Eventing is a discipline that originates in the training of the military, in order for horses and riders to face the country difficulties. At the same time they had to demonstrate perfect dressage training and also overcome a show jumping course. The eventing couples then also have to demonstrate their courage, willingness and their athletic abilities to overcome the cross-country course. The complete tests are called in the Anglo-Saxon world "three day event" precisely because the three tests are spread over three days. Undoubtedly the most spectacular test is the cross country, during which the pairs have to face challenging natural obstacles such as trunks, ditches, uphill and downhill jumps, combinations and ponds. The competition has developed particularly in the Anglo-Saxon world (Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand) even if there is no lack of champions from Continental Europe.
The level of protection required of the boots, especially in cross country, is maximum, due to the characteristics of the obstacles, which are impressive and fixed. The E-Vento protections have been specifically designed to guarantee horses maximum protection to the limbs in the event of a collision with obstacles but at the same time offering lightness and comfort.
New Zealander Andrew Nicholson took part in six Olympics, the first in Los Angeles in 1984, the last in London in 2012. He won a Gold medal at the 1990 World Cup in Stockholm, a silver and two bronze ones at the Olympics! In his long career he has won several times the hardest 5 * eventing competitions in the world: Badminton, Burghley, Kentucky, Luhmuehlen and Pau! For several months the undisputed number one in the world has been the British Oliver Townend, three times European team champion and winner of six 5 * events! In the last three years he has been the winner of the CCI 5 * in Kentucky, the last two riding Ballaghmor Class!
A new technology applied to the "VENTO" line makes boots and tendon boots more performing and suitable for cross-country courses: made of slippery material, they are waterproof, do not absorb and do not get impregnated with water, they remain dry despite the weather conditions and the ground. The protection, which is extremely robust but not very heavy, guarantees freedom of movement and flexibility to the horse while effectively protecting theirs limbs from impacts against fixed obstacles, typical of cross-country courses.
Sturdy and lightweight cross-country front and rear boot