Story: Equestrianism and horse sports

A leaping competition

A leaping competition

Jumping or 'leaping' competitions were held at A & P (agricultural and pastoral) shows from the 1870s. This competitor at the Manawatū show in November 1901 looks as if his mount has got away on him, with an almighty leap across the water jump.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
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Carolyn Mincham, 'Equestrianism and horse sports - Development of equestrian activities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/37471/a-leaping-competition (accessed 20 November 2019)

Story by Carolyn Mincham, published 5 Sep 2013