Show jumping

Ruling body for affiliated show jumping is British Show Jumping. Visit page 100, Section 2, Item 102.

The British show jumper Michael Whitaker and Tackeray, a bay Dutch Warmblood stallion, born in the year 2000

Stud guard

Stud guard used in show jumping to protect the horses belly from being struck by the underside of the horses hooves when jumping. Many horses will wear studs in their shoes to give more grip to the ground when jumping – these studs have to potential to injure the horse when they fold their front legs when jumping.

Stud gaurd

Front tendon boots

Open fronted tendon boots used for show jumping. These protect the tendons while leaving the front of the leg more exposed.

Front tendon boots

Show jumping saddle

Show jumping saddle showing forward cut flaps to allow shorter stirrup length and flatter seat to allow jumping position.

Baltic Cup Show jumping. Shannon Mejnert on Sandy the horse.

Fetlock boots

Fetlock boots commonly used on back fetlocks to prevent injury.

Fetlock boot


Many designs of martingales are available. The image shown here are of a running martingale which prevents the horse putting their head up too high but does not interfere with normal movement when fitted correctly.

More information

Breast plates and breast girths are also used. They help to prevent the saddle slipping back when the horse is jumping or galloping. Follow these links for more information.

Baltic Cup Show jumping. Shannon Mejnert on Sandy the horse.

Other tack which is commonly used but not shown in the annotated photograph

Overreach boots

Overreach boots come in many designs but the main aim is to protect the bulbs of the heel from overreaching which can happen more easily when the horse galloping or jumping.

Tendon boots, fetlock boots and overreach boots

Leg Protection for show jumping showing tendon boots, fetlock boots and overreach boots.

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