- The amended Olympic Selection Procedures are now available on the Tokyo 2020 webpage.
- Check the Eventing News & Updates page for announcements and resources.
- COVID-19 FAQ for Eventing Competitions - updated July 30, 2020
- COVID-19 Related Rule Modifications for 2020 - updated August 31, 2020
- USEF's COVID-19 Action Plan - updated August 18, 2020
- State-by-State Tracker - updated weekly
- Search All FEI Competition Cancellations
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.