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The Event at Rebecca Farm has become one of the largest competitions of its kind in the United States.
The sport of Eventing can best be described as an equestrian triathlon with historic military ties meant to replicate what a horse and rider would go through in the cavalry. The horse and rider compete in a partnership to complete the three eventing tests as a team, with their cumulative performance determining their final standing.
Dressage is designed to test obedience and the harmony between horse and rider. Cross-country is designed to test endurance, courage, boldness, confidence, and stamina of both horse and rider with horses running long distances at high rates of speed maneuvering through obstacles and over jumps. Show jumping examines precision, agility, and technique while traversing jumps and turning at the rider’s command. It is a true test of condition and focus after completing the dressage and cross-country phases.
In 2000 after years of searching for the perfect place, the Broussard family purchased a 640-acre parcel of land just north of Kalispell, MT for the purpose of creating a world-class eventing venue. Captain Mark Phillips, a world-renowned course designer from England, was tasked to complete the design the cross-country course.
2002 saw the inaugural competition at Rebecca Farm as a huge success. In 2004, The Event became a USEF and USEA recognized Gold Cup Series and a Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Cup Eventing competition that now hosts some 500 competitors at the annual event. For more information about The Event visit http:/​/​www.​rebeccafarm.​org

Categories & Keywords
Category:Sports
Subcategory:Equestrian
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:cross country, dressage, equestrian, eventing, horse, riding, show jumping

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