Arguably the best known of the equestrian disciplines, jumping (sometimes called show jumping) features highly technical courses with a series of obstacles that vary in height and width, including water jumps, simulated stone walls, parallel rails and triple bars.For each obstacle that is hit or that a horse refuses to jump, a penalty of four faults is assessed.It also provided a basis to compare training standards between the calvalries of different countries.Although women had been allowed to ride in equestrian events since 1952, it wasn't until Helena du Pont competed for the United States at the 1964 Tokyo Games that Eventing saw its first woman representing her country.Likewise, classes exist for virtually every level of rider from the child novice to the seasoned international professional..action_button.action_button:active.action_button:hover.action_button:focus,.action_button:hover.action_button:focus .count,.action_button:hover .count.action_button:focus .count:before,.action_button:hover .count:before.u-margin-left--sm.u-flex.u-flex-auto.u-flex-none.bullet.
In today’s show ring, horses and ponies of all sizes and breeds compete in Jumping classes representing varying levels of challenge.
The 1900 Summer Olympics was the only Olympic Games to date to feature an Equestrian long jump competition.
Of the seventeen competitors who entered, eight are known by name; of the rest, six were French and one was Belgian.
At its highest competitive level, Jumping is recognized as one of the three Olympic equestrian disciplines alongside both Dressage and Eventing.
Essentially, what pole vaulting, high jump and hurdles are to track and field, Jumping is to equestrian sport.
=1 Dominique Gardères (France) on the horse Canéla, clearing 1.85m =1 Giovanni Giorgio Trissino (Italy) on the horse Oreste clearing 1.85m 3 Georges van der Poële (Belgium) on the horse Ludlow clearing 1.70m The equal winner Giovanni Trissino on Oreste was also second in the Long Jump competition.