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        04-27-2010, 11:45 PM
      #1
    Yearling
    Question Dicseplines in Jumping

    I will be restarting lessons on the 6th and since I found a place in town, I hope that I will be able to get a horse(not right now, in a year or two) and start to compete. But first, I have to choose a dicsepline. I know I want to ride english and I want to jump, but I am not sure what sort of choices there are in jumping. So could you guys help me? I just want to know what dicseplines involve jumping and you do in them. So far I know of equitation, eventing, hunter, and grand prix but am not sure exactly what they are.
    Thanks to anyone who reads/replies,
    tcg
         
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        04-28-2010, 08:11 AM
      #2
    Green Broke
    Equitation just looks at the riders position. You have to look perfect every step of the way, and the horse isn't judged. They want to see your leg staying down atthe girth, your weight in your heels and your balance over the cente of the saddle. Flat back an eyes up.

    Hunters is when the horse is judged. Are the snappy with their knees? Are they straight and getting the perfect stride in combos? Are they steady in their pace? Some judges don't like certian types of horses. Like paints and appies.

    Grand prix isn't a disapline, it's the highest level of Show Jumping. In this you arnt judged, bit you hve to get around the course as quickly as possible, without any rails down. Quickest wins.

    Eventing is three disaplines in a time period of 1-5 days. You start and get your base score, then you do your stadium or cross country. Stadium is th same rules as show jumping. And cross country is out in the feilds and in the forests, over natural jumps at high speeds. I wouldn't go out and event without a proper eventing trainer though.

    Hope that helps!
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        04-29-2010, 09:46 AM
      #3
    Green Broke
    Just to add what Stormy said, Hunters, Jumpers, and Equitation are all part of the same "world". All 3 disciplines are generally at the same shows. And most hunters I know also do equitation. Some hunters also do jumpers. Lots of eq riders do jumpers.

    Eventing is a different world of jumping. You won't find a hunter class at a horse trials. Although showjumping and jumpers are pretty much the same discipline. (there might be some technical details that are different)


    Good luck in your lessons! Keep us posted!
         
        04-29-2010, 03:37 PM
      #4
    Green Broke
    There are alot of technical differences in show jumping and stadium jumping. Stadium jumping(the kind at horse trials and events) is technically easier. There is usually only 2 combos, a tripple and a double, no water jump (although there are liverpools), the jumps arn't as high or as weirdly colored or shaped, and there are no very tight corners and roll backs.
         
        04-29-2010, 03:52 PM
      #5
    Green Broke
    Here I thought videos might help:)

    Hunters:
    Equitation:
    Show Jumping:
    Cross Country:
         
        04-29-2010, 05:03 PM
      #6
    Yearling
    Thank you sooooo much stormyblues! You to upnover! Okay, so hunters look okay, but I don't think that is what I want to do really. I like cc but I prefer the show ring when I'm actually showing and just doing that out on the trails. So, it seems to be between equitation and show jumping. I like to go fast, and I like to go high so show jumping sounds fun, but I was actually just whatching that vid of grianne goutal the other day along with the whole season of horse power and now I'm hooked on equitation. I guess I'll let my instructor help me decide between the two, unless of couse she thinks I should do somethng else. Thanks sooo much guys and I am still open to opinions everyone else!! :)
    Tcg
         
        04-29-2010, 07:39 PM
      #7
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
    there are alot of technical differences in show jumping and stadium jumping. Stadium jumping(the kind at horse trials and events) is technically easier. There is usually only 2 combos, a tripple and a double, no water jump (although there are liverpools), the jumps arn't as high or as weirdly colored or shaped, and there are no very tight corners and roll backs.

    Might depend on what level of shows and what level jumper you are. At the lowest levels of jumpers even at rated shows I don't think I've ever seen a liverpool (possibly, but usually doesn't come till later). There are rarely triples and the tighter turns don't come around until the jump off. In fact, the lowest level of jumpers (esp at local shows) aren't much more difficult then a tricky eq round. At rated shows (where they have about 8-10 levels of jumpers go a day) they change up the course every 2 levels or so. So as the levels go up the courses get trickier.

    To the OP, jumpers/showjumping is a whole lot more then going fast and going high! It's about getting your horse balanced and responsive enough to make the tricky turns and answer the tough questions. I personally HATE HATE HATE watching lower level riders race around a jumper course flinging their horses every which way. Very poor riding in my book! I'd check out a few barns and try a few trainers to see what works best with you.
         
        04-29-2010, 09:08 PM
      #8
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by StormyBlues    
    there are alot of technical differences in show jumping and stadium jumping. Stadium jumping(the kind at horse trials and events) is technically easier. There is usually only 2 combos, a tripple and a double, no water jump (although there are liverpools), the jumps arn't as high or as weirdly colored or shaped, and there are no very tight corners and roll backs.
    those differences depend on where you go & what level you are doing !
         
        04-30-2010, 10:07 AM
      #9
    Green Broke
    But again, those are the main and most prominant differeneces that you will see between the two at upper levels
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        05-07-2010, 02:28 PM
      #10
    Trained
    Whatever discipline you choose to venture into - do not forget the most important factor to making that discipline successful - - - - DRESSAGE.

    Please, look into a Coach who can help you become a well rounded, educated rider in the "jumping" ring, by teaching and working with you on dressage.

    Grand Prix Jumpers spend up to 5 days a week riding and training dressage - for both horse and rider. Majority of the GP mounts you see, can do minimally level 3 movements.

    What dressage gives you, will make you and your horse that much better when you are jumping, and that much more of an edge to beable to answer the questions that are being asked in the Jumper Ring.

    Something to seriously think about. It isn't about just hopping on and popping over a fence - it isn't the fence that matters, it is what is inbetween the fences that does. How your ride is between the fences, makes or breaks your success when going over the fence.

    Jumping is dressage with speed bumps.
         

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