Cross is part of Three Day Eventing, an Olympic sport that has its origins in cavalry training.The objective is to test the fitness, ability and bravery of horse and rider combinations.
The horse and rider must pass three tests:
1) A Adestramento test, that evaluates the horse obedience and balance.
2) A Cross that tests courage and fitness. The horse and rider have to gallop a long distance course over natural terrain and overcome fixed jumps within a designated time.
3) A Showjumping course that evaluate precision and recovery of the horse after the cross
At Fazenda Desempenho we have a cross filed with natural obstacles the helps us teach our pupils to develop as "complete" horsemen or women.
Every year we organize clinics with Claudia Leschonski, veterinarian, trainer and Eventing competitor. .