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Riding Jump

This series of Horse Explorers awards will introduce you to jumping and the concept of riding in a light seat position.

  • Last reviewed: 11th July 2022
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Learning to jump will provide variation in your riding lessons and improve your fitness, balance and confidence among other skills. Enhance your riding knowledge and develop your jumping skills, from riding over poles to jumping a small course of fences in balance and harmony.

Bronze Award

By completing this award you will:

  • Establish a light seat position
  • Negotiate various figures and exercises in a light seat
  • Work over ground poles in preparation for jumping

Silver Award

You will continue to develop your light seat position as you begin to jump over small fences and work towards riding a course of fences.

By completing this award you will:

  • Ride over a course of ground poles in trot
  • Ride over single ground poles in canter
  • Develop the correct jumping position
  • Jump small, single fences
  • Have a positive influence on your horse when jumping

How to get involved

Horse Explorers awards are open to anyone who would like to improve their horse knowledge or skills; you do not have to be a BHS member to take part.

If you have your own horse

Courses are delivered by an Accredited Professional Coach. Your coach can come to your livery yard or British Riding Club grounds. 

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If you do not own your own horse

Or you’re not sure if they would be suitable, don’t worry. There are BHS Approved Riding Centres throughout the UK that deliver Horse Explorers awards with their facilities and horses.  

You can achieve the Horse Explorers awards at your local Approved Centre where they will match you to a horse to ensure your lessons are suitable to your experience. 

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Get in touch

If you want to learn more about the Horse Explorers awards or if you have any questions, please complete our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.