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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show jumper noun

Examples of show jumping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here, horses both symbolize our independence, as in cowboy culture, and in posh racing and show jumping, our class lines. Lauren Vespoli, Smithsonian Magazine, "How America Became Obsessed With Horses," 11 Aug. 2020 The horse show includes three phases: dressage, show jumping and cross country. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, "Hale Farm offers safe, entertaining glimpse into the past: Talk of the Towns," 6 Aug. 2020 Kylie imported the 17-year-old show jumping gelding from the Netherlands, according to the Daily Mail. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kylie Jenner Bought Daughter Stormi Webster a $200K Show Pony," 26 July 2020 In a cell-phone video published by NBC News, a man is shown jumping into a canal and pulling a driver from a sinking Kia Soul. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, "Man Jumps in a Canal to Save Driver from a Sinking Kia Soul," 25 Feb. 2020 The couple are parents to Jessica, an equestrian and a show jumping champion, and Evan, a musician. NBC News, "Bruce Springsteen's son sworn in as Jersey City firefighter," 14 Jan. 2020 Now, because this premiere is three hours long, the show jumps right into the dates the next day. Lia Beck,, "The Bachelor Season 24 Premiere Recap: Return Of The Windmill," 7 Jan. 2020 The elite show jumping circuit has built an arena on the site of the F1 pitlane with the backdrop of Port d'Hercule and the Prince's Palace making for a spectacular venue for round 10 of the tour. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Global Champions Tour takes horse power to Monaco," 27 June 2019 The farm now has 52 show jumping horses, from a few days old to 7 years. Paul Sullivan, New York Times, "Forget the Kentucky Derby Prize. The Big Return on Investment Is in Breeding.," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of show jumping

1879, in the meaning defined above

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23 Aug 2020

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“Show jumping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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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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