• Proficiency tests
  • Five levels of competition
  • Therapeutic benefits: Improve balance, motor skills and flexibility
  • Great fun! 

Showjumping was introduced in 2011 and is now well established as a core discipline in many RDA Groups throughout the UK.

At RDA showjumping has a particular focus on developing effective technique, rather than focusing on speed.

There are five levels of showjumping at RDA ranging from carefully navigating a course of Poles on the ground at level 1 to working independently at canter over jumps of up to 80cm.

When starting jumping at RDA you will learn all about how to negotiate a course and will most probably begin with Level 1.  Once you have the hang of this you will learn about the jumping position and then may begin to make small jumps progressing through the levels as you go.

RDA Showjumping differs to competitive showjumping as this would involve riding around a set course negotiating a series of jumps and a timed section. The aim is to complete the course without knocking any of the fences down, if this happens you will receive faults for every fence knocked down.  You will also get faults if your horse or pony stops at a fence (refuse) or runs around a fence (run out). The winner of a course will have the least amount of faults and the fastest time in the jump-off.

If you would like any more information on RDA Showjumping then please do not hesitate to contact Lucy Stokes – 01926 476307 or email:

Page Last Updated: October 29, 2018