eventing

noun event·ing \ i-ˈven-tiŋ \

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.
  • Newsweek5 Aug. 1996
  • An Olympic sport since 1912, eventing originated as a way to test the ability and endurance of military horses.
  • —Katie ThomasNew York Times9 Apr. 2008

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First Known Use of eventing

1965


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