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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: 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 in 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: 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 lay the right base and why your rhythm is so important while riding distances.

Duration: 22:41 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 galloping 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: 25:49 minutes

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

Eva Deimel

Are you just starting out with jumping training or would you like to learn? 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 shows with riding student Lea, which dressage basis you should consolidate before jumping.

Duration: 19:27 minutes

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Riding cross country with Chris Bartle – the safe seat

Christopher Bartle

From the racing seat to the “Oh shit” position – With this video, the British national trainer Christopher Bartle wants to make eventing safer. The key is the sitting position during the cross-country course. His analysis of example scenes from competition or training situations reveal common sources of error and explain the way to successful cross-country riding.

Duration: 11:05 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: 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: 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 permeability, as well as the development of shear and load capacity, are elementary steps on the way to the training of a successful jumping horse.

Duration: 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 satisfied 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: 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: 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: 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 on trot, using cavalettis. With different levels of difficulty and training goals, every horse-rider pair has the right task for them.

Duration: 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: 17:19 minutes

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Just Paul Part 7: Riding outside and first jumping training

Ingrid Klimke

Regular show jumping and cross-country training is a terrific way to improve balance and strength, for dressage horses as well and helps keep young horses motivated and relaxed. Watch as Just Paul pops over his first jumps under saddle.

Duration: 12:55 minutes

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Just Paul Part 2: A varied training for the young horse

Ingrid Klimke

This series allows you to peek into how Olympic Medallist, Ingrid Klimke, trains the young gelding “Just Paul” over a two-year time frame, from a green youngster into a motivated and willing partner. A training plan with lots of variation, familiarising him with lots of new situations without over facing them, is important in the successful development of a young horse.

Duration: 09:32 minutes

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The school of Légèreté Part 8: Jumping training on the lunge and under saddle

Philippe Karl

Showjumping training, built according to the natural ability of each horse, is a fabulous possibility to gymnasticize and stretch a horse, both on the lunge and under saddle. Philippe Karl feels it belongs in the training of every horse.

Duration: 09:02 minutes

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First cross-country training for the young horse

Ingrid Klimke

The correct introduction to cross country jumps as well as going through the water is an essential foundation for further training of young horses. Riding in new surroundings and on uneven ground increases sure-footedness and self-confidence of the horses.

Duration: 21:44 minutes

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First gymnastic jumping exercises for the 4-year-old horses

Ingrid Klimke

Regular gymnastic jumping exercises are fantastic to strengthen muscles, increase body awareness and improve balance as well as keeping the horse motivated in his training, regardless of the discipline he will later be specialized in. It is important for the young horse to experience lots of variation within their training, ensuring they get used to being in new situations.

Duration: 16:05 minutes

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First cavaletti exercises for the 4-year-old horse

Ingrid Klimke

Introducing basic cavaletti exercises on the lunge as well as under the rider is an important part of the training and development of the young horse. For Ingrid Klimke, every horse, regardless of the discipline they might be specialized in later should be introduced to different exercises - in dressage as well as in jumping - during their basic training.

Duration: 10:00 minutes

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