Sometimes in a competition timing is only important when there is parity of errors. This competition, which is solely about jumping skills and is known as the Pauissance, demands that the horses overcome a series of hurdles in increasingly challenging classes; in Pauissance there is a four jump-off limitation. A Nations Cup open to four-rider internationals is divided into two laps, with the lowest number of points for each side being rejected in each lap.
Founded in 1965, the President's Cup is founded on the results of the annual Nations Cup competition and is regarded as the International Championships for Teams. It will be given to the six best teams. Strongly risen price monies and visitor numbers from the 60s mirrored the increasing trend of jumping.
At the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris and at all Olympic Games from 1912 onwards, jumping was played in both single and collective competitions.
Jumping with a steed is how risky?
Not much more perilous than training. It' tricky. Sitting on a horse it' s a pretty serious game, point. There is no way around it, no matter how many guards you carry, how soft your stadium is cushioned and how deceased the horses should be, climbing on the back of an unforeseeable mobile animal that weights 8x more than you is naturally hazardous.
It' not so much if you are cautious and make good decisions, but still risky and therefore makes it a lot of pleasure! Thing is, it's more about the horses and the riders than the disciplines they do. You can face a rotten horseman during a changing leadership in the show and a big horseman must not drop off, even if the horseman stumbles over a whole horse and makes a somersault.
Similarly, a common horseman can throw his horseman during a stroll and a good horseman will not let the horseman fall unless he ends up in a collision and turns around. However, one cannot help but notice that there are two things in jumping that cannot be found in dressage: velocity (constant gallop) and altitude (crossing fences).
You never get more than a few centimetres off the floor during an extensive gallop in training, and you spend most of the day with "slower" things like collecting trots and sequins, collecting gallops, making gallops, walking backwards and walking with loosely reined horses. Maybe that's why jumping is more susceptible to hazardous situations, while training is "milder".
This is what you see in the show ring, because during home practice, a trained youngster can be a dirty, non-cooperative animal that aims to throw the saddle at least once a night, while the jumping youngster can be gentle, friendly and never take a crotch. The simple old jump with its colourful sticks that drop with only one wind?