Monday May 17, 2021
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Show Jumping

Show Jumping is where a horse and rider combination are tested over a course of colourful obstacles, known as fences, which can be easily knocked down if they are hit. The goal is to complete the course in the fastest time without getting any faults.

Faults are gained when a fence is knocked down, the horse stops at a fence (refuse) or the horse runs around a fence (run out).

Show Jumping can take place both indoors and outdoors, so is perfect to enjoy all year round.

Intended to demonstrate the horse and rider’s courage, athletic ability, precision, speed and partnership, your aim is to jump a clear round. If you manage to jump clear, you will go through to the second stage which is called a “jump-off”. A jump-off is a shortened course which is timed. The winner is the horse and rider with the least faults and the fastest time in the jump-off.

If you are interested in competing on a team then you can aim for the Area Competition which is for Novice, Intermediate and Open level and leads to qualification to the Nationals for winning teams and individuals.  There is also a section for Grassroots riders with the top 4 teams gaining qualification to the Regional Finals at Rectory Farm – this is a good stepping stone for those looking to compete at the National Championships in the future. 

We hold monthly show jump rallies with 5* Event rider Becky Heappey leading up to the team competition dates:

  • 10th July 2021 Area Show Jumping hosted by Croome Pony Club 
  • 11th July 2021 Team Show Jumping at Barbary Horse Trials 
  • 6th August 2021 Team Showjumping at Gatcombe Horse Trails 1m
  • 7th August 2021 Team Showjumping at Gatcombe Horse Trails 80cm / 90cm
  • National Pony Club Championships – 16-22nd August 2021 (Offchurch Bury, Warwickshire)
  • Grassroots Regional Pony Club Championships – 28th-30th August 2021 (Rectory Farm, Cirencester)

Here is a link to the PC Rule Book 2021 for general rules and eligibility.