The Maryland Eventing Team
The Maryland Eventing Team (MET) is a USEA affiliated intercollegiate eventing team at the University of Maryland, College Park. Founded in 2015, the team has since competed at two Recognized National Intercollegiate Eventing Championships at Virginia Horse Trials and continues to send students to smaller competitions throughout the season with plans to return to the Championships this May.
MET seeks to enrich the lives of its members through the development and improvement of horsemanship, leadership, riding, and training, within the Olympic sport of Eventing. Members have the opportunity to participate in bi-weekly meetings, educational seminars, local competitions, and horse-related clinics. Members that do not own horses are encouraged to take lessons organized by the team each semester. Members that own their own horse(s) may board and train wherever they choose. They may also participate in clinics hosted by the team and represent the University of Maryland in local competitions.
The team is open to all students and faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park. Current undergraduate students are full voting members; other persons joining will be associate members.
What is Eventing?
Eventing is an equestrian sport that consists of three stages: dressage, cross-country jumping, and stadium jumping. In dressage, the rider and horse are judged on balance, control, and position as they perform a prescribed set of movements. Cross-country jumping consists of a horse and rider galloping and jumping a course of obstacles through various terrains within an optimal time. In stadium jumping, horse and rider jump a course of jumps as quickly and accurately as possible within an optimal time.
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