Definition of eventing
: an equestrian competition that typically takes place over 3 days and includes the events of dressage, cross-country, and show jumping Eventing is essentially a triathlon for horses, including a dressage test of mandatory figures, an endurance phase of cross-country galloping and jumping and show jumping. — Ellen Filmer, The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), 18 Dec. 2009 Despite having the most off-putting name in sport, three-day eventing is always a whale of a show. — Newsweek, 5 Aug. 1996 An Olympic sport since 1912, eventing originated as a way to test the ability and endurance of military horses. — Katie Thomas, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2008
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