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!

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The high jump competition of Equestrian sport with the present Australian record being an impressive 2m 32.4cms. Can this be broken? Don’t miss the opportunity to see eight Australian combinations tackle this record on Saturday evening, making for an exciting competition. There is $70,000 to be won by clearing the massive, purpose built, Puissance wall at 2m 32.5cms. This competition is seldom seen in Australia, but is frequently run in Europe. In the weeks leading up to EquiFest, keep an eye open as you never know where you will see this wall.