In this lesson from the USEA Virtual Event College, Phillip Dutton explains his tactics for making optimum time on a cross-country course. Dutton fills us in on how he plans ahead by walking the course and taking mental notes of the minute markers so that he knows how fast he needs to go each minute to meet his markers. He also explains his main strategies for saving time each time he rides cross-country.
About the USEA Event College
The USEA Event College was created by the USEA and the Professional Horseman’s Council to generate awareness of the sport of eventing. The Event College aims to educate spectators, interested parties and the general public on the goals and function of each phase (dressage, cross-country and show jumping) and the complexity and value of the sport. The Event College also aims to educate young riders, adult amateurs, and all those interested in the sport on horsemanship and different skill sets needed to be involved with eventing. High-profile eventing experts will act as “professors” and host casual, interactive dialogue with “students” of the Event College. Anyone interested in the sport of eventing can be a student, and “tuition” is free!