Equestrian Eventing Show Jumping Obstacles

Equestrian Eventing Show Jumping Obstacles

The show jumping obstacles utilised in the modern equestrian eventing showjumping phase are a superb test of a horse’s athleticism.

There are many different types of eventing showjumps; aimed at both experienced and less experienced horse and rider combinations.

Eventing Show Jumping Obstacle Heights

Each type of jump should be approached in its own unique way and success requires good knowledge and working experience.

Each obstacle will present the horse and rider combination with a new set of challenges and will really test the partnership and teamwork of the horse and rider.

Maximum Showjump Fence Heights for Relevant Eventing Grades and Levels …
Class/LevelOpen ToMax. Fence Height
Introhorses with no points0.95m
Pre-NoviceHorses with no points1.05m
Open Pre-Novicehorses with some points1.05m
Novicehorses with up to and including 20 pts1.15m
Open Novicehorses with over 20 pts1.15m
Intermediate NoviceGrade II horses with under 46pts or Grade III horses1.20m
IntermediateGrade II & III horses with up to 60pts1.25m
Open Intermediateopen to all grades1.25m
Advanced Intermediateopen to all grades1.30m
Advancedopen to Grade I & II horses1.30m

Table 4.BE. Equestrian Eventing Show Jumping Ostacles & Fence Heights

Showjumping Phase

The heights and levels detailed above apply to the eventing showjump obstacles used at top levels of affiliated eventing competitions

However, there are a great many junior or local one day and three day events that are run without affiliation and that determine their own heights based on the equipment they have available.

Individiual eventing competition schedules should be scrutinised closely to ensure you are comfortable with the height of the eventing showjump obstacles being used.