Showjumping Bay Horse – Highflyer




Horse world showjumping for all horse fans – 16×16 inch Giclee Print of one of my followers favourite artwork that I have created!

Highflyer- Showjumping Bay Horse FINE ART PRINT




  • Horses and their riders have been jumping over natural obstacles together for a very long time (in fact, millennia) mostly for hunting and war.
  • Showjumping didn’t become a sport until the 19th century. Which evolved from chasing prey with hounds in England.  This then created the sport known as Steeplechasing.
  • The first showjumping competitions were held in
    • Dublin staged in 1865, Paris in 1866
    • London (at Agricultural Hall, Islington) in 1876
    • New York in 1883
  • The tallest showjumping record  ever was a high jump is 2.47 m (8 ft 1.25 in)
    • by Huaso ex-Faithful, ridden by Capt. Alberto Larraguibel Morales (Chile) at Viña del Mar, Santiago, Chile on 5 February 1949.
  • Showjumping became an Olympic Sport in 1896. Held in Athens, Greece.
  • Any horse breed can jump fences. But, the most widely used are:
    • Hanoverian
    • Oldenburg
    • Trakehner
    • Dutch Warmblood
    • Irish Sport Horse
    • Holsteiner
  • Showjumps come in a variety of kinds these include:
    • Verticals – These are jumps that consist of poles or planks placed one directly above another.
    • Oxers  –  These fences feature two verticals close together in order to make the jump wider.
    • Triple Bars – These are spread fences with three elements of graduating heights.
    • Cross Rails – Two poles crossed with one end of each pole being lower than the other.
    • Walls – Fences are constructed to look like brick walls but are made of lightweight materials so the bricks fall easily when knocked by your horse.
    • Combinations – Combination jumps feature 2 or 3 fences in a row with no more than 2 strides between each fence.
    • Water Jumps – Water jumps tend to be comparatively low but wide and include a tray of water which must be cleared by your horse.
    • Jokers – These are tricky fences which are made up of rustic or unpainted poles or rails. Their appearance makes it harder for your horse to judge height and distance.

This print is perfect for anyone in the horse world showjumping, and for all horse fans.




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