Captain Federico Caprilli (1868-1907), was an Italian equestrian who revolutionised the show jumping seat. His position, now called the forward seat, forms the basis for the modern day seat a showjumping technique used by all show jump riders
There seems to be a great many show jump fences at show jumping events and included in show jump courses, but you will soon discover that there are only a few basic show jump types. And a mix of these showjumps forms the basis of any course
Stride counting is a very useful tool in show jumping comeptitions, and when used correctly can make negotiating a course of show jumps far easier than without counting strides in jumping that course
Different show jumping techniques for rein releases are used depending on the circumstances surrounding the showjump obstacle. All riders should be ready and able to use each of the show jumping techniques as needed and should practice them all regularly
Firstly Frederico Caprilli proposed and introduced the jumping seat then Count Illias Toptani moved things forward by developing a proper jumping saddle. A saddle that gives the rider a more secure seat and the show jumping horse more room to move under the rider.
The Bascule is an essential development of the caprilli technique. True show jumping horses should have it but its not that important for speed jumping in racing or steeplchasing
Today show jumping competitions have achieved real international acclaim. Especially since they were first incorporated into the Olympic Games in 1912. Since then the sport has grown in popularity and show jumping competitions are among the most viewed equestrian events.
Showjumping, is a relatively new equestrian sport and was a development of cross country jumping. Initially called Lepping it was brought indoors to allow spectators to view all the jumps without trudging across muddy fields. Today show jumping is one of the most popular equestrian sports
A useful table detailing show jump distances, or rather show jump stride distances, to allow riders to judge the approach to an obstacle and calculate their route through a course of show jumps
A look at some common show jumping position faults in the sport of showjumping. A few very common faults with rider position and proper rein release while showjumping. This usually occurs if the rider pinches or grips with the knees, …
The proper riders position used by equestrians when show jumping a horse over an obstacle. It normally involves the forward seat, first developed by Captain Federico Caprilli and commonly referred to as the caprilli technique. The modern showjumping forward seat position is not meant to be held by the rider, but is a more fluid seat that changes as your horses balance changes