Jumping consists of at least four obstacles and a minimum of eight jumps.
Jumping is a true test of a horse’s athletic ability to perform over fences. Jumping consists of at least four obstacles and a minimum of eight jumps. Scores are based on time and penalty faults. Faults are assessed when a horse refuses to jump, knocks down an obstacle, or causes an obstacle to be knocked down. Horses completing the course without faults return to compete in a timed “jump-off” to determine final placings.
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July 28, 2022 | News and Publications , Progressive Working Hunter
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April 07, 2020 | News and Publications , English
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March 16, 2020 | News and Publications , Progressive Working Hunter
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