Show jumping is one of the most common equestrian sports due to its accessibilty. It holds a bit more excitment than dressage, especially for younger and guttsier riders. But with there being show jumping compeitions of different levels all over the country, it is also really easy to get involved.
Whether you enjoy visiting your local competition venue for a clear round class or if you’re on the international circuit, show jumping is quick and easy to understand. You jump the jumps, trying to leave them all up and often in the quickest time. The scoring systems can change class to class, but the basics stay the same.
In this section you will find everything from new pole and jump exercises to give you and your horse something new to think about as well as industry news and competition results.
A little while I wrote a guest post for Bridle and Bone about how I was getting ready to face some potential demons around jumping after my fall and our… Read More »“When you stop being nervous it’s time to stop.” ~Jumping Nerves
On Friday Olympia’s Race Night kicks off with the return of the Markel Champions Challenge where the flat jockeys take on the national hunt jockeys in a team relay show… Read More »Markel Champions Challenge Returns to Olympia
When I first got Scottie he didn’t refuse anything. Now we regularly have refusals. I don’t remember the last time we jumped and we didn’t have at least one refusal.… Read More »Why I don't consider refusals a set back
This year 4 of the 61 horses competing at the prestigious 4* event the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials were ex racehorses (who I introduced to you in a previous… Read More »Huge Success for Ex Racehorses at Burghley