WHAT IS EVENTING?
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