show jumping


Definition of show jumping

: the competitive riding of horses one at a time over a set course of obstacles in which the winner is judged according to ability and speed

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The show jumps forward several years to explore the aftermath of the episode at sea—at some point the tow rope was cut and the refugees were left on their own—examining culpability and privilege in tense if occasionally melodramatic ways. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "Which of These New TV International Thrillers Should You Binge?," 30 Aug. 2018 But when the final season of The Originals premiered last week, the show jumped years into the future, introducing us to a teenage Hope played by actor Danielle Rose Russell. Marilyn La Jeunesse, Teen Vogue, "“The Originals” Actor Danielle Rose Russell on Going from “Vampire Diaries” Fan to Powerful Tribrid Hope Mikaelson," 25 Apr. 2018 The World Cup will also have the show jumping final, where American McLain Ward will defend his title against 38 other riders. Lisa Cowan, New York Times, "The Fancy Footwork of Dressage Freestyle," 9 Apr. 2018 Wedding photographer Karen Rainier paid homage to the NBC show by highlighting important moments from the first season, acknowledging the the way the show jumps back and forth in Rebecca and Jack's epic love story. Elyse Roth, Redbook, "Photographer's Romantic This Is Us Wedding Photo Shoot Will Hold You Over Until Season 2," 5 May 2017 For 12 weeks from January to April, there are weekly events in dressage and show jumping, scored both cumulatively and as individual competitions, with more than $8 million in prize money distributed annually. Todd Plummer, Town & Country, "Wellington, Florida Travel Guide: How to Enjoy the Winter Equestrian Festival—and More!," 13 Mar. 2017 Ten riders jumped clear rounds in the first of two qualifying rounds of the Olympic individual show jumping final here Thursday. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "Streaker Captures World's Attention by Crashing the Ice at the Olympics in a Tutu," 24 Feb. 2018 The winning team will take home $3 million, part of a record purse for a show jumping event of $10 million. CNN, "Global Champions League 2018 to feature $10m playoffs finale," 24 Oct. 2017

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of show jumping

: the sport of riding a horse over a set of fences as quickly and skillfully as possible

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