THEx Top Ten Show Jumping Tips

  1. Make sure you learnt your show jumping course
  2. Ensure that you have enough time to warm both you and the horse up, learn a warm-up routine that works for you and the horse.
  3. Watch a few people in your arena before your time to analyse how the course is riding – try and pick out any fences that are causing trouble and why
  4. Know the time allowed for the show jumping course
  5. Ensure that you and the horse are in the correct dress – check the rule book
  6. If you are jumping on grass ensure that you put in studs for your horse
  7. Trot around the arena to allow yourself and your horse to take in the atmosphere, take your time.
  8. Wait for the bell!
  9. Ask someone to video your round so that you can look back, analyse and learn from the experience.
  10. Stay relaxed, focused and enjoy it.