Making up the time on the XC course
Sep14

Making up the time on the XC course

By Jenny Richardson BHSAI Once you are able to produce consistent clear rounds in your cross country competitions, and are hopefully collecting a few placings, it is time to consider the clock and how you can move up the leader board. Organisers will use the time taken by each rider as the deciding factor for placings among the clear rounds in each class. Generally there are three types of timing rules: (1) an ‘optimum’ set by the...

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Cross Country Coaching – Combination Fences

by Jenny Richardson BHSAI  In any cross country competition, you will encounter one or ore combination fences, which consist of a group of two or three obstacles following on from each other which must be jumped in the correct order.  Any combination fence will be marked the same as your other single obstacles with a red flag on the right and a white flag on the left, together with the number of the jump, additionally the first part...

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CROSS COUNTRY COACHING – Water Jumps
Aug06

CROSS COUNTRY COACHING – Water Jumps

by Jenny Richardson BHSAI You are certain to encounter a water complex, even at Novice level, once you begin cross country riding and competition. Practise over different types of water obstacles and jumps is essential, and should be part of standard equine and rider education. Splashing about Water complexes will vary from simple ‘splashes’ with level ground, both in and out, right up to deeper water that may include jumps or steps...

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