Strathearn Eventing - JumpCross

JumpCross

 

New Format at Strathearn Eventing

A fun day for horse and rider for all abilities from 2’0 upwards and ages 7 to 70!

A training session in small groups at the appropriate height allow riders to gain confidence and ride over different terrain, through water, over small ditches, banks and steps.  The training session is designed for riders to gain valuable experience from Jumpcross instructors, mainly Sarah at Strathearn Eventing.   For the less experienced, riders can take it at their own pace but the more enthusiastic will enjoy the thrill and excitement of progession and ride a variety of features.  Questions can be asked regarding all aspects of Jumpcross at the training session, including the scoring of the competition.

A competition section follows on from the training.  Riders can choose to enter both or one or other sections.  Riders will have time to walk the course of approx. 17 fences before or after their training session if they opt to do both sections.

We aim to provide an enjoyable day out to suit all requirements and budgets!

Please call/email for more info.

 

About JumpCross

JumpCross aims to provide all riders with a true cross-country sport with knock-down fences. It combines the excitement of cross-country with the accuracy of show jumping. Not as intimidating as solid fences for horse or rider, yet commanding balance, skill and respect in order to jump them cleanly. How often have you heard the rapping of hooves over cross-country fences? Is this what we want to teach our horses? JumpCross will help to teach riders to ride in rhythm and balance. By riding in balance with your horse you are much more likely to jump the fences cleanly.


 

The JumpCross course

The patented design of the JumpCross course, enables the poles to fall away from the horse should he knock them. This vastly reduces the possibility of rider injury should the horse hit the fence, he will merely run through it. The jumps are made from sturdy, shatter-proof, weather-proof plastic, and the 'patented' jump cups, with their round edges and unique design, poses less risk to both the horse and rider.

Strathearn Eventing - JumpCross

 

 

Who can do JumpCross?

Whether a seasoned competitor, nervous rider, coming back to jumping after injury, bringing on a young horse or just looking for something more stimulating, the ultimate equestrian challenge? Then JumpCross is for YOU!

JumpCross is the brainchild of Robin Dunlop, Grange Farm Equestrian Centre, Peterborough. After many years of building and observing cross-country courses and the manner in which they were ridden, Robin felt there must be a better way for both horse and rider to achieve a rhythmical, balanced style whilst developing a clean, accurate jumping technique.

So often it was seen that a junior was 'taken' round the course by their ponies, not necessarily being required to ride, just (hopefully) to steer, stop and stay on! What happens then when this young rider moves onto a horse? This is often when we see the struggle start, unsure of the correct positioning or aids to give, confusion and disappointment grows in both the jockey and his steed as the horse refuses many requests to jump. From this JumpCross was born......

 

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