The way jumpers works is one, you don't need a show jacket...I usually just wear a polo shirt although jackets are ok. And grey color is fine too.
Two, yes you can go too fast...usually horse that go too fast can't cut corners or get nice smooth turns...also going too fast can result in a rail being knocked down, which is a fault and adds to time.
Mostly the division has a class that is timed, and if you have no faults you go right to the jump off, which can be done a little quicker. Most jump off courses have sharp turns and I think they consist of 5 jumps. Then the second class in the division is a speed class, that class there is no jump off, but you HAVE to clear the first 6 fences to not get disqualified, then any fence after that if you knock it down then its a time fault. Then the last class in the division is the same as the first, with a jump off.
Knocking down rails and refusals are both faults. 3 refusals results in disqualification.
I hoped this helped.
Last edited by ErikaLynn; 11-11-2010 at 02:56 PM.