What is Show Jumping?
Show Jumping is a fun and exciting activity, which requires skill technique and a good level of riding ability. It takes place indoors and outdoors and can be enjoyed all year round and is an excellent way of keeping your pony/horse fit. Involves jumping a course of jumps made of coloured poles which are easy to knock down. The winner is the rider who jumps the course in the best time with the fewest faults.
How do I Start?
Pony Club Working rallies usually include some jumping , so this is a good place to see if you like it. You could then come along to some Show Jumping rallies or training sessions to progress further.
If you fancy having a go at a Show Jumping competition there are lots of opportunities throughout the year. Centres such as Kings Equestrian and Allens Hill run regular unaffiliated competitions often with a clear round session at the beginning. This is the perfect opportunity to practice and consolidate what you have learnt in rallies and training. There are also many Pony Club competitions during the year and many of these are Team competitions which are great fun as you are competing with your friends in a team!
The pony club holds two national competitions each year:
- The Pony Club Dengie Winter League Show Jumping Championships
- The Pony Club Equest & Equest Pramox Show Jumping Championships
Show Jumping Manager : Luise Harrison
The training programme for 2016 will be published once available.