Show jumping is probably the fastest growing sport of all equestrian disciplines.
The first major show jumping competition was held during the Horse of the Year Show at Olympia in 1907. Most competitors were members of the military.
The sport has grown year on year ever since, and we are continually adding to and updating our show jumping tips & advice section.
Everyone starts out as an amateur show jumper and then hopes to progress to the level of the show jumpers in the photo gallery below.
And everyone needs a little help to improve their show jumping performance. Which is were our show jumping tips & advice can help.
Before too long, using the good show jumping tips and advice from our own horse owners and other good instructors, you’ll be jumping like a professional equestrian.
Desperately want to start show jumping but don’t know were to start?Well in the beginning, you don’t need to know all the technical details of how to release the rein, count stride distances or the difference between a good or bad bascule.
What you do need is a horse with some jumping ability and a rider with some courage.
Browse Through Our Latest Show Jumping Tips & Advice …
Show Jumping Techniques: Rein ReleaseJanuary 18, 2014
Show Jump Types – Fences & ObstaclesNovember 21, 2013
The Caprilli Technique & the Show Jumping SeatNovember 19, 2013
Show Jumping Techniques: A Good BasculeOctober 24, 2013
Show Jumping Photo Gallery …click photo for larger view
Now add in a measure of commitment, some enthusiasm, the correct horse tack & safety equipment, like a riding helmet, and you’re good to go show jumping.
Once you’ve tried it and caught the show jumping bug, then invest in some riding lessons to help you progress through the ranks.