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JumpCross

Date posted: 27th June 2013

Jumpcross

 

 

Sponsoring the ‘In hand youngster’ class of our Friesian show this year is ‘JumpCross’.

 

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……

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 their horses they are much more likely to jump the fences cleanly.

If you would like to know more about JumpCross take a look at their website www.jumpcross.com

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