Story: Equestrianism and horse sports

Show-hunter competition

Show-hunter competition

Show-hunter competitions differ from showjumping in several ways. The jumps (a maximum of 10) are laid out around the perimeter of the ring and have a more natural appearance than the brightly coloured showjumps. There are restrictions on the type of tack (saddle and harness) that can be used, as the horse or pony is expected to be well-schooled and balanced. Turnout and style is important. Here, Stephie Joustra on her gelding Disney wins the Show Hunter Waitematā championship in 2012. The pair went on to win the KiwiSpan Open Horse show-hunter competition at the 2012 Horse of the Year show.

Using this item

HotShot Horses

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Carolyn Mincham, 'Equestrianism and horse sports - Jumping and dressage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 June 2022)

Story by Carolyn Mincham, published 5 Sep 2013