Eventing Cross-Country


Slide show from the cross country phase of the Eventing comp at Beijing 2008. We’d love to show real video but copyright blocks us from sharing. Please watch until the end and leave comments if you, like us, are totally UNDER impressed by the availability in decent times and duration of Equestrian events at the Olympics by the Channel 7 (Australia) – leave them too if it’s the same in other countries.


25 Responses to Eventing Cross-Country

  1. Anonymous says:

    ugh i hate these fanvids where people put cheesy played out songs to a montage of pictures…we want to see the video! that’s what youtube’s for!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Whats that metal-like plate on the horses nose!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    no no no

  4. Anonymous says:

    i agree. treating horses this way is very badass. 

  5. Anonymous says:

    facial expressions are awesome, I wonder what mine would look like?

  6. Anonymous says:

    I love the riders faces! Everyone is so focused and INTENSE! @ 2:11 nice panda

  7. Anonymous says:

    Cross country horses and riders are seriously badass. Respect

  8. Anonymous says:

    no they werent

  9. Anonymous says:

    the facials are pretty cool!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I ride at the CCI* level, and hope to go to the Olympics one day. I can understand why people who don’t event would be skeptical, but the horses truly do love it. The reason you see so many falls and refusals on the videos is those are the parts people want to see – these courses are 30 to 32 numbered obstacles usually, most of which are single fences to be ridden in stride at a gallop, or a little slower. There’s usually 3 to 4 really tough combos on a course, and those get the TV coverage.

  11. Anonymous says:

    The horses a super fit and rarely hurt themselves.

  12. Anonymous says:

    at 0:36, look at the guys face! XD

  13. Anonymous says:

    Why? Most horses I know love cross country. It can put you off if all you see is on the internet though- the ugly jumps do get more “press” then the nice ones lol I may be a little biased though, being an eventer and all

  14. Anonymous says:

    I’ve always been against cross country even though I ride dressage. I feel really sorry for the horses

  15. Anonymous says:

    on the indiviual medels in third it was mary king and call again cavalier not kristina cook and miners frolic!!

  16. Anonymous says:

    2:09, lol PANDA!

  17. Anonymous says:

     and to keep the horse more alert.

  18. Anonymous says:

    make sure you walk the xc course with the riders!!

  19. Anonymous says:

    the games were in hongkong not in Beijing

  20. Anonymous says:

    why is it only pictures

  21. Anonymous says:

    I didn’t even know there were any equestrian games in the olympics anymore since you never see them… o.O

  22. Anonymous says:

    I love how in the first pictures of the drop into water everyone is so intense and concentrated and then comes William Fox Pitt looking uber relaxed and chilled out.

  23. Anonymous says:

    thats cool, i had one in 2007, there really nice, but i probz wouldn’t get another one

  24. Anonymous says:

    my riding trainer has like i don’t 4 ang-arabs. one is a stallion.

  25. Anonymous says:

    preparing to go see the xcountry at the 2012 games. any advice?