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What is Jumping?

Jumping is probably the best known of the equestrian disciplines recognised by the FEI where men and women compete as equals in both individual and team events. In modern Jumping competitions, horse and rider are required to complete a course of 10 to 13 jumps, the objective of which is to test the combination’s skill, accuracy and training.

The aim is always to jump the course in the designed sequence with no mistakes – a clear round. If any part of an obstacle is knocked down or if the horse refuses a jump, penalties are accumulated. The winner of the competition is the horse and rider combination that incurs the least number of penalties, completes the course in the fastest time or gains the highest number of points depending on the type of competition.

Jumping Rules & Regulations

FEI World Cup Jumping Series

The FEI World Cup Jumping Series comprises of 13 leagues across all continents. The top placed rider from each series is invited to attend the World Cup Jumping final.

FEI World Cup Jumping 

'How To' Videos

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For most competitions two types of scoring table are used: Table A and Table C. The most frequently used scoring table is Table A. Each fault is penalised with a certain number of penalties. Each bar knocked down draws a sanction of 4 penalties, as does the first refusal (this is when the horse stops short in front of the jump or goes around it). The second baulking or refusal, as well as any fall, will eliminate the horse and rider.

The classification is established according to the penalties obtained. Often, several riders succeed in jumping a clear round. In this case, there are two possibilities: if the competition does not include a Jump-off, the competitor with the fastest time wins. If the competition does include a Jump-off, those tied for first place jump a new shorter round against the clock. The winner is the one with the fewest penalties accumulated over the reduced course, and in the event of a tied score, the time will be the deciding factor.

Competitions judged according to Table C are called speed competitions as the classification is established only according to time. Faults incurred are converted into seconds and added the time taken to complete the round. In Table A competitions, there is a time allowed; riders who do not complete their round in the time allowed are penalised by 1 fault per four seconds of excess time. Whatever the type of Table, there is a time limit during which the round must be completed; exceeding the time limit incurs elimination.

Australian Jumping Championships

The 2018 Australian Jumping Championships are to be held in Victoria at Boneo Park from 7-11 November 2018.

2018 Australian Jumping Championships

Click HERE to view the Results of the 2017 Pryde’s EasiFeed Australian Showjumping Championships.

Australian Young Rider Selection Series

In 2018 Equestrian Australia will again run the Australian Young Rider Selection Series. The series will take place across all states and use a standardised course designed by one of Australia's leading course designers. 

Young Rider Series

Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games

The Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games will take place from 6 to 18 October 2018. Australia is a qualified nation. Overall, 25 nations have qualified from around the globe and will participate in the Jumping competitions, the sole discipline representing equestrian and one of the 32 sports on the programme at this third edition of the summer Youth Olympic Games, which are held every four years.

Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games 

Imported horses

Owners of foreign horses imported into Australia must provide documentation on the previous jumping performances of the horse to the relevant EA State Branch, if the automatic allocation is not appropriate.

To apply please fill in the below document and submit to your State Branch upon initial registration of the horse.


Equestrian Australia Jumping Committee

To view the current committee please click here

EA Jumping Committee – Meeting Update

EAJC Meeting Summary from 18 March 2019 meeting is now available:

EAJC Meeting Summary 2 September 2019.pdf

EAJC 18 March 2019 Meeting Update.pdf




Jumping Riders Meeting

The annual EA Riders meeting took place on 14th September 2017 at the Australian Showjumping Championships, Werribee Park, the minutes can be viewed here:


Jumping Official

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