Show Jumping

If you are looking for ‘edge of the seat’ competition and entertainment, go no further than the Premier Arena in the main oval of the Hawkesbury Showgrounds. Here you will be enthralled by Show Jumping at the top level. Show jumping enjoys its place, both nationally and internationally, as one of the most popular of equestrian events. The show jumping course tests a horse’s athleticism, agility and tractability while simultaneously testing a rider’s precision, accuracy and responsiveness. Spectator friendly and easy to understand, the object for the show jumper is to negotiate a series of obstacles, where emphasis is placed on height and width, and to do so without lowering the height or refusing to jump any of the obstacles in the time allowed. EquiFest is more than a ‘Horse Show’; it is competition and entertainment at its best!
EquiFest’s Show Jumping Program will feature a number of highlights covering all levels of competition. However, the major highlight will be the Mitavite Sydney Open, which will be the feature class of both the Sunday afternoon Premier Arena programme, and of the Show Jumping section of EquiFest. With an expected $40,000 of prize money, the course for this class will be up to the maximum Olympic height of 1.60m, and will provide top entertainment value as the skill of each horse and rider combination is tested. Watch this site for more details.