The Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) is an annual pre-eminent individual show jumping series that comprises up to 15 rounds of competition hosted around the world. It brings together the top 30 riders in the FEI Jumping World Rankings. It was founded in 2006 by the Olympic gold medalist Jan Tops.
What are the different types of show jumps?
There are lots of types of fences you’ll meet in a showjumping class, but they can be split into three main categories – cross-poles, uprights and spreads. Once you’ve broken them down into these groups, it makes it much easier to think about how you should ride each fence on a course.
Do horses like show jumping?
Some people (usually those who profit from jumps racing) would like us to believe that horses love to jump. Again, this is incorrect. Horses only jump obstacles at full gallop because they are forced to do so.
What height is Olympic show jumping?
In Olympic showjumping competitions, the fences’ height is 1.6 meters (5.2 feet) and has a maximum width of 2 meters (6.5 feet). The triple bar obstacle can be 2.2 meters wide, and the water jump distance is set at a maximum of 4.5 meters (14.76 feet).
Why is it called a Liverpool jump?
LIVERPOOL JUMP – The word pool in its name suggests the presence of water/pool. To define it better, a Liverpool jump is when a horse is made to jump over an obstacle placed on a narrow water stream/water pool.
What are the rules of show jumping?
a. It is a refusal when a horse halts in front of an obstacle, which it must jump whether or not the horse knocks it down or displaces it. b. Stopping in front of an obstacle without moving backwards and without knocking it down followed immediately by a standing jump is not penalized.
What is a joker jump?
JOKER JUMP RULES. The joker jump is 10cm higher than the other jumps and carries a bonus of 10 points if you jump it clear and have a clear round. You can only jump the joker jump in your series points round – not in any other round – this will result in you not being able to jump it in your series points rounds.
What is a professional show jumper?
A professional horse rider is a person who rides horses for a living. To specialize as a showjumper (a professional rider who jumps horses over hurdles) one must have extensive experience with riding. Knowledge of horses, and of what makes horses healthy and safe, is also key to being successful in this field.
What is a fence in show jumping called?
Oxers. These fences feature two verticals close together in order to make the jump wider. Also known as spreads, oxers may have two top poles of equal heights or of differing heights.
What is a Liverpool in show jumping?
A liverpool is a water-type jump where a small (sometimes inflatable, sometimes made out of tarp-like material) circular or square pool of water is placed on the ground usually underneath rails of a jump.
What is a oxer jump horses?
An oxer is a type of horse jump with two rails that may be set even or uneven. The width between the poles may vary. Some shows do not have oxers in the lower show jumping divisions.
What are equestrian jumps called?
Horse jumping can also be called show jumping, stadium jumping or hunter jumpers. There are many disciplines that involve jumping horses including eventing, but I will limit this post to the two jumping disciplines that are involved in show jumping in the United States and these are hunters and jumpers.
What does an oxer jump look like?
The Oxer or Spread – Basically the oxer show jump has two verticals placed reasonably close together to make the jump wider. Oxers are show jump types that are commonly referred to as a spread. Square Oxer : Both top poles are of an equal height. Descending Oxer : The furthest pole is lower than the closest.
What is clear round show jumping?
Clear Round Showjumping – Clear round jumping is a relaxed and easy way to practise around a full course of coloured showjumping fences without the pressure of it being a competition. Clear rounds are £5 per round, or £12 for three rounds. Heights will be adjusted at specified times throughout the day.
What boots do you wear for show jumping?
Correct Equestrian Wear – Chaps or half chaps are not allowed to be worn when show jumping. You are strongly advised to use long or short (preferably black) riding boots, but black leather gaiters are also permitted.
Do you have to wear a stock for show jumping?
May have short or long sleeves, and must be done up properly. Shirts must have white collars, and long sleeves must have white cuffs. To be worn with ties or hunting stocks. Ladies may wear shirts with high white collars, and without a tie or stock.
Do you have to plait for show jumping?
For the rest of us however, plaits are a must, whether you’re taking part in in-hand showing, or ridden showing. And although it isn’t mandatory to plait your horse for show jumping, dressage or eventing, it is usually the done thing!
Do show jumpers wear body protectors?
– in the disciplines of show jumping and eventing: – While the wearing of a body protector is already prescribed in the cross-country test, in the show jumping course it is the rider’s own decision whether to wear a body protector/back protector. There is an additional risk of injury due to the obstacles.
Can you compete in brown riding boots?
Traditional style riding boots are compulsory when mounted (even if you are not competing). Boots must black (either plain black or with mahogany or patent tops), brown (either plain brown or with patent tops), or navy (either plain navy or with mahogany or patent tops).
Can you wear brushing boots for jumping?
Brushing boots, also referred to as split boots, are used to protect your horse’s lower legs from potential knocks or injuries caused by the opposite leg or hoof. In brief, they protect the legs from ‘brushing’ injuries during fast pace activities such as galloping or jumping.
Are pinch boots legal?
But the moment has already passed for pinch boots. The ban is happening, with phasing as follows: 2019, boots allowed for “protective purposes” only in Pony Riders, Children, Amateur Owners and Veterans; 2020, ban on pinch boots extended to Juniors, Young Riders and under 25s; 2021, ban extended to all FEI competition.
Can you wear a tweed jacket for show jumping?
For Introductory to Advanced Medium Tests (including FEI Junior tests) short jacket or tweed coat can be worn and must be a dark colour. No bright coloured tweed is allowed. A correctly tied stock and white collar or shirt and tie should be worn with either plain white, beige or cream jodhpurs.
What are pinching boots?
Pressure Boots – ‘Pinch’ boots, on the other hand, encourage the horse to pick their hind legs up higher (and don’t worry, they don’t actually ‘pinch’ your horse!). The slight restriction provided by these boots often causes horses to finish their jump better as they become more aware of their back legs.
What is the difference between jodhpur boots and paddock boots?
There are two main differences between these types of footwear: Jodhpur boots are generally made of finer leather and are more likely to be used only for riding. As the name suggests, they are designed to be worn with jodhpurs. Paddock boots have a thicker sole and are meant for wearing around the yard.
What is a show jumping Grand Prix?
“Grand Prix is the uppermost level of show jumping. It runs under International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) rules. In this type of horse show jumping, 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 meters (6 ft 7 in).
What is the highest level of horse 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 height is 3 * showjumping?
Three-star – The showjumping is up to 1.20m in height and the cross-country phase has a maximum height of 1.15m.
What age should a horse stop jumping?
Since most horses continue to grow until about age 7, doing too much too soon can cause injuries. However, incorporating a judicial amount of jumping into a carefully planned and monitored training program can be perfectly safe at any age.
How many jumps are in a show jumping course?
Courses are usually made out of 8-16 jumps. You’ll want to make sure you can control your horse and complete a course. What is this? A show jumping course can consist of turns, angles, combinations, certain stride-lengths, and intimidating jumps.
How does horse show jumping work?
In showjumping, athletes ride a horse over a set of jumps in numerical order, scoring penalties (also known as “faults”) if they knock down any jumps or the horse refuses to go over a jump. The winner is generally the athlete with the lowest score in the fastest time.
What is the difference between hunter jumper and show jumping?
Jumpers: Show jumping is a bit easier to understand as there’s no subjective scoring involved. Show jumping is all about the numbers. The horse and rider team with the fastest time and the fewest faults wins. Hunters: Where the horse and rider jump a course and the judging is based on accuracy, grace, and elegance.
What should I look for in a show jumping horse?
Find out what you really need – Needs are different from expectations. You have to take into account whether you’re tall or short, slender or well-built. Buy a horse that you can control easily. Horse show jumping is about precision and form – not about swiftness or strength.
How long does it take to learn show jumping?
For instance, a very experienced rider might be ready to do it within a month even on a very green or inexperienced horse. A rider who is new to Jumping might take six months, even if they’re on a very well established schoolmaster who has jumped far bigger in the past.
What is the difference between affiliated and unaffiliated show jumping?
Affiliated vs non-affiliated competitions – Here are the main differences between affiliated and unaffiliated showjumping competitions: Affiliated events are those overseen by British Showjumping and can count towards your points record, while unaffiliated events are not regulated by the body.
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