What is Long Format Eventing?

Eventing is an equestrian competition which combines dressage, cross country, and show jumping.  A traditional/classic/long format event cross country phase is an endurance test consisting of four phases:

Whether you call it a classic, full, or long format event, Gary Knoll photo it is a thrill like no other! The United States is the only country in the world that still offers and sanctions Classic format competitions which incorporate roads and tracks, steeplechase, and cross-country into four phases on speed and endurance day.




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In July, 2009, the USEA announced that the 5 Preliminary Classic Three-Day Events would team up with the 12 Smartpak Training Classic Three-Day Events to form the USEA Classic Three-Day Event Series! These are currently the only two levels of eventing to offer the long format!




Classic 3-Day Event Resources


Other Resources:

The Numbers:

From EventingUSA, the official blog of the USEA:








USEA Classic Eventing News


Next competitions:

Classic Training 3DE:

Hagyard Midsouth Three Day Event
Lexington, KY
(Area VIII)
October 19-23, 2011

Waredaca H.T. & Classic T3DE
Unity, MD (Area II)
Oct 20-23, 2011

Classic Preliminary 3DE:

Hagyard Midsouth Three Day Event
Lexington, KY
(Area VIII)
October 19-23, 2011


Now open for entries:

Classic Training 3DE:

Galway Downs International 3DE & H.T.
Temecula, CA (Area VI)
Nov 03-06, 2011
Entries close Oct 04, 2011

Rocking Horse Classic 3-Day & H.T.
Altoona, FL (Area III)
Nov 04-06, 2011
Entries close Oct 04, 2011

Classic Preliminary 3DE:

Galway Downs International 3DE & H.T.
Temecula, CA (Area VI)
Nov 03-06, 2011
Entries close Oct 04, 2011



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