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

Open Eventing Test – BE-Novice Dressage Test 112 (2010)

Intermedate Test BE-100 Dressage Test 107 (2016). Changed for 2022,

Junior Eventing Test – BE-Test 95 (2012)

Under 12 Eventing Test – IPC-Pre-Novice Test 2019