Horsing event in Covington

Olympic athletes and their horses will travel to China in August to compete in the Summer Olympics. but local horseback riders wishing to experience the same Olympic sport of eventing, the three day testing of a horse's performance in dressage, show jumping and cross country jumping need only to travel to Triple Creek Farm in Covington, Ga. Saturday.

A special one day "Intro to Eventing" clinic for horses and riders will be offered beginning at 10 a.m. The clinic is endorsed by the United States Eventing Association.

Three sessions will be offered, including one in the basics of dressage, a gridwork session on the basics of jump position and gymnastics and a cross country session featuring trotting and cantering up and down hills and over solid objects.

Each session costs $40 and there is a $20 venue fee.

A trail ride after the clinic is also offered.

To find out more or register, call 404-394-7950 or email indiawatson@comcast.net.

To find out more about eventing, visit www.useventing.org.