The full picture illustrates the three phases of a Three-day event.  Dressage held on day one, tests the grace and elegance of a horse though a series of movements at the walk, trot and canter in an arena.  The cross-country phase is held on day two and tests the horse stamina and endurance over a course of natural jumps.  The distance of the course, time traveled, speed, and height of the jumps varies depending on the division of the competition (pictured is a 3-star competition [Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) ranges from 1-4 stars] which covers a distance of 5.7 - 6.8 km, over 40 obstacles, maximum height of 1.2 m).  The stadium jumping phase is the last phase held on day three, which tests the horse’s power and agility over temporary obstacles (3-star height = 1.25 m over 10-15 obstacles) in an arena. Each picture is also included separately for a variety of uses.       Over the centuries Eventing has developed from the test of the ideal military charger. Now it has evolved into a sport attracting interest from all levels of sports enthusiasts, from young or beginner rider, to Olympians.  In the United States the sport of Eventing is governed by the United States Eventing Association (www.useventing.com) and internationally the sport is run by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports or FEI (www.fei.org).

Three-day eventing

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Description: The full picture illustrates the three phases of a Three-day event. Dressage held on day one, tests the grace and elegance of a horse though a series of movements at the walk, trot and canter in an arena. The cross-country phase is held on day two and tests the horse stamina and endurance over a course of natural jumps. The distance of the course, time traveled, speed, and height of the jumps varies depending on the division of the competition (pictured is a 3-star competition [Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) ranges from 1-4 stars] which covers a distance of 5.7 - 6.8 km, over 40 obstacles, maximum height of 1.2 m). The stadium jumping phase is the last phase held on day three, which tests the horse’s power and agility over temporary obstacles (3-star height = 1.25 m over 10-15 obstacles) in an arena. Each picture is also included separately for a variety of uses. Over the centuries Eventing has developed from the test of the ideal military charger. Now it has evolved into a sport attracting interest from all levels of sports enthusiasts, from young or beginner rider, to Olympians. In the United States the sport of Eventing is governed by the United States Eventing Association (www.useventing.com) and internationally the sport is run by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports or FEI (www.fei.org).

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