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Rucker Park--Training site for 1930's US Olympic Teams and many top AHSA horse shows

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The Italian Bank Jump

The Italian Bank Jump at Rucker Park
 
The Italian bank is a formidable jump, even if no poles are added, which generally are added during competitions.
The slope of the approach and the landing is about 45 degrees, and takes a couple of strides on a large horse to complete the approach  and landing from "ground level".
 
The basic jump is just about 2 feet by 2 feet, however it is permanent natural stone that is cemented together; and for many competitions, poles were added to increase the height.
With the approach angle and the angle on the landing, the jump is quite a test of agility and athleticness at any height.

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The Italian Bank from the stands side

This page shows several views of the Italian Bank Jump.

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The Italian Bank Jump from the south-east side of the jump

L.Robinson, equine agent
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