Showjumping & Jumping Equitation

Showjumping is probably the best known of the equestrian disciplines, despite being a comparatively recent development in the history of men riding horses. Hunters, who raced over the flat, were thought to have formed the first competitive jumping events. As jumping became more accepted, these riders were tested over a few obstacles before the actual hunt began.

In the 1880’s competitions for show jumping horses were organised as far afield as Dublin, Paris and Russia and in the following decade the sport became popular in Britain. Within a few years ‘leaping’ classes were introduced to agricultural shows.

The 1900 Olympic Games in Paris included three jumping competitions, High Jump, Long Jump and Prize Jumping. The first International Horse Show was held in London in 1907 and five years later equestrian events became part of the Olympic Games, though only Army officers were permitted to ride. The Federation Equestre International (FEI) was formed in 1921 from which all show jumping rules are adapted.

In modern jumping competitions, horse and rider are tested over a course of up to 13 jumps, the objective of which is to test the combination’s skill, accuracy and training.

The aim is always to the complete the course in the designed sequence with no mistakes (producing a clear round). If riders exceed the prescribed time allowed, any part of an obstacle is knocked down, or if the horse refuses a jump, penalties are accumulated. The winner of the competition is the horse and rider combination that incurs the least number of penalties, completes the course in the fastest time, or gains the highest number of points, depending on the type of competition.

Events & Results

Becoming a Jumping Official

Assist Showjumping Judge and/or Course Designer
Attend Course Design and/or Showjumping Judges Clinic
Complete training and assessment with Mentor
Attend updating clinic

PCQ Showjumping and Jumping Equitation Sub Committee Contacts

Chairperson: Tracey Camilleri 0418 778 023
Technical Adviser: Jan Morland 5573 1334
Name Zone Phone Number
Peter Ryan 01 0403 464 135
Jan Morland 02 0419 645 708
Christine Topalov 04 0424 245 377
Grace Brodie 05 0427 273 432
Becky Jefferies 06 0409 064 829
John Golchert 07 4159 9218
Leah Frohloff 08 0417 741 386
Lyn Coombe 09
Robert McLachlan 11 0417 963 903
Jenny Murphy 15 0419 653 593
Ken Jensen 26 3204 0880
Kev Tomkins 27 4927 1545
Di Elder 28 0428 754 524

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