Horse Trials :: Shared Description

The equestrian sport of Eventing comprises three phases: dressage, showjumping and cross-country, which test horse and rider skills and abilities in different ways. (Both dressage and showjumping exist as competitive disciplines in their own right, but only eventing combines them and cross-country in a single competition). Competitions are called 'horse trials' and take place over one or more days, hence 'one-day event' (ODE), 'three-day event'.

There will usually be several classes at an event, each graded according to difficulty, complexity and/or duration, and run under either national rules (the UK governing body is British Eventing) or international rules (the FEI, or International Equestrian Federation). In the UK there are six levels of affiliated eventing to cater for all levels of horse and rider: BE80(T) (the 'T' stands for Training), BE90 (formerly 'Intro'), BE100 (formerly 'Pre-Novice'), Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. International classes are graded with a star system from * to ****. A four-star competition is the highest level of eventing. There are only six such competitions in the world, two of which are held in the UK: Badminton in the spring and Burghley in the autumn.

Scoring is on a cumulative penalty basis. In dressage, each movement is scored out of ten, with the total being added up and converted to a penalty. In showjumping, penalties are awarded for fences knocked down and also for exceeding the time limit. In the cross-country phase, penalties are awarded for a variety of infractions such as refusals, falls, circling between lettered obstacles, and exceeding the optimum time. The competitor with the fewest penalties at the end is the winner of the section.

For more information see:
British Eventing website LinkExternal link
Eventing entry in Wikipedia LinkExternal link
by Jonathan Hutchins
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ST8083 : Badminton Horse Trials 2017: cross-country fence 1 by Jonathan Hutchins
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SP4415 : Blenheim Horse Trials: crowds on the cross-country course by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ5567 : Kelsall Hill Horse Trials: horse walk to cross-country start by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ8065 : Oak tree at Somerford Park Farm by Jonathan Hutchins
SK2570 : Big screen at Chatsworth Horse Trials by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ8010 : Weston Park Horse Trials: cross-country obstacle by Jonathan Hutchins
ST7983 : Food stalls at Badminton Horse Trials by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ8061 : Beware traffic sign by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ8165 : Somerford Park Horse Trials: cross-country obstacle by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ8165 : Cross-country start box at Somerford Park Horse Trials by Jonathan Hutchins
SU1574 : Barbury Castle Horse Trials by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ5567 : Kelsall Hill Horse Trials: cross-country fence 15 by Jonathan Hutchins
ST8182 : Badminton Horse Trials 2017: cross-country fence 15 - pond by Jonathan Hutchins
TF0405 : Burghley Horse Trials: cross-country obstacle no.26 by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ8165 : Somerford Park Horse Trials: cross-country obstacles by Jonathan Hutchins
SK9339 : Belton Horse Trials: entrance by Jonathan Hutchins
SP4415 : Blenheim Horse Trials: trade stands by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ5567 : Kelsall Hill Horse Trials: showjumping arena party by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ9625 : Stafford Horse Trials: showjumping arena by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ8061 : Cross-country fences at Smallwood by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ8165 : Somerford Park Horse Trials: water obstacle by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ8065 : Oak in lorry park at Somerford Park Farm by Jonathan Hutchins
SJ5567 : Kelsall Hill Horse Trials: prize giving by Jonathan Hutchins
SP4414 : Blenheim Horse Trials: cross-country obstacles by Jonathan Hutchins

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Created: Wed, 4 Mar 2015, Updated: Tue, 15 Sep 2015

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