Doug Payne - 4/20/17 - Maintaining Straightness in Stadium Jumping
straightness, stadium, show jumping, adjusting stride
Lucinda Green - 04/09/17 - Riding Through the Tube, Parts 3 & 4
stadium, tube, lines, courses
Leslie Law - 03/22/17 - On the Aides for Show Jumping
flat work, on the aides, stadium jumping, show jumping
LUCINDA GREEN - 04/09/17 - RIDING THROUGH THE TUBE, PARTS 3 & 4 - The total running time of the last two parts of this four part video is 29:30. Lucinda Green leads the conclusion of the this phenomenal clinic by applying the principals in parts one and two to riding courses.
A show jumping course comprises a series of colored fences usually made up of lightweight rails that are easily knocked down. The test takes place in an enclosed ring and the course must be negotiated in order for the horse and rider to successfully comp Read Full Bio
The third and final test takes place in the show jumping arena. A show jumping course comprises a series of colored fences usually made up of lightweight rails that are easily knocked down. The test takes place in an enclosed ring and the course must be negotiated in order for the horse and rider to successfully complete the event. This final phase tests the stamina and recovery of the horse after the endurance phase and shows that it is fit enough to continue work.
In the words of the FEI rule book, “The test on the third day is not an ordinary show jumping competition…Its sole object is to demonstrate that, on the day after a severe test of endurance, the horses have retained the suppleness, energy and obedience necessary for them to continue in service.”
The show jumping course requires very exact riding; it consists of between 12 and 15 show jumping obstacles, which normally include at least one combination, two spread fences, and in some cases a ditch.
The courses are designed to test the horse’s and rider’s ability to negotiate a variety of fences of differing heights, widths, and technicality. This requires the horse to be balanced and supple for tight turns and short distances between fences. He must be able to lengthen or shorten his stride in an instant. Therefore, the rider must know exactly where he is on the approach to a fence, with an obedient horse that will respond to his commands. For the spectator, this sport is both exciting and breathtaking to watch, as just one single rail knocked down can change the final standings dramatically.