- USEF Update on COVID-19: Suspension Extended to May 3
- Official US Equestrian Statement on Postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
- Selection Procedures for the Olympics are currently under review due to the postponement of the Games.
- Check the Eventing News & Updates page for COVID-19 announcements, resources and links.
- Click here for an an updated list of U.S. FEI competition cancellations.
- Check the USEA Calendar for updates on National competitions.
The Olympic sport of eventing is best described as an equestrian triathlon. The sport originated as a cavalry test and is comprised of three phases: dressage, cross country and show jumping. The first phase – dressage – shows the graceful partnership of horse and rider through a sequence of movements on the flat. The next phase – cross country – challenges bravery, fitness and determination as combinations navigate a series of solid obstacles, technical questions and varied terrain. In the final phase – show jumping – pairs must again prove their precision as they clear a course of fences. Competitors accumulate penalty points in each phase. At the end of the event, the pair with the lowest score wins. Eventing tests horse and rider pairs more completely than any other discipline.
US Equestrian runs numerous programs for eventing competitors. To learn more about these programs, please see the information below.