Definition of show jumping in English:

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show jumping


The competitive sport of riding horses over a course of fences and other obstacles in an arena, with penalty points for errors.
Example sentences
  • Phillips competes in three-day eventing, which consists of three different tests: dressage, showjumping and a cross-country course.
  • Riders compete for Olympic medals in three different categories: dressage, showjumping and three-day eventing.
  • Thousands of horses compete at racetracks and at showjumping, eventing, dressage, carriage driving, long distance riding, pony and leisure events.


show jump

Example sentences
  • She showjumps, goes white-water rafting in Chile and skis.
  • However, two showjumps down on the last day dropped them from a possible eighth place.
  • He was in the saddle in middle England, about to showjump a novice horse at Solihull.

show jumper

Example sentences
  • A forward going horse is one that ‘moves off a light leg into a gentle and consistent rein contact’. Top quality dressage horses, eventers & showjumpers are forward going.
  • This type of training is extremely useful for both showjumpers and eventers as it improves flexibility and balance in both horse and rider as well as developing important muscle groups.
  • The main ring will stage top class show jumping, with some of the country's leading showjumpers taking part.

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Syllabification: show jump·ing

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