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Jumping Grades, Heights and Speeds (Show Jumping and Cross country)

 PCA - Pony Club association of Victoria. www.ponyclubvic.org/ (children up to the age of 21)

PONY CLUB SHOW JUMPING MAX HEIGHTS

   GRADE    Max Height   Max Spread
  E   0.53m   0.53m
  D   0.70m   0.60 m
  C   0.85m   0.90 m
  B   1.00m   1.20 m
  A   1.15m   1.50 m

This is 8cm higher than the maximum height for show jumping in H/T or C/T.  The finishing heights can be up to 23cm higher than the starting height. e.g/ in a D grade jump-off  event the jumps can be raised to a maximum of 0.93m.

 

 HRCAV  - Horse Riding Club Association of Victoria. www.hrcav.com.au/ (mainly consists of adult riders)

 

  Level

 Max Heights

  Max Widths

  Speed (mpm) 

  Points

  5

  45cm

  45cm

  250

  0 - 9   

  4

  60cm

  60cm

  275

  10 - 24

  3

  75cm

  80cm

  300

  25 - 44 

  2

  90cm

  100cm

  300

  45 - 74 

  1

  105cm

  120cm

  350

  75-149

Advanced

  120cm

  140cm

  350

  150+

 

 EFA  - Equestrian Federation of Australia. www.efanational.com/ (more competitive, higher level competition)

EFA SHOW JUMPING FIRST ROUND HEIGHTS

  Grade   Min Height    Max Height
  D   1.00m   1.15m(39) RULE
  C   1.10m   1.30m (43)
  B   1.20m   1.45m (49)
  A   1.30m   1.70m (57)
The Maximum height of 1.15m in the first round and 1.3 meters in the final round of a D Grade competition is a RULE. The first fence and the first fence of the first combination may be 7.5cm (3 inches lower than the minimum recommended height) Any jump off under Tab A must include a combination and must not be raised more than 15cm (6 inches) higher than the previous round. The spread should be at least the same in Height as in spread. The spread should never be more than one third greater than the height (The exception is triple bars)  These also apply for speed classes.

 FEI  - Federation Equestre Internationale www.horsesport.org/ (The highest level of international competition)

World Cup Show Jumping

This competition is in two round, the first is not against the clock and the second is.

- speed is 350 meters per minute.

- height from 1.4m to 1.6m, spread no more than 2 m.

- water jump must not be wider than 4m indoor and 4.5 meters outdoors.

 

CCI Eventing (3 Day Eventing)

Cross Country               

One Star(*)        

Two Star(**)      

 

Three Star(***)  

 

Four Star(****) 

 

   Phase A - Roads and Tracks

Speed (mpm)

Time (minutes)

Distance (meters)

220

16-20

3520-4400

220

16-20

3520-4400

220

16-20

3520-4400

220

16-20

3520-4400

   Phase B - Steeple Chase

Speed (mpm)

Time (minutes)

Distance (meters)

Height

-Fixed (meters)

-Brush (meters)

Spread

 

Number of Jumps

640

3 - 3.5

1920-2240

 

1.00

1.40

same

 

5-7  

660

3 - 3.5

1980-2310

 

1.00

1.40

as

 

6-8

690

3.5 - 4

2415-2760

 

1.00

1.40

Cross

 

6-8

690

4 - 4.5

2760-3105

 

1.00

1.4

Country

 

8-10

   Phase C - Roads and Tracks

Speed (mpm)

Time (minutes)

Distance (meters)

160

25-40

4000-6400

160

25-40

4000-6400

160

35-45

5600-7200

160

35-45

5600-7200

 - 10 minute box - After Phase C before Phase D - vet check, trot out, temperature, heart and respiratory rate -

 - Horses that are not fit enough, or appear lame, or other reasons, will be 'vetted out' and elimanated -

 - This is to prevent injurys on the Cross country cource, and to stop owners competing on unfit horses -

   Phase D - Cross country

Speed (mpm)

Time (minutes)

Distance (meters)

Height

- fixed (meters)

- brush (meters)

Spreads

- highest (meters)

- Base (meters)

- Width (meters)

- Drop (meters)

 

Max Effort

520

7-9

3640-4680

 

1.10

1.30

 

1.40

2.10

2.80

1.60

 

30

550

8-10

4400-5500

 

1.15

1.35

 

1.60

2.40

3.20

1.80

 

35

570

9-11

5130-6270

 

1.20

1.40

 

1.80

1.70

3.60

2.00

 

40

570

11-13

6270-7410

 

1.20

1.40

 

2.00

3.00

4.00

2.00

 

45

 

Show Jumping                

One Star(*)         Two Star(**)       Three Star(***)   Four Star(****) 

Speed (mpm)

Time (seconds)

Distance (meters) 

No of Jumps

max Effort

Height (meters)

Spread

- highest (meters)

- Base (meters)

350

60-78

350 - 450  

10-11

13

1.10

 

1.40

1.90

350

69-86

400 - 500  

10-11

14

1.15

 

1.50

2.10

375

72-88

450 - 550  

11-12

15

1.20

 

1.60

2.30

375

80-96

500 - 600  

11-13

16

1.20

 

1.60

2.30

 

 

CIC Eventing (1 Day Eventing)

Cross Country   One Star(*)   Two Star(**)   Three Star(***)

Max Speed (mpm)

Distance (meters)

Max Efforts

520

2500 - 3500

25-30

550

3000 - 4500

30-35

570

3600 - 5000

35-40

 

Show Jumping   One Star(*)   Two Star(**)   Three Star(***)

Max Speed (mpm)

Distance (meters)

No Jumps

Max Efforts

Height (meters)

350

350-450

10-11

13

1.15

350

400-500

10-11

14

1.20

375

450-550

11-12

15

1.25

 

Olympic Jumping

 

FIRST COMPETITION -(teams and individuals) -

- All competitors qualified start in the first competition.

- there are 12-14 jumps, including one double and one treble (or three doubles)

- Total distance of 500-600 meters, ridden at 400 m/m (which is about 25km/h)

- Height for jumps is 1.5meters maximum

- spreads not exceeding 2 meters, 2.2m for the triple bar,

- 4 meters for the water jump including the take off element.

 

SECOND COMPETITION -(team final and individual second)-

Only the 10 best teams from the first competition go into the second.

- there are 12-14 jumps, including one double and one treble (or three doubles)

- Total distance of 500-700 meters, ridden at 400 m/m (which is about 25km/h)

- Height is 1.6meters maximum and there must me 2 vertical jumps of this height.

- Also 6 other jumps of at least 1.4meters in height.

- spreads not exceeding 2 meters, 2.2m for the triple bar,

- 4 meters for the water jump (not including the take off element, total 4.50 m)

 

THIRD COMPETITION -(Individual final)-

The 25 best individuals go to the third competition. There are 2 Rounds.

Round A

- there are 10-12 jumps, including one double and one treble (or three doubles)

- Height is 1.6meters maximum and there must me 2 vertical jumps of this height.

- spreads not exceeding 2 meters, 2.2m for the triple bar,

- 4 meters for the water jump (not including the take off element, total 4.50 m)

- Total distance of 500-600 meters, ridden at 400 m/m

Round B

- there are 8-10 jumps, including one double and one treble.

- Height is 1.6meters maximum and there must me 2 vertical jumps of this height.

- spreads not exceeding 2 meters, 2.2m for the triple bar,

- A water jump must not be included. But a Liverpool jump can be.

- Total distance of 400-500 meters, ridden at 400 m/m

 

Riding Speeds are in Meters Per Minute (mpm) - this diagram compares that to Kilometers Per Hour (km / h)

as well as showing what gait your horse will be in, this depends greatly on the size and movement of your horse.

 

 

    meters per minute  

   kilometers per hour   

   Horse speed   

   Pony Speed   
  100 mpm   6 km / h   Slow Walk   Fast Walk - Trot
  150 mpm   9 km / h   Fast Walk   Slow Trot
  200 mpm   12 km / h   Slow Trot   Medium Trot
  250 mpm   15 km / h   Fast Trot   Fast Trot - Canter
  300 mpm   18 km / h   Slow Canter   Medium Canter
  350 mpm   21 km / h   Medium Canter   Fast Canter
  400 mpm   24 km / h   Fast Canter   Gallop
  450 mpm   27 km / h   Fast Canter - Gallop   Fast Gallop
  500 mpm   30 km / h   Medium Gallop   Very Fast Gallop
  550 mpm   33 km / h   Fast Gallop   --
  600 mpm   36 km / h   Very Fast Gallop   --