Eventing Explained

Eventing Explained

Availability: In stock

The must-have guide for riders competing at BE80, BE90 & BE100 level.


An indispensable guide for all those new to the sport of eventing, Eventing Explained is a unique, all round view of how to start eventing. For riders of all ages wanting to compete in their first affiliated Horse Trials, this book is packed with top tips and exercises for riders in all three phases.

With sections on rider fitness, sport psychology, horse fitness, training for dressage/show jumping/cross country, preparation, who's who at events, competing and more, this is the ideal aid to help you prepare for the event and do the best on the day.


Liza Randall combines her two loves as an equestrian writer and Pilates coach from her case in the Cotswolds. Author of Pilates for Equestrians and former editor of British Eventing Life magazine, she has a passion for eventing, whether watching or competing. Liza is an advocate of classes being available to riders of all abilities, and worked with British Eventing when the BE80 Training series was launched. As an equestrian Pilates coach, Liza trains amateur and professional riders alike, teaching the recruitment of core muscles to develop balance, strength and coordination.

Book Specifications

Additional Information

Sub Heading Published in Association with British Eventing
ISBN 9781905693474
Author Liza Randall
Binding Laminated board
Extent 246mm x 189mm, 224 pages
Illustrations Colour throughout
Ebook Yes via your usual supplier

"This book contains absolutely everything you need to know about eventing. Explained in great detail, this book covers everything from training techniques to the Event Official's roles. This book contains stunning photos and offers an insight into what eventing brings to a rider.  It caters for all ages, giving advice for all levels of entry into the sport - a must-have for any would-be event rider." - Horse & Rider

"This is an excellent book for anyone who is just starting out eventing and also for people who are already competing. I love the way it's laid out with each section colour coded so you can find the information easily... The book is full of fantastic photographs and I especially like the helpful tips. These are set out in coloured boxes for diet, vet, groom etc which all help to make the book really informative and easy to read... This is a great book which will appeal to all ages young or old and well worth the money." - Your Horse

"This British Eventing publication will set you on the right path to eventing success. Eventing Explained offers everything you need to know about the sport, from what to wear, to how to build horse and rider confidence and complete on a winning score. It has been designed to ensure the information is easy to access, including inspirational photographs, amusing cartoons and handy tips.The emphasis is on affiliated competition, but it is also useful for those currently only setting their sights on unaffiliated events." - Horse

"A unique, all round view of how to start eventing for riders of all ages." - British Horse

"Expert tips to help you get the most out of your first affiliated event." - Horse Deals

"Eventing Explained is a book for everyone and is written in a way that will help parents understand the complexities of eventing and the route involved in getting to the start box." - Worcester News

"Complete, unique, all round view of how to start eventing for anyone - whether already involved in the sport, parent, partner or beginner. Tips throughout are an absolute gift from someone who has been there, done it, trained others to do it and probably experienced most of the pitfalls along the way. This complete book will take you from entry level to high level with no eventing stone unturned and an insider's knowledge to answer every question that pops into your head, every worrying detail you might think of!" - The Essex Rider

Look Inside 🔍