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The Fundamentals of Designing Showjumping Courses

Olaf Petersen

International course designer, Olaf Petersen, offers tips and inspiration for showjumpers and course designers of all levels with the assistance of showjumping legend Ludger Beerbaum.

Duration: 00:06:46 minutes

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Showjumping Combinations: Anticipate and Overcome Difficulties

Olaf Petersen

International course designer, Olaf Petersen, offers tips and inspiration for showjumpers and course designers of all levels with the assistance of showjumping legend Ludger Beerbaum. Here is everything you should know about combinations.

Duration: 00:06:42 minutes

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Showjumping Courses: Assessing Distances

Olaf Petersen

International course designer, Olaf Petersen, offers tips and inspiration for showjumpers and course designers of all levels, with the assistance of showjumping legend Ludger Beerbaum. Here is everything you should know about managing distances.

Duration: 00:13:26 minutes

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Showjumping Courses: Special Obstacles and Safety Management

Olaf Petersen

In higher levels of competition, special obstacles such as water jumps, are introduced.  International course designer, Olaf Petersen, presents them to you and explains what can be done to ensure the safety of horse and rider on course. 

Duration: 00:10:41 minutes

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Showjumping Courses: Riding the Right Track

Olaf Petersen

For International course designer, Olaf Petersen, the track to be ridden is the third element of course designing. The main challenge is to create courses featuring different tasks for the riders without over-facing them

Duration: 00:07:33 minutes

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Basic Jumping Training Part 6: Learn to See a Distance with Gymnastic Lines

Eva Deimel

How do I get ready for the jumps? One of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to showjumping training. Eva Deimel shows you in this video with her student, Lea, a practical exercise setup that will help you estimate the distances on straight and curved lines.

Duration: 00:21:23 minutes

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Basic Jumping Training Part 5: Developing the right Riding Rhythm using Ground Poles

Eva Deimel

To estimate the distances correctly is a desirable skill for jumping courses. The first requirement is to find and know what the right riding rhythm is. Jumping trainer Eva Deimel shows you, with her student, Lea, an exercise with ground poles that you should definitely master before you start jumping courses.

Duration: 00:19:33 minutes

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Basic Jumping Training Part 4: Finding the Correct Riding Rhythm

Eva Deimel

How do I get a feeling for the distance and ride suitably for the jump? This question is likely to be asked by all novice riders and many more experienced show jumpers. In this video, Eva Deimel shows you how to establish a good foundation and why your rhythm is so important while riding distances.

Duration: 00:22:41 minutes

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Basic Jumping Training Part 3: Dressage Work & Cavaletti Training

Eva Deimel

Being able to ride away from the wall, land on the right canter lead, or vary the number of strides between two cavaletti – in this video, Eva Deimel shows you important basic jumping exercises that you can easily manage with proper dressage training.

Duration: 00:34:41 minutes

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Basic Jumping Training Part 2: First Cavaletti Exercises

Eva Deimel

Let’s go to the first jumps. Eva Deimel takes the next step with you. By trotting and cantering over a cavaletti, you can prepare yourself for the first exercises with obstacles, get an idea of the distances, and solidify the dressage skills you will need for show jumping.

Duration: 00:25:49 minutes

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Basic Jumping Training Part 1: The Preparatory Dressage Basics for Jumping

Eva Deimel

Are you just starting out with jumping training or simply want to improve your basics? Then you are at the right place! Riding instructor Eva Deimel introduces you step by step to show jumping. In episode 1, she explains the basics of jumping and demonstrates with her student, Lea, which dressage basics you should consolidate before jumping.

Duration: 00:19:27 minutes

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Jumping Riding Part 4: Course Jumping

Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst

Riding a jumping course requires a lot of practice and fine-tuning until the tempo changes, the tight turns, the different tasks and jump combinations are mastered safely. In this video, several horses are shown as an example of the way to a good course.

Duration: 00:16:17 minutes

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Jumping riding Part 3: Correct Typical Errors & Improve Nuances

Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst

In this video, jumping expert Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst explains typical mistakes and corrections while riding jumping using three example horses. Targeted exercises based on a training course according to the training scale lead to stress-free and successful jumping training.

Duration: 00:10:10 minutes

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Jumping Riding Part 2: Improve Jumping Technique Through Dressage Work

Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst

Based on three examples, typical problems in the showjumping training will be discussed. It becomes clear that the improvement of throughness, as well as the development of strength and ability to take more weight behind, are elementary steps on the way to the training of a successful jumping horse.

Duration: 00:11:38 minutes

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Jumping Riding Part 1: Jumping Acclimation & Basics of Jumping Flat Work

Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst

The training of a successful and happy jumper requires a lot of patience, the right exercises and important basics in the flatwork. Jumping expert Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst demonstrates in this video what matters when you start riding show jumping.

Duration: 00:18:42 minutes

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Cavaletti Exercises in Canter: Turning, Distances and Gymnastic Grids

Ingrid Klimke

The cavaletti exercises are an excellent way of preparing for the show jumping ring or cross country. In this video we watch as Olympic Champion Ingrid Klimke shows us exercises for improving tight turns, correct take-off distance and the activity before a jump.

Duration: 00:20:17 minutes

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Cavaletti Exercises in Canter: Improve Thoroughness and Collection

Ingrid Klimke

Whether a more expressive canter or a better pirouette, the cavaletti exercises in canter produces amazing results. In this video, Ingrid Klimke demonstrates the various possible exercises.

Duration: 00:20:25 minutes

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Cavaletti Exercises in Trot: Improve Rhythm, Activity, Cadence and Tracking Up

Ingrid Klimke

In this video, Ingrid Klimke demonstrates various exercises to do in trot, using cavaletti. With different levels of difficulty and training goals, every horse and rider will find the right exercise to suit them.

Duration: 00:26:17 minutes

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Cavaletti Training: The appropriate equipment, correct set up and walk exercises

Ingrid Klimke

Gymnasticizing, strengthen, a change in the day to day training: The cavaletti training has many positive benefits. Olympic Champion Ingrid Klimke explains in this video the basics for using cavaletti successfully and demonstrates various exercises done in walk.

Duration: 00:17:19 minutes

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First Gymnastic Jumping Exercises for 4-year-old Horses

Ingrid Klimke

Gymnastic jumping exercises are an excellent way for young horses, regardless of discipline, to develop musculature and stay motivated in their training. Variety is especially important in the training of young horses to accustom them to handling many new situations.

Duration: 00:16:05 minutes

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First Cavaletti Exercises for the 4-year-old Horse

Ingrid Klimke

Introductory cavaletti exercises on the lunge and under saddle are an important part of the training and development of the young horse, regardless of the discipline in which the horse will later specialize. 

Duration: 00:10:00 minutes

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