Welcome to CGP’s Equitation Jumping Classes
We have three different height classes ranging from X-Poles to 1M.
The rider jumps a course of ten fences.
You will have a set course of six fences to build each week of the league.
Important Information for the Summer League:
To change things around a bit for this league, we give you a course layout each
week but the competitor decides on the sequence of how the fences are jumped.
Every competitor must jump ten fences in their round.
Click below to download PDF schedule.
Equitation jumping is essentially about developing the riders skills while they showcase their natural talent. The class is therefore marked on how the rider performs with the aim of giving their mount the best possible chance to jump. A pole down can be over looked in favour of a smooth, balanced correctly ridden round.
What the judge looks for:
- The rider should showcase their skills and ability.
- Correct seat, balance, contact and leg of rider, while riding with good impulsion from the hind leg.
- Effectiveness of rider.
- Overall picture of harmony and balance between horse and rider.
Points to note (rider position):
- Leg- soft knee, open hips, sinking heels, elastic ankles, closed lower leg.
- Hands- higher than and in front of the wither, soft and allowing contact in motion with the horses neck, elbow to bit line should be straight. ( use of hand over leg, or holding the horse off a fence will be marked severely).
- Seat- soft, in motion with horse, balanced.
- Arms- in motion with horse, allowing over fence.
- Upper body-controlled, balanced, adjustable to the 5 phases of the jump.
- Create and maintain impulsion throughout the round.
- Identify and correct the canter lead leg, this is possibly with a short canter trot canter transition or ideally a flying change. (long periods of trot, failure to identify lead leg, disunited canter will be marked down).
- Ride a related distance on the correct stride pattern.
- Ride a double
- Ride a dog leg
- Ride an off-set line
- Being aware of the 5 phases of the jump
- Riding correct turns
- Get straight to fence
- Balance recovery on landing
Judge: Paul Kilbride (HSI Level 2 Coach)