showjumping - meaning and definition. What is showjumping
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What (who) is showjumping - definition

Show Jumping; Show-jumping; Showjumping; Grand Prix show jumping; Horse jumping; Showjumper; Show jumper; British Showjumping; Stadium jumping; Open jumping; Equestrian (jumping)
  • 2008 Olympic equestrian jumping gold medalists Beezie Madden and Will Simpson
  • Proper show jumping attire, as seen in the show jumping phase of a three-day event. Attire at an event includes a mandatory armband as seen here, although the armband is not required in general 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.
showjump verb
showjumper noun
show jumper         
(show jumpers)
A show jumper is a person who takes part in the sport of show jumping.
I loved horses as a child and was a junior show jumper.


Show jumping

Show jumping is a part of a group of English riding equestrian events that also includes eventing, hunters, and equitation. Jumping classes are commonly seen at horse shows throughout the world, including the Olympics. Sometimes shows are limited exclusively to jumpers. Sometimes jumper classes are offered in conjunction with other English-style events. Sometimes, show jumping is but one division of a very large, all-breed competition that includes a very wide variety of disciplines. Jumping classes may be governed by various national horse show sanctioning organizations, such as the United States Equestrian Federation or the British Showjumping Association. International competitions are governed by the rules of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports.

Examples of use of showjumping
1. Having the best in the world competing here could really kick–start showjumping.
2. The Jersey showjumping community is furious that no prosecution is possible.
3. Harvey Smith comes here quite a lot.‘ Smith is the former showjumping champion whose wife now trains racehorses.
4. But she withdrew from the competition and was not taking part on the third day today, the showjumping section.
5. But if Zara succeeds in clearing all 12 hurdles without a fault in today‘s showjumping, she will claim gold.