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EVENTING

At Grey Horse Farm, Eventing is the equestrian discipline of choice.

What does that mean?  

Eventing is known as the triathlon of equestrian sport.  The sport originated as a cavalry test.  The sport originated as a cavalry test and is comprised of three phases: dressage, cross country and show jumping. The first phase – dressage – shows the graceful partnership of horse and rider through a sequence of movements on the flat. The next phase – cross country – challenges bravery, fitness and determination as combinations navigate a series of solid obstacles, technical questions and varied terrain. In the final phase – show jumping – pairs must again prove their precision as they clear a course of fences. Competitors accumulate penalty points in each phase. At the end of the event, the pair with the lowest score wins. Eventing tests horse and rider pairs more completely than any other discipline.  It has been an Olympic sport since the Olympic Games in 1912 held in Stockholm, Sweden.  Although it did not start out as a sport exemplifying equality of men and women, It is now one of the few sports in which men and women, of any age,  compete against each other as equals.

Naomi Dell, the owner of Grey Horse Farm, is an avid eventer and wishes to share the joy of eventing with others through her coaching and mentorship.  She and her horse Aramis have reached the 2* level in FEI Eventing.  Her goal is not to stop there.

Here is a video of Jessica Pheonix, a member of the Canadian Equestrian National Eventing Team.

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