Basic Jumping Training Part 1: The Basics of Jumping Preparatory Dressage 2018-05-24T00:00:00+02:00

Finally, learn to jump! Eva Deimel is a very successful showjumper and trainer, among others in the stables of the Olympic champion, Ingrid Klimke. In this series, she guides you step by step through the basics of show jumping and introduces you to a lot of exercises to try in your daily training!

The jumping seat differs significantly from the dressage seat. Your stirrups are shorter, and you need to change your light seat to reach one position or another. Eva Deimel shows you the basics: Where do your knees have to lie? What are the fundamentals of the light seat? Where should you keep your hands?

Having a horse „in front of you“ and responding to the aids is a very important prerequisite for showjumping training. Eva Deimel introduces exercises is this video to help you reach that. You will also learn more about the interaction between outer and inner rein and about the use of the half-halt. 

You learn in this video:

  • What the correct jumping seat looks like and what you need to be able to do it
  • What are the training requirements before starting show jumping
  • How to ride your horse from behind to the front hand and how to close him

Further videos in this series:

Eva Deimel

Eva Deimel is a very experienced show jumping trainer. She passes her knowledge to her students, beginners or professionals, and the multiple Westphalian and Vice German Champion has the right tips for everyone. The basics such as dressage work and the right seat are her special concern, to enable a solid and safe show jumping foundation right from the start.

> more

Related videos

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

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

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

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

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