View Full Version : Are there no showjumpers here?
15th September 2009, 01:13 PM
Ive just joined and there are no threads in this section :shocked:
Please tell me im not the only one mad enough to leave the ground on horseback? :cheekywink:
15th September 2009, 01:21 PM
I meant to ad pics of my showjumpers for you to see!
These are the same horse - didnt want to make the post too huge by posting all my horses!
15th September 2009, 01:23 PM
I jumped my old horse a bit, but more of a flat rider, he was an Ex grade B and i ried very hard to get him to like dressage but still got excited if he though there was any chance of jumps
Nice horse, what did he do to injur his stifle in the first one looks a pretty nasty cut
15th September 2009, 01:24 PM
There are a few people who do show jumping on here, however the forum has only been open a week and it's not season start so not much to post about, i dont think ;)
I competed in 'proper' show jumping classes for a number of years, and relaxed by taking my other horses to locals to do the intermediate and open calsses. It is my main equine sport passion. Absoloutley love it.
15th September 2009, 01:34 PM
Wow! Your horse is gorgeous and those jumps are HUGE. What's your horse's name? Breed? Age? Need details! :D
I love showjumping and grew up doing it. Unfortunately there aren't a lot of outlets for it in the States, really. Pleasure hunters sort of reign supreme and a lot of people just don't like the "speed freak"-ness that gets associated with the jumpers.
But if I get my pony back, I will be focusing on showjumping once more! :D Very exciting.
My current pony:
My old horse in South Africa:
When we first started together.
And our last show.
15th September 2009, 02:03 PM
Lol the 1st pic is a blob on the photo - it was raining and the photograher did his best but couldnt remove that blob.
He is rising 13, Belgian warmblood by Darco and i have owned him since he was 4!
15th September 2009, 02:05 PM
Arrr Felbridge, not too far from me! Always miss the turn into the showground. LOL.
I do some BSJA in the winer but summer is taken up by eventing.
What hight are you doing in the pics, they look BIG!
Me and Jojo a few years back, no longer have him. Hoping to do some Newcomers and Fox this winter.
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15th September 2009, 02:13 PM
Um they are all around 1.25 / 1.30 as they are all from YR classes!
Those planks look nasty - i hate planks!
15th September 2009, 02:56 PM
Ooh me!! :D Not quite up to you're level, but me and my ponio try.
15th September 2009, 03:02 PM
Wow those are HUGE jumps!
I entered my first showjumping class in 10 years on my pacer on Saturday. It was also his first class, just a little 2'0-2'3 job, and to my astonishment we won it! No pics of us airborne sadly but here are a couple..
Harness racing is our 'thing' though, it's what we both love the most. Jumping is just a bit of fun to add some variety and stop him getting stale. He really enjoys it, I do too, but I find shows dead boring really and would much rather spend the day at the races :)
15th September 2009, 03:07 PM
The forum hasn't been open for very long! We completely moved so all the earlier posts are gone and everyone had to register again! Hence why everyone has such poor post counts and there's not many posts around the forum :lol:
15th September 2009, 05:02 PM
Not sure I'd count myself as a showjumper although it is what we do mostly its at a much lower level than yours! This has been my mares first year out competing and have missed a lot of it due to injuries. What we have done has bene 2'6" max. I've had her since she was about 18months old so have been out of the game for a while now as not had a suitable ride. As a child I used to SJ competitively but now I'm quite happy just doing RC and local shows etc.
15th September 2009, 05:44 PM
I used to showjump at local level................my "height" for jumping was around the 2'6" to 3' mark (not very big I know). But I have over the years lost practically all my confidence so I a lucky if I ride much these days. Would love to jump again though.
15th September 2009, 09:39 PM
I am a wannabe SJ :lol:
I really want to get into it, but I kinda have no horse :lol:
15th September 2009, 10:01 PM
I used to do BE and a bit of BSJA over the winter - like casper really!!! But since having my winkles, I've now converted to LR showing lol - oh how I long for the days of eventing lol lol. I never jumped a round as big a 1m 30 though, I donlt think lool - I think about 3ft 9 was the highest round I did (don't know what that is in metres rofl)
edited to say - winkles as in children, not wrinkles as in getting old lol
16th September 2009, 10:55 AM
My pony and I used to show jump, local level, quite well, I think he would of done well BSJA but he had a bad tendon injury, and cos of his age now and my age it wasn't fair (Both 18 now! lol) and hes only 14hh so wouldn't had long in juniors with him!
17th September 2009, 01:53 AM
I wish I was a show jumper, does that count? :D
I did a little bit of local level stuff with my old horse and next horse I want to start competing properly....highly doubt i'll ever get up to 1m30 though lol
Love your horse btw!
beks the artist
18th September 2009, 09:29 PM
I like to think I do show jumping lol, however I have only competed my lad in one 2'6 class as we live so far away from competitions! This is us jumping at home:
No way in your league though! I am in awe!
Smoke on the Water
29th September 2009, 12:51 PM
Your horse is a stunner! It's lovely that you've had him since 4. And those jumps are huge. Afraid it's not my thing. I love watching jumping but haven't the bottle to do it.
9th October 2009, 09:07 PM
I was going to say I am was a showjumper until I saw yours pics, but I am afraid I am only doing intro shows and at that only doing 70 & 80. I do unaffilated as well but I prefer the courses at an intro show as they are built better with more in them.
x x kelly x x
11th October 2009, 12:21 PM
i love show jumping but dont have a horse at the minute but i cant wait to start up again. Your horse is lovely Vicki
11th October 2009, 08:16 PM
My horse Tillie is an ex BSJA jumper but doesn't do BSJA anymore after a tendon injury about 4-5 years ago. I only got her last July and have only done unaffiliated 60cms so far (65cms in the jump off) but at home I have been jumping her 2ft 6in - 3ft 3in singles as sadly we don't have enough jumps to make much of a course.
This is us jumping some of the smaller jumps (2ftish) at home
According to her BSJA sheet she was a Grade C showjumper. She did mainly Discovery and British Novice. Out of 11 shows on her sheet she came in the top 3 for 7 of them
20th October 2009, 05:03 PM
I love showjumping but lost a lot of confidence and haven't ridden for about a year. Would really like to get back into it again though. Maybe start off with some trailblazers.
20th October 2009, 05:25 PM
My girl loves to jump and we jump just for fun but she's too small to do BSJA with me as a rider so we stick to showing and dressage
26th October 2009, 08:39 PM
I don't compete very much at all now but I have done a lot of SJ locally up to 3'6'' mainly with a couple of 3'9'' classes too back in the day.
I do still jump with my main horse Kiwi, however he has arthritis in his hock so I limit his jumping height to 2'9'' now. I am focussing on dressage with my mare Abbey, providing I can find a dressage legal bit to compete her in (my horses are all bitless).
26th October 2009, 10:52 PM
Me?! I probs have the most unsecure leg in the history of equestrainship! Anyway, this was in spring and is one of the only jumping pics i have on a horsey.
Last time i rode i did some 3 foot grids.
Belive me, i have sortered out my hands and legs!
Ps, see that line by my foot? Thats my sisters atempt of trying to make me look mean by putting massive spurs on! Lol, i stopped her just in time!
21st February 2010, 02:18 PM
amazing horse im near felbridge too.
15th March 2010, 07:54 PM
My boyf and I are avid showjumpers. Here are my boys practising at home. We compete nationally atm, and we're hoping to go International next year.
15th March 2010, 09:57 PM
NO HAT:scared: (in the above post!!)
- I'm not a safty freak, but reading how people have died even wearing hats, and the size of that jump EEEEEKK :eek:
But all lovely photos
15th March 2010, 11:38 PM
He's an adult, it's his choice if he wears a hat or not.
Me and Saffy want to be showjumpers but she's just learning at the moment and I'm a bit rusty so we'll be staying below 2ft6 for the forseeable future :)
26th April 2010, 06:44 PM
I know, I know about the hat. Tbh, adults all make their own choices. I agree with you Gem. Me, I'd have a hat on my bonce though! Lol
3rd May 2010, 03:22 AM
i used to showjump jazz (black pony in my sig) unaffiliated, as she was too small for affiliated with me being in my 20's. around the kent area we qualified for showjumper of the year 4 times, trailblazers championships 3 times and she has about 150 prize money. never got to any of the championships as they were all too far away or something happened so we couldnt go! usually started a warm up class of 2'6, and ended with the open 3'-3'3. won a puissance once at 4ft 2. not bad for a 14.1 cob lol
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