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.