This permanent stone jump is located directly across the field from the stands, so is one of the major
jumps for horse shows. And certainly was one of the primary training jumps for the Olympic Teams
From the side, it is a jump up to the first bank, one stride, a stone ditch and bank, and then another
one stride to a drop down off about a 5 foot bank.
During major horse shows, standards and poles were placed at the top of the final drop off and the
bank tops. This raised the size and effort quite a bit, to say the least!
These were used for many of the jumpers, esp. Open Jumpers, in addition to Hunters, and
so it provided quite a bit of competition.
Additionally, each bank can be used for smaller jumping competitions when jumped from the side.
Each bank from the side is a long one stride or two short strides--especially useful for schooling horses and riders to to
start bank jumping.