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.

Eventing Rule Book

ODE Dates 2022

All are subject to change. 

28th May – South Westmeath Hunt Branch – Annaharvey

5th June Wicklow Hunt Branch – Rosanna

12th June Carlow Hunt Branch – Bunclody

26th June Island Hunt Branch – Frankfort

10th July Co. Limerick Branch – Crecora 

10th  July Laois Hunt Branch _ Stradbally

17th July Tipperary Hunt Branch – Grove

20th July Killinick Harriers Hunt Branch- Sleedagh

24th July Kildare Hunt Branch – Punchestown

24th July United & Carbery Hunt Branches Ballindenisk

1st  August Scarteen Hunt Branch – Hillcrest Equestrian Centre

6th  August Area 5 – Kilguikey

27th & 28th Eventing Championships – Venue TBC

Click 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