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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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