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What are the jumps called in show jumping?
Also called an apex, corner fences are in a triangular shape with the horse jumping over one corner of the triangle. They are similar to the “fan” jump seen in show-jumping.
How is horse jumping a sport?
At its highest competitive level, Jumping is recognized as one of the three Olympic equestrian disciplines alongside both Dressage and Eventing. Essentially, what pole vaulting, high jump and hurdles are to track and field, Jumping is to equestrian sport.
What is the purpose of show jumping?
Show Jumping improves the agility and focus of both horse and rider. It utilizes physical skills to negotiate a series of obstacles, and mental skills to plan the proper lines and approaches to allow the horse to jump those obstacles.
What do you need for show jumping?
Horse Tack & Gear
- Stirrups and leathers.
- Girth covers.
- Show saddle pads.
- Schooling pads.
- Extra bits.
What is the highest level of show jumping?
Grand Prix: the highest level of show jumping. Run under International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) rules, the horse jumps a course of 10 to 16 obstacles, with heights up to 1.6 meters (5 feet 3 inches) and spreads of up to 2.0 metres (6 ft 7 in).
What do you need to know about show jumping?
Show-Jumping: What You Need to Know. Show-jumping is one of the most exciting equestrian sports around. With levels that are designed to accommodate new comers all the way up to the professionals, all levels of riders can enjoy the sport of show-jumping.
Where does showjumping take place in the world?
Showjumping tests the accuracy and athletic ability of both horse and rider. Competitions take place indoors and outdoors and the sport is enjoyed all year round. Whether you are directly involved with the action or just close to it, showjumping is an exhilarating and exciting sport.
When did the equestrian sport of showjumping start?
The incredible physical capabilities of the horse were first recognised in the eighteenth century when riders had to jump fences in order to find the shortest routes for their journeys. The agility and ability of the horse soon became clear and a new and exciting form of horsemanship was created – showjumping.
Is it fun to watch a horse jump?
This exciting speed- and accuracy-driven sport is a lot of fun for riders and horses alike. Show jumping is an excellent spectator sport, even for non-horse people, due to the format of it being easily recognizable and quick to learn even for those completely unfamiliar with how the sport is judged.