This is an indispensable guide for all those new to the sport of eventing. A unique and all-round view of how to start eventing, for riders of all ages, wanting to compete in their first affiliated Horse Trials. Packed with top-tips and exercises for riders in all three phases, it is an ideal aid for parents and partners of would-be event riders. Colour-coded so you can pick out relevant sections at a glance, 'Eventing Explained' is the must-have guide for riders wanting to compete at BE80, BE90 and BE100 level. Contents include: What is Eventing; Competing with British Eventing; Preparation and Training; Horse Fitness; Rider Fitness and Mental Preparation; Training for Dressage, Showjumping; a Who's Who section at affiliated events, and much more.