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.
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/Level||Open To||Max. Fence Height|
|Intro||horses with no points||0.95m|
|Pre-Novice||Horses with no points||1.05m|
|Open Pre-Novice||horses with some points||1.05m|
|Novice||horses with up to and including 20 pts||1.15m|
|Open Novice||horses with over 20 pts||1.15m|
|Intermediate Novice||Grade II horses with under 46pts or Grade III horses||1.20m|
|Intermediate||Grade II & III horses with up to 60pts||1.25m|
|Open Intermediate||open to all grades||1.25m|
|Advanced Intermediate||open to all grades||1.30m|
|Advanced||open to Grade I & II horses||1.30m|
Table 4.BE. Equestrian Eventing Show Jumping Ostacles & Fence Heights
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.