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 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 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 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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First Known Use of show jumping

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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