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.

Final results – Waterford ODE 2023


ODE Dates 2024 – Eventing Championships 24th + 24th August, Tattersalls.

19th May 2024WaterfordBallinamona Eq. Centre
26th May 2024WexfordThe Kennels, Ballinaboola
9th June 2024CarlowBunclody
16th June 2024KildarePunchestown
30th June 2024ScarteenHillcrest Equestrian
7th July 2024LaoisStradbally Hall
7th July 2024LimerickCrecora Equestrian
14th July 2024TipperaryGrove House
17th July 2024KillinickSleedagh
21st July 2024Carbery & UnitedBallindenisk
21st July 2024IslandFrankfort
3rd August 2024ShillelaghCoolboy
4th or 5th August 2024 TBCTBCTBC
10th August 2024Area 7Kilossery

Links below for Eventing Tests

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

Intermedate Test BE-100 Dressage Test 107 (2016).

Junior and Novice BE-90 Dressage Test 94 2023

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