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Shifting Gears

International eventer Liz Halliday-Sharp tells California riders that speed is no match for power.

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How to Jump a Corner: Proper Preparation

Learning to jump a corner fence takes practice and preparation in more ways than one.

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Townend Remains on Top After Cross-Country at the Maryland 5 Star

Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class maintain their lead in the CCI5*-L after a double-clear cross-country round.

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Maryland 5 Star Cross Country Photo Gallery

Here's a look at CCI5*-L and CCI3*-L cross country competition at the inaugural Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill.


Phillip Dutton and Quasi Cool Win CCI4*S at Plantation Field International

Dutton claimed the win followed by Buck Davidson in second and Fylicia Barr in third.

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Cross-Country Schooling Strategies • Senior Horse Tips

Identify goals to make the most of your cross-country schooling. Plus, special considerations for the senior performance horse.

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Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class Take the Lead in the LRK3DE CCI5*-L

Great Britain’s Townend holds a slim lead after cross-country. Tamie Smith and EnVogue maintain their lead in the CCI4*-S.

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LRK3DE CCI5*-L and CCI4*-S Day 3 Cross-Country Photo Gallery

A glimpse at day 3 of the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event—the CCI5*-L cross-country phase.


Countdown to Kentucky: Phillip Dutton on Z and Fernhill Singapore

Olympic gold-medalist Phillip Dutton shares about his two Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI5*-L mounts—Z and Fernhill Singapore.

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Countdown to Kentucky: Sharon White and Cooley On Show

International and tenured event rider Sharon White gives the inside scoop on how she and her five-star mount, Cooley On Show, are preparing for the Kentucky Three-Day Event.

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Countdown to Kentucky: Colleen Rutledge and Covert Rights

Colleen Rutledge shares how she and her mount Covert Rights are preparing for the Kentucky Three-Day Event in April 2021.

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Will Coleman Claims Victory at the 2021 Carolina International Horse Trials CCI4*-S

Will Coleman and Off The Record reign supreme at the Carolina International Horse Trials CCI4*-S after a speedy cross-country run.

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Learn to Gallop Cross-Country Fly Fences

Bonnie Mosser shares pointers on how to gallop “fly fences” comfortably out of stride.

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A Look Back at Jim Wofford's Annual Kentucky Three-Day Event Critique

In honor of the Kentucky Three-Day Event, we share some of our favorite critiques from cross-country day over the years


Cross-Country Coffins

Lay to rest your—and your horse’s—fears about this challenging cross-country question.


Photo Gallery: Favorite Moments from Fair Hill

Relive all the excitement from last weekend's Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event in Elkton, Maryland.

Chatwin has an unorthodox jumping style, but Frankie Thieriot Stutes knows how to maximize his performance.

Report from the 2018 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International

Fair Hill celebrated its 30th anniversary with thrilling cross-country rides and show jumping that offered the kind of excitement we always expect from the Maryland eventing fixture.

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Andreas Dibowski’s Principles of Cross-Country Riding

This German Olympic gold medalist tells clinic riders to focus on riding forward in balance—not on the distance—for a safer jump.

Lynn Symansky gritted her teeth and got on with it aboard Donner to be the highest-placed American after cross-country, in ninth place.

FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018: Cross Country

The Mark Phillips-designed course proved a perfect world championships test, making for a day that was both safe and exciting, although less than lucky for the U.S. team


Part 2: Selena O'Hanlon - Take it to the Bank

Canadian eventer Selena O’Hanlon explains how to produce the correct canter in the approaches to up and down banks and how to tackle on–off banks in Part 2 of this two-part series.

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The cross-country phase is why we do this sport. Here’s how to make the most of it.


Eventing's Quest for a Safer Sport

A look into safety changes made in eventing, including frangible technology and new data analysis that assesses cross-country risk.


Jim Wofford: The Competitive Conundrum

Thoughts on reconciling the demands of competition—when ‘they’ are keeping score—with classical training principles

Donner’s rider, Lynn Symansky, is the highest-placed American after cross-country.

Report: Cross Country Day at the 2018 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

A beautiful but challenging cross-country course made a few changes in the top of the standings, but with the final phase of competition coming up, each of the key contenders has more than a desire to win—they all have their special reasons.