Tag: Showjumping

Oyster Catcher

Oyster Catcher, a Connemara pony for jumping Oyster Catcher is a mare born in 2015, she measures 147 (14’2) and is a pure bred Connemara pony with a green book. This pony is a full sister to Isichia, a pony that was exported to Sweden earlier this year. Revisiting the breeding of these fabulous sisters Read More

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Clydagh Peafield Daisy

Clydagh Peafield Daisy

Clydagh Peafield Daisy As good as it gets Clydagh Peafield Daisy is one of those rare few and far between ponies. Born in 2013 (7 years in 2020) she measures 138cm (13’2) and is of pure Connemara decent (Connie passport).Daisy is by Fiona ́s Man (Monaghanstown Fionn – Abbeyleix Fionn) out of Lady Grey (Murphy Read More

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Donegal Bay (sold)

Wonderful pony with plenty of scope Donegal Bay is an Irish ☘️ Sportpony born in 2012, measuring 147cm. This is a gem suited for either showjumping or eventing. She combines a good temperament with a good ability to jump and 3 good paces. Working with Donegal Bay This pony is a real treat to ride, Read More

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Castledaly Sophie a keen jumper

Castledaly Sophie

Cuteness overload Castledaly Sophie is born on the 2nd of June 2015, she measures 152cm (15’1) and has a dun coat. This handy sized horse is the ultimate allrounder, so very versatile with great scope for jumping, a big heart for cross country, good movements and a willing attitude to work. Current work with Castledaly Read More

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revel diamond

Revel Diamond

Cut to the chase Mare born in 2009 by Kilmore Diamond – Pretty Record – Kylemore VDL Revel, 148cm. This pony has a well proven record of top class pony jumping. She has plenty of winnings and placings in 120-125, amongst others at FEI events in Fontainebleau. Results Link to Showjumping Ireland results Link to Read More

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Grey Connemara pony jumping a fence

Lissduff Cool Customer

Bred to jump! Lissduff Cool Customer is a very talented pony. He is by the great Connemara stallion Kilmore Diamond out of the mare Kilrickle Woodbine who has the prolific Carna Bobby on both sides. He has a full brother Kilmore Mickey D that jumps top class in Norway (pictures and videos below). Training This Read More

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Jackson (sold)

Fun pony extraordinaries☘️ Jackson is the beloved pony of my niece. He has been the most fabulous schoolmaster but children are growing and it is time to move on. About Jackson Jackson is born in 2009 (11 years in 2020). He is a bay 13’2 (138cm) gelding who has been there and got the T-shirt Read More

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Foxhall Cremello Lady (sold)

Absolutely sweet as pie! 13’2 (138cm) born in 2014, this little beauty is 6 years old (in 2020). She wears her creamy coat with pride and is a real looker. About Lady Cremello Lady is a really sweet natured pony with a kind and calm temperament. She loves her work and feels fun and positive Read More

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Isichia (sold)

Beauty, temperament and plenty of scope. Isichia is a Connemara mare born in 2014. Measures 147 (we believe she will stay within the limits of a pony). She is by Derrymore Duncan – Drimcong Owen (Abbeyleix Owen) with Lecarrow Misty as a grand dam in who’s pedigree Carna Bobby appears twice. Carna Bobby appears in Read More

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Peachy Pie (sold)

Mare born in 2013, measuring 139cm. This pony is just so much fun. She had a foal last year so had some time off but was brought back into work early spring 2019. Since then she has just proven to be such a sweet pony with a huge appetite for learning. She moves with big Read More

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Diamond clover a bay horse jumping an oxer

Diamond Clover (sold)

Diamond Clover – Bred in the purple Diamond Clover is absolutely to die for! She combines the very best European blood lines via Burggraaf – Landlord, with the very best or Irish. You will find Diamond Lad on the damside of the Sire Diamond Graaf who in turn is by the king himself King of Read More

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My Class Quality (sold)

My Class Quality – a true gem. My Class Quality is a mare born in 2015. This mare is by OBOS Quality, a sire of many top class horses both for show jumping and eventing. OBOS Quality himself is by Quick Star (Galoubet) out of a Domino mare. The dam of My Class Quality is Read More

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Foxhall X (sold)

Foxhall X – jumping pony for the future Foxhall X, a mare born in 2014, measuring 147 cm (14’2). This pony was broken to ride over the winter and is now well on its way to a competitive career the showjumping world (she would also suit superbly as an eventer. She has 3 lovely paces Read More

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Madam Maxine (sold)

Madam Maxine – future superstar Madam Maxine is a 148cm / 14’2 mare born in 2014. Coloured in fifty shades of grey, she is an absolutely stunning pony that does not leave much more to wish for. This pony has 3 lovely paces and a very scopey, promising jump. This is complemented with a seriously Read More

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Barnaboy Gamble Cruise Lady

Barnaboy Gamble Cruise Lady (sold)

Filly for the future! This talented pony is by the Irish stallion Gamble on Diamond who jumped successfully up to 150 level. She combines a very scopey and promising jump with a “to die for” temperament. Born in 2014, she is now 5 years old (2019) and is about to embark on her competitive career. Read More

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Grey pony with a big heart. Wonderful prospect for the competitive scene.

Comers Elf (sold)

Wonderful, wonderful Comers Elf!!!

Gelding born in 2013 (6years in 2019), grey, 14’2 (148cm), passported and absolutely perfect!!

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showjumping grid

Grid with oxers

Grid with oxers Improve technique, balance and strength. Jumping grids, especially a grid with oxers have many benefits for both horse and rider, and is definitely something to include in the training from time to time, especially if you need to improve on the horses technique over a fence. The rider also benefits hugely, the Read More

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Jump a course!

Course exercise number 1 The importance of walking the course. Full speed ahead! Time to try out how far the exercises have got you. We are now going to put the exercises together and jump a whole course of fences. This time it is not about jump offs and tight turns, the goal is rather Read More

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Long and short approach to a fence. The ability to take both long and tight turns.

Long and short approaches

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the bounce

Get supple with a bounce

A bounce exercise aiming to get horse and rider supple. How to get it set up.
A parallel oxer, a bounce and a triple bounce. All jumpable from both directions.

This bounce exercise aims to get your horse supple. It will also help you feel the stride, to feel the length of the stride and your eye. To be able to assess how many strides remain until the horse jump and where it will jump. Done correctly this exercise will also get an over excited horse to back off.

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show jumping exercise

Which way?

show jumping exercise to prevent the horse from rushing the fences and be more alert on which way to go
Which way to go? Get your horse alert!

Does your horse listen to you? Are you in sync over which way to go?

Is your horse awaiting your signals? Or do you feel like your horse is in charge? Are you in sync which way to go? With showjumping courses getting quite technical it is important to work on the conversation between horse and rider. A question we often need to ask ourselves is: Is my signals received by my horse? Are they understood? Do I listen to my horse? Are we on the same wavelength?

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show jumping exercise including doubles

Doubles

Show jumping exercise to practise straightness though doubles and the precision in finding the perfect way to the next fence.
Precision

Doubles, in more than one sense.

This exercise offers a few different difficulties. It combines riding through corners with the ability to keeping your horse straight through doubles. The warm up will keep you focused and perfect your skills at showing your horse which way to go!! Precision!

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Flexibility and teambuilding exercise for showjumping

Bendy, Bendy!!!

Bendy bendy 1 ideas how to get both yourself and the horse more flexible.
Start low and slow!

Get your horse more flexible!

Getting your horse and yourself bendy and flexible is one of the key components of winning at any level in the world of showjumping. Quick thinking and tight turns will win you all those valuable seconds. Practise makes perfect and this exercise is perfect as it can be done at any height, poles on the ground is perfectly ok.

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Fences for a show jumping exercise by youridewedrive

Rushing the Fence

Is your horse rushing the fence?

Do you get the feeling that your horse does not listen? This is a common problem with some of the hot headed horses of today. This is one exercise that focuses on getting the horse alert and for the rider to practise how to show the horse whats next.

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