Eventing originally evolved from the training and selection of Cavalry Horses.
It involves 3 disciplines, each of which is designed to test the horse’s ability. The Dressage phase shows how trainable the horse is and its basic paces in walk, trot and canter, the show jumping shows athleticism, control and accuracy while the cross – country phase tests stamina, speed, jumping and bravery. The sport combines the different disciplines in one competition and is run on a cumulative penalty basis. The competitor with least penalties at the end is the winner.
ODE Dates 2023
28th May – Wexford Hunt Branch – The Kennels Ballinaboola Co. Wexford
3rd June – Waterford Hunt Branch – Ballinamona Equestrian Centre, Co. Waterford
11th June – Carlow Hunt Branch – Bunclody
25th June – Scarteen Hunt Branch- Hillcrest Equestrian Centre
25 June – Island Hunt Branch – Frankfort Equestrian Centre
2nd July – United & Carbery Branches – Ballindenisk, Co. Cork
2nd July – Area 7- Killosery Equestrian Centre, Dublin
9th July – Co. Limerick Hunt Branch – Crecora Equestrian Centre, Co. Limerick
9th July – Laois Hunt Branch- Stradbally Hall
16th July – Tipperary Hunt Branch – Grove
19 July – Killinick Harriers Branch – Sleedagh Farm
23rd July – Kildare Hunt Branch- Punchestown
5th August – Shillelagh PC – Coolboy
6th August – Area 5 – Kilguikey
26th & 27th – August – National Eventing Championships – Tattersalls Ire.
Links below for Eventing Tests