10 Tips for Brilliant Cross-Country Rounds
Cross-country riding is a game of reactions. Your priorities are to ride your line, judge your speed, and maintain rhythm and balance across undulating terrain over fixed, solid obstacles. By the time you head out on course, you will have spent countless hours developing tools within your horse’s training and walked your course carefully, but it is your ability to react and respond to what is happening underneath you that makes for safe, confidence-boosting cross-country rounds. UK-based Canadian event rider Rebecca Howard’s top-ten finish at the 2016 Olympics in Rio made her the top female eventing athlete at the Games. Rebecca has ridden for Canada at Olympic, Pan American and World Equestrian Games level, as well as earned top-12 results at Badminton, Burghley, Kentucky, and Luhmühlen. She has been based in Wiltshire, England, since 2012. Here are some of Rebecca’s tried-and-true strategies that will help you ride safely and effectively…
Subscription Upgrade RequiredUpgrade your subscription now for full access or register to continue reading.
Subscribers: enter the email and password connected to your subscription.
First time logging in?
Not a subscriber yet?
Click here to see our print and digital subscription offers that include full access to all Horse-Canada.com articles.
Subscribe now and enjoy full access to Horse-Canada.com
Your All-Access Digital Subscription includes unlimited access to all Horse-Canada.com articles as well as a digital subscription to each issue of Horse Sport, Horse Canada, and Canadian Thoroughbred.
Get full access to Horse-Canada.com including all articles from Horse Sport, Horse Canada, Canadian Thoroughbred, and The Canadian Horse Annual.
Read the digital editions of Horse Sport, Horse Canada, Canadian Thoroughbred, and The Canadian Horse Annual.