Olympic Eventing Athlete & International Show Jumper

While predominantly a Three-Day Event rider, Doug Payne wears many hats as an eventer, show jumper, and dressage rider. Payne has represented the United States in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games as a member of the Olympic Eventing Team and he was also a member of the 2019 Gold Medal Winning US Equestrian Team in the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Payne consistently sits atop the United States Eventing Association Leaderboards and is currently ranked in the top 15 FEI Eventing World Athlete Rankings.

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About the Sport

The Olympic sport of eventing is best described as an equestrian triathlon. The sport originated as a cavalry test and is comprised of three phases: dressage, cross country and show jumping. The first phase – dressage – shows the graceful partnership of horse and rider through a sequence of movements on the flat. The next phase – cross country – challenges bravery, fitness and determination as combinations navigate a series of solid obstacles, technical questions and varied terrain. In the final phase – show jumping – pairs must again prove their precision as they clear a course of fences. Competitors accumulate penalty points in each phase. At the end of the event, the pair with the lowest score wins. Eventing tests horse and rider pairs more completely than any other discipline.

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