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    07-09-2009, 12:02 PM
Ideas/Pics for Hunter Jumps


My trainer would like to start making the jumps in our arena more like the traditional hunter jumps used to be. You know, lots of shrubs, natural things, wood poles, etc. She has already incorporated some hay bales into one of the jumps but I would like to give her some more ideas to make the jumps really look good. Does anyone have any pictures of really cool hunter jumps they have seen? Cool "jump standards" like the wishing well jumps? Other ideas are greatly appreciated.
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    07-09-2009, 01:30 PM
I can try to find pics later if you want.

But, I would incorporate a lot of natural (not painted) jumps, white jumps with a brown/dark green/black stripes (painted randomly) on the poles. I'll have to try to find a pic of those, they're hard to explain.

Then use a lot of fillers, like the hay you mentioned. Buy potted evergreens and small shrubs to pop under jumps whenever you need them. Pumpkins are also popular decorations in the fall. I like cutting a few pine tree branches off and laying them on the ground in front of the jump.

Walls that look like brick and stone are also popular.

For standards you can use the wishing wells people put in their front yards (check craigslist). Also, if you make a large box shaped standard, and paint it to looks like bricks. I have a picture of this kind:

^For the record, that is NOT me on the pony.
    07-09-2009, 01:34 PM
Cool. Thank you for responding! We do have a brick wall and a stone wall that we use. The shrubs are a good idea and I love the pumpkin idea too. We could probably find some good fake shrubs/pines so my trainer doesn't have to worry about watering.
    07-09-2009, 04:08 PM
Haha funny we don't tend to use walls like the one above over here but yeah different countries...

Lots off potted plants - I made these little plant holders and then brought a whole pile of plastic flowers to put in...

Will find some pics of NZ jumps

Heaps of these are at winter training days so no jacket etc... but he jumps are the same - single coloured poles - colours like white green (kahki) brown and beige)

Rider is my 10 year old niece

Lots of flowers

All the walls here are plain and often boxy

Just keep it simple - I only really practice with flowers in front but everything else is so inviting - this ones has flowerboxes and no flowers

Hmmmm those pics are from our Show hunter which from what I've read is the same as your hunter classes over there
    07-09-2009, 04:09 PM
HAHA OMG Im so getting pumpkins and putting them under a jump... that's too funny....
    07-09-2009, 05:30 PM
I'd suggest looking at a horse show professional photographer's site and looking at the jumps they've taken pictures of at shows. My favs are always roll tops, wishing wells, and brick boxes. Lots of natural colors, no bright falshy colors or striped poles.

Here are two photographer sites that should give you lots of ideas. Just choose an event and look through the hunter classes

Anne K. Gittins Photography : Home
    07-09-2009, 06:21 PM
looks good to me because I don't know how to jump and I don't have a horse but it looks like you did good
    07-09-2009, 07:16 PM
Lots of pine branches, or pine straw. I love the roll tops and stone/brink walls. I agree...go to a show photographers website and look at their jumps. Good luck! Painting/making new jumps is so fun!
    07-09-2009, 07:28 PM
I don't know if its "traditional" but my trainer has a whole seaside theme going so we made a tiki hut jump with bamboo. And instead of plain old shrubs we used these really pretty yellow and red hibiscus bushes.
    07-10-2009, 11:22 AM
We do have a roll top at our barn too. It's my favorite jump. Sounds like we aren't as far behind the curve as I thought we were. I guess we just need to incorporate more ferns and shrubs. That tiki idea is way fun. Maybe a trip to the hobby store will give me some good decorating ideas. I'll check out those websites as well. Thanks!

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