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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Examples of show jumping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Modern pentathletes ride horses for show jumping that are drawn at random, and then get 20 minutes to warm up with it before competing. Los Angeles Times, 8 Aug. 2021 One of the most famous horse girls in all of America, Jessica Springsteen, won the silver medal for equestrian show jumping at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday along with the rest of the U.S. team. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 7 Aug. 2021 Schleu had a commanding lead going into the show jumping but with each refusal the German's frustration grew. NBC News, 7 Aug. 2021 Springsteen is currently ranked 14th in the world in show jumping, and secured her spot on the U.S. equestrian roster on July 6. Maria Pasquini,, 6 Aug. 2021 The third and final day is the stadium which is show jumping. Analis Bailey, USA TODAY, 31 July 2021 After graduating from Duke University in 2014, Springsteen went on to pursue show jumping and modeling, and was named the equestrian ambassador for Gucci. Lucia Tonelli, Town & Country, 7 July 2021 The equestrian just made the U.S. show jumping team with a 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood stallion who goes by Don Juan van de Donkhoeve (owned by Stone Hill Farm), U.S. Equestrian announced on Monday. Jolie Lash,, 6 July 2021 The area also boasts a strong polo-playing and show jumping community. Ellen Paris, Forbes, 21 May 2021

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First Known Use of show jumping

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of show jumping was in 1879

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“Show jumping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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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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