Eventing is a horse sport that was made extremely popular by the British. The sport has even become so popular that it’s become and Olympic event. Eventing was originally derived from the training horses in the cavalry. Much of the sport consists of training horses to perform certain tasks like dressage, show jumping and cross-country. There are two kinds of eventing. There is one-day eventing and three-day eventing. Three-day eventing is primarily the type used at the Olympics.
There is a considerable amount of training that someone needs to get involved with to compete in eventing. The first thing you need to do is get in touch with a local horse farm or pony club. If you have never ridden a horse before then you are going to need to get some lessons under your belt beforehand.
Most riders get started at a very early age. Some riders are even competing in their teens. Once you begin the process, you will be given a ranking level. These levels go from D, D1, D2, D3, C, C1, C2, C3, and so forth all the way to A. An A level ranking is the best. Most people start out around the C level and work their way up to the B levels. Once you reach the high Cs or the lower Bs, you will start your competition training.
Most people will not be able to afford to buy a horse so it’s recommended that you use a horse from a pony club or a riding club. After you get some lessons under your belt and you are sure that you are going to be riding for a long time, you should look into buying your own horse.
Taking up eventing is a great way for a child or an adult to learn about horse care and riding, but it’s not for everybody. When you talk about competition, there can be a lot politics and overwhelming expectations from coaches and clubs. Only invest in this sport if you are sure it’s something that you will be doing for a long time, as it can be extremely expensive.