.co/7VuuQHVRnD http://t.co/kLA62hk00H 4/21/2014 9:21:25 AM
  • Erin Ryder Hsu My inner monologue this week goes something like this: Rolex Rolex Rolex Rolex Rolex Rolex Rolex Rolex Rolex Rolex Rolex Rolex #rk3de Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/21/2014 8:59:21 AM
  • USEF Look who was out and about this morning, reigning #wcf champ Simon @JohnMaddenSales http://t.co/iDjvAIpfEr Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/21/2014 5:02:50 AM
  • The FEI Beezie Madden & Simon, defending champions aiming for USA back-to-back hat-trick @Longines FEI WC #showjumping Final http://t.co/34LjXI2 Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/21/2014 5:02:46 AM
  • USEF Network Konyot and Parra Close Out 2014 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final with Improved Scores http://t.co/7JBanWu5kt 4/20/2014 7:13:09 PM
  • USEF Network This time next week, we'll know who the 2014 #rk3de winner is http://t.co/U3n4Q2knpT 4 days until it begins http://t.co/bEXnhQGVCb 4/20/2014 4:24:58 PM
  • USEF Network 7 U.S. horses will jump in @FEI_WCUP_LYON Final Round on Monday. Farrington will rest Voyuer http://t.co/rLegMq6p6n 4/20/2014 10:33:18 AM

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Eventing

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. To learn more about the exciting world of eventing, visit the United States Eventing Association at useventing.com.