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Eventing Should be More Widely Considered a Sport 1. Dressage Test 2. Cross-Country Test 3. Jumping Test Definitions of a Sport organized competition success in competitions depends on athleticism (physical abilities) NOT SPORT -debate -chess SPORT -basketball -baseball -eventing

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Eventing Should be More Widely Considered a Sport


1. Dressage Test


2. Cross-Country Test


3. Jumping Test


Definitions of a Sport

  • organized competition

  • success in competitions depends on athleticism (physical abilities)

NOT SPORT

-debate

-chess

SPORT

-basketball

-baseball

-eventing


Eventing Involves Organized Competition

  • Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) rates competitions using Concours Complet International (CCI) system

    - minimum rider and horse ages

    - maximum number of jumps

    - course lengths

    - speeds


CCI**** Competitions

  • Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

  • Olympics


Eventing Involves Athleticism

  • CCI**** Cross-Country Test

  • course length:

    6270-7410m (3.9 – 4.6 miles)

  • total course time:

    11-13 minutes

  • 45 jumps maximum

  • speed: 570 mpm (9.5 mph)


Eventing Involves Athleticism

  • many muscles are used in Eventing


What Can Go Wrong When a Rider Is Not Athletic Enough


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