Horse Jumping Basics

 

Horse Jumping Basics

Horse Jumping Basics formal competitions began in England.

 
Lusitano-Horse Jumping BasicsHorse Jumping Basics:   Jumping in formal competitions began in England and from there extended to the rest of the world.   It is a very formal and elegant competition where every participant dresses up, including the horses.   There is a rule for everything.   People enjoy watching these very much but there is not much cheering.   The competitors are shown approval through applause.   When Show Jumping Competitions are held within a country or region, it is up to the National Equestrian Federation or Organization to provide the judges and sanction the event.   When it is an international event where several countries are represented, like the Olympic Games, it is up to the Federatione Equestre Internacionale (FEI) to sanction it.
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Lusitano-Horse Jumping BasicsThe competition consists on cantering between the obstacles and jumping over them in a specific order and within a specific time.   Rules heights and distances vary a little depending on the level of training and experience of the the horses and riders.   But there are some rules which do not change.   Points are given or taken away depending on time and jumping faults.   The number of points to be added or taken away is specific according to the fault committed.   When a horse and rider finish a round with no mistakes or faults, it is called a “clear round”.   When there is a tie between two teams, the one with the least time wins.
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Lusitano-Horse Jumping BasicsThe most important events are the professional ones like the “A”, “AA”, and Grand Prix competitions.   They are not only the most important but also the hardest among all.   To make sure a man – horse team is in shape and they know what they are doing.   The courses in these competitions have less straight lines between obstacles and shorter distances and higher obstacles.   The normal distance between obstacles is twelve horse strides.   In these competitions that distance is cut down to six and one half.   The turns are tight and close.
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