Share this entry

Share this page


Line breaks: show|jump|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈʃəʊdʒʌmpɪŋ

Definition of showjumping in English:


[mass noun]
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.



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.


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.

Words that rhyme with showjumping


Definition of showjumping in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day colloquy
Pronunciation: ˈkɒləkwi
a conversation