A Very Exciting Sport!
Show jumping is an Olympic sport, where men and women compete on an equal basis. Grand Prix courses reach heights of 5'3", with spreads of up to six feet. The course may also include a water jump, which may be 10 to 16 feet in width.
The jumps are colourful and include rails, walls, planks, shrubs, trees and flowers. The height, width, location of fences and time allowed for the round allows only the best horses to move on to the jump off.
Hunter riders tend to be intimidated by the speed of the jumpers. Not to worry - you don't have to win your first time out! With a lots of patience and flatwork, you will be in the winners' circle before you know it!