The three day event is the equestrian equivalent of the triathlon-the most demanding competition in all branches of equitation. Dressage, cross-country, and show jumping are carried out over three consecutive days.
Friday is devoted to dressage where horse and rider compete on suppleness, skill, obedience and accuracy as the combinations work through a series of moves in a defined area.
Saturday is the test of the horse and rider speed and endurance via the cross country phase of the event.
The Central Arena is the venue for the final day of competition and the show jumping. Again, this is a test of fitness and endurance as well as a measure of the horse’s recovery after the exertions of the cross country.
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