Ingrid Klimke in the Cross-country discipline of an Eventing contest

Competition in three disciplines

Eventing (also known as horse trials) is an equestrian event where a single horse and rider combination compete against other combinations in the three disciplines of dressage, cross-country and show jumping. The competition may be run as a one-day event (ODE), where all three events are completed in one day (dressage, followed by cross country and then stadium) or a three-day event (3DE), which is more commonly now run over four days, with dressage on the first two days followed by cross country the next day and then show jumping in reverse order on the final day. 

Working terrain

Grass, sand, water

Rest place/daily stay

Stables and paddocks

Horse characteristics

Horses used for this discipline would generally come under the category of sporthorse.

Shoeing location



Eventing horses need to have grip. Therefore, studs are used for cross-country and jumping on grass. The shoes should be as light as possible as this is a demanding discipline.Grip can also be provided by shoes with a concave section, especially when the crease runs through the toe. 


Pads and silicones are often used to give comfort if the underground is hard.

Show our Eventing products
Ingrid Klimke in the Dressage discipline of an Eventing contest

Please note:

You're about to leave this website.

Yes, take me to