The second day of a classic long format event which consists of Roads and Tracks, Steeplechase, and Cross-Country.
Phase B on Endurance day in a long format event . In a Preliminary Three-Day the steeplechase phase is between 1,710 and 2,240 meters long and is ridden at a gallop (570-640 meters per minute) over five to seven brush jumps. At the end of the steeplechase, the horse and rider go directly into Phase C, the second roads and tracks.
Roads and Tracks
Phases A and C on endurance day in a long format event. Phase A of the roads and tracks is a warming-up period, usually done at a brisk trot, for the purpose of relaxing and loosening up both horse and rider. In a Preliminary Three-Day Phase A (3,520-4,400 meters) is ridden at 220 meters per minute (mpm). The time range is between 16-20 minutes and the majority of the pace is at the trot with some canter sections to warm the horse up for the steeplechase. The track will lead directly to the start for Phase B, the steeplechase. At the end of the steeplechase, the horse and rider go directly into Phase C, the second roads and tracks. The ranges for this phase are between 4,400-6,600 meters at 220 mpm with the time allowed ranging from 20 to 30 minutes. This phase is very important for allowing the horse to relax and recover and to get his wind back to normal. The pace is usually a quiet trot, interspersed with periods of walking and an occasional relaxed canter. Some riders also dismount and run beside their horse during this phase. The end of Phase C brings the pair to the ten-minute Vet Box prior to starting out on Phase D, the cross-country.
The second phase of an event which involves the horse and rider galloping over natural terrain, jumping a variety of fixed obstacles along the way.