Have You Heard Of Jumpcross? The newest Equine Discipline
 By Estella Noire   •   8th Feb 2011   •   7,858 views   •   31 comments
Jump Cross is a new equestrian sport. It was first invented by Robin Dunlop who spent a lot of his time building cross country courses. Jump Cross is a sport like Cross Country but instead of usual Cross Country jumps, the jumps are knock down fences like those used in Show Jumping.

The winner is the fastest round, but the jumps need accuracy so you can't gallop around the whole course. If the pole falls or a horse refuses then time penalties are awarded.

The Penalties

> Knock-down - 20 penalties for each knock-down.
> Refusal - 50 penalties for each refusal. (Two refusals at the same fence and you will be asked to move on to the next fence).
> 6 refusals around the course - Elimination
> Rider fall - Elimination
> Horse fall - Elimination

There are also a few joker fences and the rider can chose whether they would like to jump it or not. If you manage to clear the joker fence, 40 seconds is taken off your time. If you fail however, double time penalties are given.


Jump Cross is perfect for riders building up to cross country or for inexperienced horses as it is a lot safer for both horse and rider since solid fences can damage your horses legs if they do not clear it.

There are competitions for both children and adults. The youngest you can be is 7 years old. Riders must wear hard hats, body protectors etc. The youngest your horse can be is 5 years old to compete. JumpCross only allows running martingales to be worn by your horse, and only Cavesson, Flash, Drop or Grakle nosebands are to be worn.

So why not give Jump Cross a go? Itís perfect as a first competition. To find a Jump Cross event near you and for training information go to

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Painted Destiny  
That sounds cool!!
  Feb 8, 2011  •  3,381 views
sounds interesting!
  Feb 8, 2011  •  3,788 views
Love it!!!!! =)
  Feb 8, 2011  •  3,804 views
No Walkin Farms9  
Sounds like fun. Now all I need is a horse. And to learn to jump. lol
  Feb 8, 2011  •  4,021 views
That's really cool!
  Feb 8, 2011  •  3,807 views
Seven Sins  
nice article and video
  Feb 8, 2011  •  3,806 views
Finally There  
Aww that looks really funn! =D
  Feb 8, 2011  •  3,825 views
awesome! i would love to do this
  Feb 8, 2011  •  4,025 views
Sounds fun!
  Feb 9, 2011  •  4,001 views
Heaven Sent Creatures  MOD 
I've never heard of this before. I guess I need to come out from under my rock on occasion
  Feb 9, 2011  •  4,025 views
looks awesome, now I just need a horse
  Feb 9, 2011  •  4,025 views
Wanderin Boy Memorial  MOD 
That sounds like fun !
  Feb 9, 2011  •  4,010 views
Oh! I was going to write an article about this, people keep reading my mind! LOL Great article
  Feb 9, 2011  •  4,253 views
King of Wings  
sounds interesting :D x
  Feb 9, 2011  •  4,271 views
Dark Pride  
  Feb 9, 2011  •  4,248 views
When She Cries  
Now I wish I could jump! haha.
  Feb 9, 2011  •  4,402 views
This has been around for a little while, I remember seeing a course when I went down South when I was about 10. But they are opening up more courses all the time which is great as i really want to have a go!
Great article :D
  Feb 9, 2011  •  4,257 views
I've wanted to give this a go for a while now, but there's no venues near me :/
  Feb 9, 2011  •  4,226 views
Stadium cross country! COOL!
  Feb 9, 2011  •  4,235 views
That looks and sounds like a ton of fun! I definitely want to try this someday!
  Feb 9, 2011  •  4,239 views
Dark Pride  
sounding fun
  Feb 9, 2011  •  4,378 views
Lindsey Olson  
Omigosh! That sounds so cool!
  Feb 9, 2011  •  4,467 views
Balla Eclectic  MOD 
I have never heard of JumpCross before. I don't know if we have it here in Australia? Congrats on the win. :-)
  Feb 10, 2011  •  4,257 views
Sound like fun to me !!!
  Feb 17, 2011  •  4,230 views
sounds good
  Feb 20, 2011  •  3,659 views
Sounds Fun!
  Feb 20, 2011  •  3,690 views
Soul Horse  
Wow sounds and looks like so much fun!
  Feb 22, 2011  •  3,673 views
This is so fun! Lovely to see you two working together so nicely. How long have you been jumping?
  Mar 6, 2011  •  3,679 views
Sounds fun
  Mar 7, 2011  •  3,767 views
That sounds sooo cool
  Jun 14, 2011  •  3,659 views
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