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SHOW JUMPING

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SANLAM JUMPING SERIES

The beginning of show jumping dates back to the early eighteenth century. The incredible physical capabilities of the horse had been recognised when the enforcement of the Enclosure Act in England in the eighteenth century meant that riders had to jump fences to take the shortest route on their journey of Fox hunting. 

The agility and ability of the horse soon became clear, forming a new and exciting form of horsemanship – show jumping. Competitions were soon underway and a show jumping class was held in the first international horse show to be staged in England, at Olympia in 1907. Most participants were of a military background, with inter country competitions for a team trophy; this later developed with sufficient civilian show jumpers for some of the competitions to be divided into Military and Civilian sections.

SHOW JUMPING

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SANLAM JUMPING SERIES

The beginning of show jumping dates back to the early eighteenth century. The incredible physical capabilities of the horse had been recognised when the enforcement of the Enclosure Act in England in the eighteenth century meant that riders had to jump fences to take the shortest route on their journey of Fox hunting. 

The agility and ability of the horse soon became clear, forming a new and exciting form of horsemanship – show jumping. Competitions were soon underway and a show jumping class was held in the first international horse show to be staged in England, at Olympia in 1907. Most participants were of a military background, with inter country competitions for a team trophy; this later developed with sufficient civilian show jumpers for some of the competitions to be divided into Military and Civilian sections.

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