Three Phase Event, Inc.

(A One of A Kind Combined Versatility Event For Gaited Horses)

2012 Dressage Tests posted & Updated News Page

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: MAY 19-20, 2012 Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Entry Deadline Extented to May 11th!!!

In this day and age when all is changing around us, the one thing consistent is our love for the horse.  We have them in our back yards, our fields, our barns and in our pastures.  We mostly have them in our hearts, and the Three Phase Event, Inc. was begun and continues because of that love.  Through our grant program, our competition, and our clinics, we promote the health and well being,education and versatility of all those who’s lives are touched by the horse.

 Respecting the natural bond that occurs between the horse and their humans companions, the Three Phase Event promotes safe and sound practices while we interact on the trail, in the show ring and in our back yards.

The Three Phase Event for all breeds of gaited horses and non jumping trot horses, is an equine versatility event for seasoned trail,eventors and show horses that demonstrate their versatility in dressage, a set stadium obstacle course challenge and a 3 to 10 mile cross country trail course which demands stamina and willingness to meet field challenges for the beginner novice, novice and training level division riders. Each division is broken down into youth ages 12 to 17, and adults 18 and above.

The sixth annual national gaited horse versatility event will be held again at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, Kentucky, May 19-20, 2012. The last five years were a great success, being host to such breeds as: Mountain Pleasure, Rocky Mountain, Kentucky Mountain, the McCurdy Plantation, the Tennessee Walker, the gaited Arabian, the American Saddlebred and Thoroughbred cross and Paso Fino cross. The initial focus of the Three Phase Event was on the soft gaited horse which is bred to have a four beat gait at the intermediate speed where other horses trot. But all the horses who attended our event must demonstrate their bred distinctions of their respective gait. It was exciting to watch these varied horse and rider teams. The Three Phase Event organizers who have developed this national versatility championship place the focus on the individual horse and rider teams. Because of this, the competitors, while competing for the individual and overall titles and prize money, enjoy the camaraderie of their fellow competitors without the head to head competition found in a group ring style events.

Whether in the stadium obstacle course challenge, the dressage arena, or the cross country trail course, we encourage the equestrian teams to only focus on their horse/rider relationship as they perform together to accomplish the challenge before them. At the end of the day, that is what horseback riding is all about, either on the trail or in a show venue.

We welcome all our returning competitors and those who are coming for the first time to a truly unique and rewarding event.


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Mission Statement
T.E.D. Scholarship Program

2012 Entry FormHotel and Directions

2012 Rules

2012 Dressage


Obstacle Courses

2011 Three Phase

Event Results

Advertising Rate Page

Monthly Newsletter 04/09/2012

Association Sanctions

Competitors StoriesHeartwarming stories of our competitions' experiences at the Three Phase Event

Contact Us

2012 Board Members

Calendar of Events

Three Phase Event Endorsed Events




Pictures featured on this page are courtsey of April Smith Photography, Jolee Willis Photography and Kathy Morrow and the National Walking Horse Association.


We want to welcome as our new vets for the 2011 Three Phase Event



2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Dressage En Gait, Dressage As Applied To Gaited Horses, Gait
Descriptions with Jennie Jackson and Champagne Watchout (Tennessee Walking Horse) and Cathy Fox
(Hanoverian) as narrated by USDF Judge Betty Ortlieb