Definition of show jumping in English:

show jumping

noun

  • The competitive sport of riding horses over a course of fences and other obstacles in an arena, with penalty points for errors.

    • ‘Many of the Far North Coast's most accomplished riders will be on hand to show off their skills in the disciplines of showjumping, eventing and dressage.’
    • ‘Riders compete for Olympic medals in three different categories: dressage, showjumping and three-day eventing.’
    • ‘Thousands of horses compete at racetracks and at showjumping, eventing, dressage, carriage driving, long distance riding, pony and leisure events.’
    • ‘There is a high equestrian element to both islands, largely involving showjumping and dressage and what have you.’
    • ‘One penalty point separated gold medalists Germany from Switzerland in the equestrian team showjumping, while Brazil beat France in a jump-off for the bronze.’
    • ‘There have been more than 3,000 entries in the equestrian activities, which include showjumping and shire horse events.’
    • ‘There's nothing fancy about him, despite being the country's first black person to break into the elite, white-dominated sport of showjumping.’
    • ‘There are both individual and team showjumping events at the Olympics.’
    • ‘As an equine physiotherapist her world is horses and showjumping, not politics.’
    • ‘Riders will compete in dressage and showjumping for individuals and team titles.’
    • ‘Warren has a great interest in showjumping and just loves sport in general.’
    • ‘Modern pentathlon, which consists of shooting, fencing, swimming, showjumping and a 3,000m run, was designed for the Games as the test of a complete athlete.’
    • ‘Tom junior and Dermot have each won the point-to-point jockey's championship twice. The brothers have considerable experience, too, of showjumping and eventing.’
    • ‘Three-day eventing includes showjumping, dressage and the cross country section, which is said to have the highest risk factor.’
    • ‘Phillips competes in three-day eventing, which consists of three different tests: dressage, showjumping and a cross-country course.’
    • ‘The ever popular baby show will be held on the second day of the show, while spectators are sure to enjoy the dog agility and pets corner, showjumping and horse and pony sections.’
    • ‘To win the three-day event, rider and horse must excel in three different disciplines - dressage, cross country and showjumping.’
    • ‘Ring events are held every day the show is open, with equestrian events such as showjumping and dressage.’
    • ‘Typical examples of category 3 events would include horse racing, showjumping, greyhound racing and livestock shows.’
    • ‘Ultimately the therapist's aim is to achieve a supple musculature allowing the horse to work in comfort and balance, whether that be in racing, showjumping, eventing, endurance riding, polo or dressage.’

Phrases

  • show jumper

      • ‘Power is the former trainer and international showjumper who has built a considerable reputation for teaching problem horses to jump.’
      • ‘A forward going horse is one that ‘moves off a light leg into a gentle and consistent rein contact’. Top quality dressage horses, eventers & showjumpers are forward going.’
      • ‘The main ring will stage top class show jumping, with some of the country's leading showjumpers taking part.’
      • ‘This type of training is extremely useful for both showjumpers and eventers as it improves flexibility and balance in both horse and rider as well as developing important muscle groups.’
      • ‘It feels as if a stableboy might lead a prize showjumper through the yard at any minute.’