Equestrian video's are a great learning tool, being able to watch yourself and others allows you to analyze how well you are riding and evaluate your own horses performance so that you can then go away and work on any weak areas ready for your next event.
These video's will also allow those who do not have experience of a competition to know what to expect before they enter or have a go for themselves, although as with any equestrian discipline it is worth seeking the advice of a qualified trainer before you enter competition to ensure that both you and your horse are ready and well prepared for the event you wish to do which, helping to ensure that you have a fun and successful day.
Horse Riding Videos
In the videos below you will be able to watch a dressage test, show jumping round and cross country phase of an eventing competition, helping to give you an insight into whats involved with these types of competition:
Dressage tests can be performed as the first part of an eventing competition or as part of a pure dressage competition. The basic principles are the same and require the horse and rider to harmoniously perform a sequence of movements around a set arena. The video was taken at Longleat House during an eventing competition and explains the various movements that are being performed... view Dressage Test Video
- Show Jumping
Jumping a course of show jumps is a great test of athleticism and concentration. Show jumping rounds can be included as part of an eventing competition or as a part of a show jumping competition. The main difference is that there is only one round for eventing and no timed jump off. Here is an example of a show jumping round which was taken during an eventing competition at Longleat House, Wiltshire... view Show Jumping Video
- Cross Country
During eventing competitions there are three phases, the dressage, show jumping and cross country phase. Jumping a wide variety of solid obstacles over varied and undulating terrain is a real test of horse and riders courage, athleticism and concentration, in the video you will be able to observe a variety of novice fences between 3'6 to 3'9 feet in height that are often found on many cross country courses... view Cross Country Video
Horse Care Videos
Being able to view how to clip a horse and what preparation and equipment are required can help make the clipping process much easier:
It is often necessary during the winter months to give your horse or pony a clip. This will allow them to work without getting too hot because of their winter coats and be more hygienic. The amount you take off will depend on your horses age, temperament, work load and condition. In the video you will observe how to clip various areas of the horse and the techniques used... view Clipping Video