Jump Course Design Manual

Jump Course Design Manual

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How to plan and set practice courses for schooling hunter, jumper and equitation riders with tips for measuring distances, space-saving configurations and ideas for outdoor and indoor arenas.


An entire profession is devoted to designing and building jump courses, but now it can be a little easier to create your own show-quality course at home! This is a highly illustrated manual — featuring 140 colour photographs and 242 diagrams — explaining the jump components used in various horse show divisions, how course designers select the tracks to be followed, and what factors make a course more or less difficult to ride. Set out in a an easy to use, spiral bound book, this is essential for anyone who wants to fully understand the concepts of course design; a valuable training aid for those looking for inspiration when schooling or teaching riders at home.
What you get by the numbers:

  • 10 Grids
  • 22 Basic Gymanstics (Steering Lines, Circles, Rhythm)
  • 30 Small Arena Designs
  • 16 Space-Saving Configurations
  • 15 Hunter Courses
  • 15 Equitation Courses
  • 15 Jumper Courses
  • 7 Advanced Gymnastic Courses


Susan Tinder showed Quarter Horses in her early years. She purchased what is now Tolland Falls in 2003 and continues to evolve the ranch into one of Colorado's premier equestrian facilities.

Book Specifications

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Sub Heading How to Plan and Set Practice Courses
ISBN 9781570765605
Author Susan Tinder
Binding Spiral bound
Extent 216mm x 279mm, 232 pages
Illustrations 140 colour photographs and 241 diagrams
Ebook No
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