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post #1 of 7 Old 09-21-2011, 05:05 AM Thread Starter
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Pony Club Jumping

Hiya all,
If anybody does Pony Club and participates in Jumping Classes. I'd like to know what usually happens in a Jumping Class at Pony Club. What you do etc. Also, some good Jumping theory would come in very handy to me if anybody has got any ideas?

Thanks so much.
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-23-2011, 04:09 AM
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when i went to pony club, usually the instructor would set up a course of jumps and a grid, then everyone will warm up then go over the grid with a space between riders and the next will go when the other makes it through, the next would go, then you will all get instructions on what to change or work on the next time through "sit up" "release" "slow down" etc...then everyone get a go in the course working on what they learnt.

that's basically what happened when did pc

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It depends on the pony club or the teacher. Generally you will be seperated into the "grades" you hold (A,B,C,D,E or none) sometimes you might just work on your position over one or two jumps, or they might set up a grid. Other times they might set up an entire course and discuss how to ride it. What you do will depend on your instructor and your level, as the instructors are volunteers, you may be taught be someone who has little experience in jumping, or someone that is really great. Just depends.

Some classes will focus a lot on the theory of jumping, like the different types of jumps, how to ride them, distances, etc and other lessons will be very practical. I don't really know what kind of theory you want.
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post #4 of 7 Old 09-24-2011, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Hi,
Thanks for these replys. I am after any type of theory to with jumping. Cross - Country etc.
Thanks,
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post #5 of 7 Old 09-24-2011, 11:14 AM
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When I coach for PonyClub, it depends on the level and what the students are working on.

If they are headed towards an uprating, we run a mock rating. For most of our kids, high Ds and Cs, this means we work on the grid that's required, making sure they understand the purpose and can successfully navigate through it.

As long as the kids can handle the grid, we move on to course work. Setting up different elements that are required for each level.

An important part of the mounted meeting is that the riders learn to critique each others rides as well as the coach critiquing and providing feedback. As you develop as a rider you will need to be able to describe your strong and weak parts, what your warm up is, why and what you will do differently next time around.

I'm not sure this is how it's run everywhere, but this is what our coaching staff does. Also, for our club, the coach for the mounted meeting is never their regular trainer.

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post #6 of 7 Old 09-25-2011, 09:06 AM
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Yup grids and one or two jumps is very common/popular. A good instructor will tailor their setup for the group they are teaching at the time, and not JUST in height either. The more experienced groups get trickier lines and jumps with difficult striding while the really new kids do one jump at a time. Starting with poles if they have to!

My regular jumping coach is ALL about the rhythm and takeoff spot. If you can't get those right over small jumps then you can't go higher. You can only increase your height if you get it right every time. It's frustrating for me because Monty and I are well above the level that my coach has us jumping, but Monty likes to take the long spot and because of that, we have to work on getting the right spot.

Yeah. My coach is an all-round coach but anyone would think he coached hunters, the way he preaches about position, striding and takeoff spots! Ah, but he gets the results, so I can't complain.

Something else you will need to remember is that the best coaches are REALLY hard on you! I'll finish a lesson and Monty and I are both dripping with sweat, even if it's freezing.
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Hiya all,
If anybody does Pony Club and participates in Jumping Classes. I'd like to know what usually happens in a Jumping Class at Pony Club. What you do etc. Also, some good Jumping theory would come in very handy to me if anybody has got any ideas?

Thanks so much.
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The Instructor or Judge will set up a course of jumps, measuring the distances ect...
Then you and the other competitors in your group will be called to walk the course. Just keep to yourself. Count the distances and ride the course in your head.

When you go back and mount your horse to warm it up. Keep riding the course in your head.
Then when you are ready, dismount/mount (whichever's best for you) and watch the others ride the course.
Choose your place somewhere in the middle. Not at the end or the Beginning.

-When you go in, trot around for a bit and then canter a 20m circle and head for jump one. Go round the course in canter, doing the course as quietly as you can, try not to show nerves or excitment your horse will feel it and become giddy.
Ride well and finish the course. When you come out, Dismount, pat your horse and watch your score and the other riders :)

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