# How many jumps are in a show jumping course?

## How many jumps are in a show jumping course?

Courses are usually made out of 8-16 jumps. You’ll want to make sure you can control your horse and complete a course. A show jumping course can consist of turns, angles, combinations, certain stride-lengths, and intimidating jumps.

## Is show jumping hard to learn?

It’s very difficult today, but it’s a different difficult. It doesn’t encourage blood and guts. The most important characteristic of jumping was developing courage in a person, and that’s what riding did and that is what it is supposed to do.

How many steps is a double jump?

Two steps for landing, four steps for each stride and then two for take off. So 8 steps for one stride between each part of the double and 12 steps for two strides. The thing is that you have to have a 3ft or 1m stride to get it right.

What is a related distance in show jumping?

In simple terms a rider needs to allow six feet for their horse to take off, clear and land over a fence, and another six feet for him to do the same over the second fence. This adds up to 12 feet. Add the 12 feet to the number of non-jumping strides between the fences and you will have got the total related distance.

### Why is show jumping so hard?

They balance from having their weight in their heels and having a stable lower leg. Longer stirrups can cause the leg to slide back, causing the rider to fall forward and become unbalanced more easily, which is dangerous for jump riders.

### What size should a jumping arena be?

#2: Arena Size Matters A competition sized standard dressage arena is 20 meters by 60 meters (12,915 square feet) while a jumping arena may need to be 100′ by 200′ (20,000 square feet) to accommodate a full course.

What kind of course design do you use for jumping?

Digital Course Design. Digital Course Design is a drawing program for course designers for jumping, but is also very useful for horse driving (Obstacle Driving / “cones”). With DCD, you make your drawings exactly to scale, accurate down to the millimeter.

How big should a showjumping course be designed?

In my experience courses up to 1.10m have to be designed carefully; after that riders and horses are more experienced so some of the “rules” can be bent, but only by experienced coursed designers. However some basics such as related distances ,good corners and sensibly placed doubles are always best to follow.

#### Are there any new rules for show jumping?

Unless a designer truly has an understanding of show jumping, these new rules will become like a razor in a monkey’s fist and our horses and riders will be the ones to suffer. So the message I would like this introduction to the Second Edition to underscore is – Don’t stray from the basics outlined in this brochure.

#### Are there USEF rules for jumping eventing courses?

USEF Rules for Eventing because of the guidelines this document contains for all the levels, but other than that, there are very few changes. Remember that this pamphlet is about the basics of course design for Jumping courses. It is only about the basics.