A horse-riding competition in three phases

Phase One: Dressage

• From the French for "training," dressage tests a rider's ability with the horse, demonstrating the animal's obedience.

Phase Two: Cross-country

• Shows off the horse's speed and jumping ability by maneuvering through a course and scaling over a series of obstacles.

Phase Three: Stadium

• Horse and rider jump over colorful fences in an enclosed arena.

Source: U.S. Eventing Association