First Time Visitors

Eventing (also known as Horse Trials) is an equestrian event where a single horse and rider combination compete against others across three very different disciplines of Dressage (showing harmony between horse and rider), Cross-Country (a distance course of fixed jumps with different challenges ) and Show Jumping (in an arena with precision technical jumps). Points are gained and lossed through time and performance.

If you’re new to Eventing at Sydney International Horse Trials, here are a few tips to help you make your day more enjoyable. Click on the icons below to get more information.

We hope you have a great time at Sydney International Horse Trials – and look forward to seeing you again next year!

About Eventing

Learn more about the sport of Eventing, how scoring works and see our glossary of Eventing terms.

Get with the Program

Pick up a Program of Events at the entrance or from our Information Centre, located in the Shopping Village


Use our Venue and Course Maps to familiarise yourself with where to see the action – and where to shop, eat or drink between events.

Virtual Course Walk

Check out our digital guide to the Cross Country course – with audio explanations from course designer Mike Etherington-Smith