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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The roster made for an endless array of conflicts, and the style had the show jumping from one family to the next and added up to a smashing hit, as popular as it was critically acclaimed. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2022 The international competition features events in show jumping, dressage, driving, and endurance and was often attended by the Queen, who was an avid horsewoman. Alyson Krueger, Peoplemag, 22 Sep. 2022 Currently, the modern pentathlon contains five different events: fencing, freestyle swimming, equestrian show jumping, and a final combined event of pistol shooting and cross country running., 5 Nov. 2021 Nassar, who competes in show jumping, helped Egypt qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Joelle Goldstein, Peoplemag, 16 Aug. 2022 Morgan is drawn to veterinary science and polo, and Mariah wants to do show jumping. Sarah Enelow-snyder, Washington Post, 2 Aug. 2022 Modern Pentathlon previously has consisted of five disciplines: fencing, swimming, equestrian show jumping, laser pistol shooting and running. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 June 2022 See More

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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 2 Feb. 2023.

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