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Hunter Jumper

Hunter jumpers are often talked about together, but they are actually two different divisions, although using the phrases together could just refer to horses who jump in competition. Hunters, also known as working hunters or show hunters, are judged on their conformation, manners, movement, and his ability to jump smoothly and consistently.

In show jumping, the horse must get around a jump course cleanly, without penalties, under a certain time limit. The horse with the least amount of jump penalties for knocking down rails and time penalties for going over the allotted time wins. Most horses do not show in both divisions at the upper levels.

Horse Illustrated covers news and publishes features on how to get started, how to improve yours and your horse’s skills, exercises to do for practice, tack and gear options, stories from participants in these disciplines, and more.

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HI Tokyo Olympics Daily Update: USA Wins Silver, Sweden Gold in Show Jumping Team Final

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HI Tokyo Olympics Daily Update: 10 Nations Qualify for Show Jumping Team Final

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U.S. Jumping Team Passes Second Horse Inspection in Preparation for Team Qualifier at Tokyo 2020

All four combinations of the U.S. Jumping Team passed the Second Horse Inspection at Equestrian Park in Tokyo, Japan, as…

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HI Tokyo Olympics Daily Update: Great Britain Earns Back-to-Back Individual Olympic Gold in Show Jumping

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HI Tokyo Olympics Daily Update: Show Jumping Individual Competition Qualifies 30 Riders

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U.S. Jumping Team Athletes Turn Focus to Team Qualifying Competition Following Individual Qualifier at Tokyo 2020

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