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Although men have been riding jump saddle for sale horses for more than 3000 years, persuading them to jump over obstacles is a comparatively new idea. Show jumping, which has grown out of this, is thus also a fairly recent innovation compared with other equestrian activities. Only in the second half of the eighteenth century did jumping on horses begin to achieve some recognition, and then it was slow to gain ground. The first mention of it being included in any cavalry manual belongs to the French, in 1788, and although the British foxhunter thinks of his predecessors going across country from time immemorial, it was the Enclosure Acts of the eighteenth century, bringing about the considerable increase in jump saddle for sale the number of hedges and fences to enclose fields, that set them jumping.
It was something like another hundred years before jumping, as opposed to steeplechasing, was officially recorded, and then it sprang up in various parts of the world within a very short period. Ireland, in which country steeplechasing had its infancy, was again a front runner in jump saddle for sale show jumping, and at the Royal Dublin Society’s annual show in 1865 there were competitions for ‘wide’ and ‘high’ leaps. There were competitions in Russia at about the same time, and in Paris in 1866, although here the competitors paraded at the show and then went out into the country to jump over mainly natural fences. Nine years later the famous French Cavalry School at Saumur included an exhibition of jumping in their jump saddle for sale display of haute ecole.
In England jumping was primarily a part of agricultural shows, and was first officially recorded at the fire-day show at the Agricultural Hall, Islington, London, in 1876. Horses entered for the show classes were also eligible for the leaping, which was decided solely on style, and judged by jump saddle for sale Masters of Foxhounds. Even when a few rules concerning jumping ability were introduced, style was still an important factor. It enabled the judges to arrive at the most diplomatic result for it would never have done for the local squire to be beaten by one of his jump saddle for sale tenants.
In the United States the National Horse Show was started at Madison Square Garden, New York, in 1883. The ‘Garden’ has been moved twice since then but the show goes on as strongly as ever jump saddle for sale. By the turn of the century, the ‘new’ sport was very firmly established internationally. Germany held shows in towns all over the country and in the second of the modern Olympic Games, at Paris in 1900, three jumping competitions were included, a high jump, a long jump and prize jumping. The following year, in Turin, saw the first recorded official international show jumping jump saddle for sale, with German army officers invited to pit their skill against their Italian counterparts; a milestone in the establishment of the sport.
In London the first International Horse Show (forerunner of the Royal International) was held at Olympia in 1907, as a result of a meeting held at the jump saddle for sale Hague two years earlier. The Earl of Lonsdale directed the International Horse Show, the board and directors of which comprised men from many European countries and the United States. High and wide jumps were included in the programme, and the prize money was quite considerable. Two Belgian riders – Haegemann and Van Langendonck – had won at the Paris Games, and the same country, and Holland, dominated that first jump saddle for sale International.