• Gillian Deschamps Happy Birthday to #SuperRover and happy jogging to everyone at #RK3DE today! http://t.co/pfhEaTV60D Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/23/2014 11:03:17 AM
  • USEF Network MT @Becca_sb13 @USEFNetwork will be my savior tomorrow since I can't be in Kentucky #Rolex #rk3de 4/23/2014 10:56:45 AM
  • Jenelle Christopher Lovely day for a hack out in @KyHorsePark for preparation for tomorrow's @RolexKentucky http://t.co/aUgnIMTuXF Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/23/2014 10:34:35 AM
  • Equestrian Magazine Rusty on the what, why, how of eventing? Better brush up before #rk3de http://t.co/g5Cg0U8DHT #RoadtoWEG #eventing Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/23/2014 10:29:08 AM
  • USEF Network @AQH_Rider Yep, we will have the cross country (and everything else) available on-demand :) 4/23/2014 10:22:03 AM
  • YUBpr @USEFNetwork @RolexKentucky safe rides for all! Good luck Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/23/2014 10:04:07 AM
  • Bre Stehr Since there is no way I'll be able to make it to Kentucky by tomorrow for Rolex, makes me relieved to know @USEFNetwork has my back! 💖🐎 Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/23/2014 9:53:40 AM
  • Aly Between my best friend @BubblyAllie & @USEFNetwork I'll have updates from Rolex via snapchat & potentially awkward selfies! Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/23/2014 9:37:59 AM
  • USEF Network In 24hrs, at 9:30am ET tomorrow, #rk3de begins... We're live from @rolexkentucky in 1 day! http://t.co/KJIWSpf0GO 4/23/2014 9:36:51 AM
  • Megan Leclerc The fact that @RolexKentucky starts tomorrow makes this week a good one! And with @USEFNetwork I can't plan on getting anything done Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/23/2014 9:15:59 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.