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22nd Jan 2002, 10:18 AM
My yard manager is thinking of doing a Jumpcross competition this year. I know that its a fairly new type of event but it is becoming quite popular.
Has anyone ever done Jumpcross? If so can you explain to me exactly what goes on. All I know is you jump a round of showjumps, a round of cross jumps and then a round of showjumps (I think).
22nd Jan 2002, 12:13 PM
I understood it to be like cross country, but the fences are easily knocked down as in show-jumping, and each knock-down adds extra time onto your round.
Have a look on the BHS site, there ought ot be some info there.
22nd Jan 2002, 06:20 PM
... a few months back. It Looked pretty good-it's a combination of cross country and showjumping. The ride is across country but the jumps are showjumps. There are different levels of competition which means, i think, that some jumps areoptional for newcomers and you can make up time by jumping alternative jumps. I don't really knowmuch more than that i'm afraid:)
23rd Jan 2002, 12:53 PM
I managed to find the web site for this (www.jumpcross.com). It has loads of info on it and its been quite useful.
Apparently there are teams of 2 people and it looks like the courses start at around 2'9". I think, however, there must be smaller ones because not everyone can jump that big.
It certainly looks fascinating. I'm waiting to see if my yard manager decides to take the plunge. I've also heard that our local cross country venue may be doing one.
Thanks for all your help.
23rd Jan 2002, 01:59 PM
Jumpcross is run at Wittering Grange Farm near us. I had planned to apply for one of their training days this month, but never seemed to quite get round to it!
They produce a magazine about the sport, and I have to say it does seem to be taken very seriously and be very competitive.
The smallest jumps available are 2' 9" - and when you consider that these have to be ridden at speed over a 2km long course, you and your horse need to be both fit, confident and competent.
24th Jan 2002, 09:47 AM
It seems that a lot of people have heard about it but no one I know has ever done it.
Its strange that the smallest fences are 2'9". I'm sure it would be more popular if they did a few smaller classes. I would imagine that a lot of the local versions will have smaller versions because they wouldn't get the turn out of people otherwise.
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