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eventing Syllabification: e·vent·ing
Pronunciation: /əˈven(t)iNG/

Definition of eventing in English:


An equestrian sport in which competitors must take part in each of several contests, usually cross-country, dressage, and show jumping.
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.


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

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