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
show jumper noun

Examples of show jumping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1912, de Coubertin updated the ancient pentathlon with equestrian show jumping, fencing, swimming, running and target shooting. Lori Riley, Hartford Courant, 30 June 2024 His early successes drew the attention of a Welsh show jumping champion named David Broome, who saw Mafokate compete at a show in Cape Town in the late 1970s. Ryan Lenora Brown, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 June 2024 Mathilde became interested in show jumping around age 12. Audrey Schmidt, Peoplemag, 25 Oct. 2023 Besides the celebrities, plenty of riders have risen to the ranks in the championship show jumping competition circuit, flying into each destination and competing for the grand prize. Cassell Ferere, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 As an eventing professional, Martin competes over three days: dressage, cross-country, and stadium which is show jumping. Analis Bailey, USA TODAY, 31 July 2021 This is not Olympic show jumping. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, 18 Aug. 2021 Hinton exemplifies all three, but that’s hardly enough in professional show jumping. Ebony Flake, Essence, 27 Dec. 2022 But excelling in the elite world of show jumping requires more. Ebony Flake, Essence, 27 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of show jumping was in 1879

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“Show jumping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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