7th – 9th August 2020 – 10 min drive from Burleigh Court Hotel
Eventing (or sometimes referred to as Horse Trials) originally evolved from the training and selection of cavalry horses. Today it is three equestrian disciplines (dressage, show jumping and cross country) combined and competed by horse and rider as a combination.
Each of the three disciplines is designed to test the horses ability – dressage shows how trainable the horse is and its basic paces in walk, trot and canter. The show jumping shows athleticism, control and accuracy while the cross country tests stamina, speed, jumping and bravery. The sport is rather like the triathlon horse events in that it combines different disciplines in one competition and is run on a cumulative penalty basis. The competitor with the least penalties at the end is the winner.