For sheer thrill and excitement, there is no equestrian sport that can equal the blood-and-guts aura of Eventing -- or, as is often identified by its proper name: Combined Training. The awesome power of a horse and rider team displaying a brilliant and fluid partnership in an elegant dressage test, and then a short time later flying at galloping speed over huge man-made and nature-enhanced obstacles in a run cross county run for miles, and then topping off their achievement in a test of skill, ability, and agility on a timed course of difficult show jumps is indeed an equestrian sport that demands the highest level of both horse and rider.
The sport saw its beginnings during the early 20th century when warfare still incorporated the use of the cavalry horse, and the rigorous training for battle demanded absolute obedience on both the parade ground and in the field under fire. The advanced military machinery of World War I, however, quickly (and utterly) destroyed forever the use of the horse in modern warfare. Nonetheless, the cavalry training methods refused to die. Still sponsored by the Olympic committee, they gradually migrated their way out of the military agenda, to be warmly received by the civilian equestrian community.
The sport continues to be enjoyed on an international level, and is practiced by all levels - from novice to advanced, pony clubber to Olympian, from simple day events to the all-encompassing three-day. Some of the greatest and best known American (three day) Combined Training events are Radnor Hunt and Chesterland in Pennsylvania, Fair Hills in Maryland, Lexington in Kentucky, and Morven Park in Virginia.
Open to all sites relating to the sport of Eventing (aka Combined Training). Please do not submit shopping sites to this category, they would be more appropriately listed under Shopping.
Open to sites about Associations and Clubs for Eventing/Combined Training.
Please submit sites that are related to Eventing/Combined Training Associations and Clubs. There are subcategories for different regions, if your site does not belong in one of those regions, then just submit it here, otherwise please select the appropriate subcategory to submit your site to, this will help get your site listed as quickly as possible.
Open to all on-line directories listing sites devoted to the sport of Combined Training.
Open to all sites hosting or devoted exclusively to providing information on Horse Trials.
Open to all publications and on-line magazines devoted exclusively to the sport of Combined Training.
Open to all Personal Homepages specifically highlighting equestrians involved in the sport of Combined Training/Eventing.
Open to facilities specialising in Eventing training or providing specific facilities for training.
Open to facilities specialising in Eventing training or providing specific facilities for training. Sites should be submitted to Regional or the correct regional sub-category. Facilities that also provide general instruction, training and boarding should be submitted to Sports/Equestrian/Riding Stables in the correct regional category.