Horse Jump Types

If you’ve ever been to a horse show, you may have seen horses jumping many different kinds of obstacles.

Equestrian jumping course designers choose specific types of obstacles based on the type of event and the level of difficulty they want to achieve.

Crossrails are used for teaching beginners, training young horses, or warming up before tackling a bigger course.


One of the most common types of jumps, a vertical consists of poles placed evenly between two standards.


Oxers are wide jumps made with two sets of standards placed relatively close together.


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