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The History of Show Jumping

THE HISTORY OF SHOW JUMPING British Parliament passes the Enclosure Acts, requiring private and common lands to be fenced off from each other - 1700s Riders must jump fences to get to their destinations or pursue their game Show jumping is first mentioned in a French cavalry manual 1788 The Royal Dublin Society Annual Show features 1865 competitions for "wide" and "high" leaps Shows in Rome and Paris have competitors 1866 jumping in the country rather than at show grounds French Cavalry School at Saumur includes "An Exhibition of Show Jumping" in its program 1875 The first jumping in England is officially recorded at the Agricultural Hall, Islington, London 1876 MADISON SOURRE The National Horse Show begins at Madison Square Garden GARDEN 1883 The Olympic Games in Paris feature three show jumping events 1900 The first International Horse Show is held in London 1907 The National Horse Show debuts 1909 show jumping as part of its events 1917 The American Horse Show Association is formed Federico Caprilli introduces the forward seat 1920 position, giving horses better balance for jumps Eight countries found the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), which governs Olympic equestrian events 1921 The British Show Jumping Association is founded 1923 MID New show jumping rules are introduced, including regulations for circling and a time limit 1940s FEI introduces the annual Men's World Championships 1953 Women are allowed to compete in jumping events 1956 for the first time at the Stockholm Olympics The first Women's European 1957 Championships are held 1965 FEI introduces the President's Cup LATE Show jumping rules are revised for modern times 1990s Show jumping and other equestrian events remain popular TODAY in the U.S. and abroad TOP SHOW JUMPING STALLIONS COR DE LA BRYERE LANDGRAF 1966-1996 1968-2000 One of the most Considered one of the best-ever sires important jumper sires DARCO INDOCTRO 1980-2006 1990-PRESENT Ambassador in BWP Stud Book Named #1 producer of jumpers worldwide in 2011 SOURCES: INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY: ing-1936-to-modern-times/ ing-up-to-1936/ ment-and-history?tab=History ere/4554676776 HYPERION STUD • LLC• www.HYPERIONSTUDSPORTHORSEBREEDING.COM

The History of Show Jumping

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When British Parliament passed the Enclosure Acts in the 1700s, horse riders needed to jump fences in order to reach their destinations. Find out how this activity evolved into the equestrian sport of...


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