An Equestrian Triathlon:
Eventing combines the elegance of Dressage, the thrill of Cross-Country and the precision of Show Jumping.
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The first phase of the competition which tests a horse’s obedience to the rider. Gait, suppleness and communication are tested through a series of prescribed, intricate movements.
Horse and rider maneuver at high speed over a course of varied terrain and natural obstacles. Boldness, bravery and discipline on both the part of the rider and horse are on full display.
A sequence of obstacles and tight turns are carried out within an arena – the final test of stamina, agility and precision.
The Essex Horse Trial offers 5 levels of competition: Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Preliminary, and Advanced.
Top Honors goes to the rider who accumulates the least amount of penalty points in each phase of the competition.