Definition of eventing in English:

eventing

Syllabification: e·vent·ing
Pronunciation: /iˈventiNG
 
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noun

  • An equestrian sport in which competitors must take part in each of several contests, usually cross-country, dressage, and show jumping.
    More example sentences
    • Three-day eventing includes showjumping, dressage and the cross country section, which is said to have the highest risk factor.
    • They compete on a weekly basis in showjumping, eventing, dressage and showing, with a string of appearances on the national and international circuits, Olympia and the Horse of the Year Show under their accomplished equestrian belts.
    • Thousands of horses compete at racetracks and at showjumping, eventing, dressage, carriage driving, long distance riding, pony and leisure events.

Origin

1960s: from event, in three-day event, horse trials held on three consecutive days. Compare with eventer.

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