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Recognizing that the equestrian sport of eventing has changed drastically over the past two decades in every wayfrom its general format to the way cross-country obstacles are builtthis comprehensive guide professionally addresses the activity's common lack of reference material. The study covers all proverbial bases, reflecting the means of achieving success according to today's standards. Training, conditioning, and competing in all three phases are detailed, including full chapters describing the special farriery, veterinary, and grooming needs of the event horse. With tips and advice from the top experts who make up the author's own international eventing team, this handbook also features information on how technology can be used to improve performance.
Phillip Dutton is a 12-time USEA Leading Rider of the Year and four-time Olympian. He has represented Australia in four World Championships, competed at the 2010 World Equestrian Games, and been named the top FEI World Event Rider. He is a founding member of the Professional Riders Organization (PRO) and was voted the 2009 Developing Rider Coach of the Year, having coached many adult amateurs and USET shortlisted riders. He lives in West Grove, Pennsylvania. Amber Heintzberger is a member of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists and a freelance writer and photographer specializing in equestrian subjects. A lifelong horsewoman, she has competed at eventing, dressage, and other events as well as retraining several off-the-track Thoroughbreds. She lives in New York City.