The Show Jumping World Championships, or the show jumping competition at the FEI World Equestrian Games, was started in 1953, with individual competition. In 1978 Team competitions began, and men and women began competing against one another. From 1990, show jumping was brought together along with the other equestrian disciplines into the World Equestrian Games (WEG). They are held every four years.
Show jumping, also known as "stadium jumping", "open jumping", or simply "jumping", is a part of a group of English riding equestrian events that also includes dressage, eventing, hunters, and equitation. Jumping classes are commonly seen at horse shows throughout the world, including the Olympics. Sometimes shows are limited exclusively to jumpers, sometimes jumper classes are offered in conjunction with other English-style events, and sometimes show jumping is but one division of very large, all-breed competitions that include a very wide variety of disciplines. Jumping classes may be governed by various national horse show sanctioning organizations, such as the United States Equestrian Federation in the USA or the British Showjumping Association in Great Britain. International competitions are governed by the rules of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports.
The FEI World Equestrian Games are the major international championships for equestrianism, and are administered by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). The games have been held every four years, halfway between sets of consecutive Summer Olympic Games, since 1990. Prior to that year, all ten of the FEI's individual disciplines held separate championships, usually in separate countries. The modern WEG runs over two weeks and, like the Olympics, the location rotates to different parts of the world. Riders and horses competing at WEG go through a rigorous selection process, and each participating country sends teams that have distinguished themselves through competition as the nation's best in each respective discipline. At the 2010 Games, 57 countries were represented by 800 people and their horses.
The current historical medal count (Individual, Team and Women) since 1953 is as follows:
Note 1: Medal count is sorted by total gold medals, then total silver medals, then total bronze medals, then alphabetically.
Note 2: Germany includes both Germany and West Germany.
|1966 Buenos Aires|
|1970 La Baule|
|1994 The Hague|
|2002 Jerez de la Frontera|
1978 Aachen :
Derek Ricketts / Hydrophane Coldstream
Caroline Bradley / Tigre
Malcolm Pyrah / Law Court
David Broome / Philco
1982 Dublin :
Michel Robert / Ideal de la Haye
Patrick Caron / Malesan Eole IV
Frédéric Cottier / Flambeau C
Gilles B. de Balanda / Malesan Galoubet A
Michael Matz / Chef
Conrad Homfeld / Abdullah
Katie Monahan / Amadia
Katharine Burdsall / The Natural
1990 Stockholm :
Eric Navet / M. Quito de Baussy
Hubert Bourdy / Morgat
Roger-Yves Bost / Norton de Rhuys
Pierre Durand / Jappeloup
1994 Den Haag :
Franke Sloothaak / S.P. Weihaiwej
Sören von Rönne / Taggi
Dirk Hafemeister / P.S. Priamos
Ludger Beerbaum / Almox Ratina Z
1998 Rome :
Lars Nieberg / Loro P. Esprit
Markus Beerbaum / Lady Weingard
Franke Sloothaak / SP Joly
Ludger Beerbaum / P.S. Priamos
2002 Jerez de la Frontera :
Eric Levallois / Diamant de Semilly Ecolit
Reynald Angot / Tlaloc M
Gilles Bertran de Balanda / Crocus Graverie
Eric Navet / Dollar du Murier Hts de Seine
Piet Raymakers / Van Schijndel's Curtis
Jeroen Dubbeldam / BMC Up And Down
Albert Zoer / Okidoki
Gerco Schröder / Eurocommerce Berlin
2010 Lexington :
Marcus Ehning / Plot Blue
Janne Friederike Meyer / Cellagon Lambrasco
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum / Checkmate
Carsten-Otto Nagel / Corradina
Maikel van der Vleuten / VDL Groep Verdi TN N.O.P.
Jeroen Dubbeldam / Zenith SFN
Jur Vrieling / VDL Bubalu
Gerco Schröder / Glock's London N.O.P
McLain Ward / Clinta
Adrienne Sternlicht / Cristalline
Devin Ryan / Eddie Blue
Laura Kraut / Zeremonie
The All England Jumping Course at Hickstead, known widely as Hickstead, is an equestrian sport centre in West Sussex, England, principally known for its showjumping activities, where it hosts two international level competitions, the British Jumping Derby and the Longines Royal International Horse Show. The course was the first permanent showground for equestrian sport in the country, opening in 1960.
Marion Janice Mould is an English show-jumper. She competed for Great Britain at the 1968 Summer Olympics, winning a silver medal in the individual jumping event.
Stroller was a bay gelding who was the only pony to compete at the Olympics in show jumping. He stood about 14.1 hands.
The equestrian events at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney included dressage, eventing, and show jumping. All three disciplines had both individual and team competitions.
Germany competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's fourth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics after its reunification in 1990. The German National Olympic Committee sent the nation's second largest delegation to the Games since its reunification. A total of 441 athletes, 250 men and 191 women, competed in 27 sports, and were nominated by DOSB at four different occasions.
The CSIO Spruce Meadows' 'Masters' Tournament is an annual fall equestrian show jumping event held in Calgary, Alberta. It is highlighted by the BMO Financial Group Nations' Cup which offers a C$350,000 purse and is notable as "richest team show jumping event in the world" and also by the C$1,000,000 CN International. Total purse amounts for the Spruce Meadows 'Masters' amount to over $2 million making it one of the richest show jumping events in the world.
The FEI Show Jumping World Cup is an annual international competition among the world’s best show jumping horses and riders. The series, created in 1978, today comprises 14 leagues on all continents. The best riders from 132 preliminary competitions qualify for the final. The FEI World Cup was thought up by a Swiss journalist and show jumping enthusiast, Max E. Ammann. From its inception until 1999 both the final and qualifiers were sponsored by Volvo. From 1999 to 2013, the series has been sponsored by Rolex. Longines has been the title sponsor of the series from October 2013.
Petrus Josephus "Piet" Raijmakers is a former equestrian from the Netherlands.
Gerco Bernardus Schröder is a Dutch show jumping equestrian. He currently ranks third on the FEI Rolex Ranking List.
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum is an American-born German equestrian who competes at the international level in show jumping.
Ludger Beerbaum is an internationally successful German equestrian who competes in show jumping and has been ranked the No. 1 Show Jumper in the world by the FEI on multiple occasions. He is also a four-time Olympic Gold medalist team and individual.
The FEI European Show Jumping Championships is the European Championship for the equestrian discipline of show jumping. First held in 1957 in Rotterdam, and on an annual basis, it is held every two years, on the years between Olympic Games and World Equestrian Games.
Marc Houtzager is a Dutch equestrian whose specialty is show jumping.
Vincent Voorn is a Dutch show jumper. His father is Albert Voorn who also competed as an international show jumper.
Ulrich Kirchhoff is a German and Ukrainian show jumping rider, Olympic champion from 1996.
Lars Nieberg is a German equestrian. He participated in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics in show jumping competition.
Franke Sloothaak is a German show jumping champion, Olympic champion from 1988 and 1996.
In Style was a Holsteiner gelding ridden by Canadian Equestrian Team member Ian Millar in the sport of show jumping. He was imported to Canada from the Netherlands in 2003. His full brother, VDL Atlantic, is also an international show jumper. Furthermore, VDL Atlantic was a Zangersheide-approved stallion with approved sons of his own. The dam of In Style and Atlantic is Diana, a full sister to Lord Z, himself a strong sire and FEI show jumper under Franke Sloothaak and John Whitaker. In Style was reported to be a sensitive horse with a Thoroughbred-like disposition.
The 2011 Global Champions Tour was the 6th staging of the Global Champions Tour (GCT), an important international show jumping competition series. The series was held mainly in Europe, three competitions was held outside of Europe. All competitions was endowed at least 285000 €. All GCT events was held as CSI 5*.
The 2011 CHIO Aachen was the 2011 edition of the CHIO Aachen, the German official horse show in five horse sport disciplines.
The 2011 European Show Jumping Championship was held between September 13 and September 18, 2011 in Madrid in Spain.
The Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, is a unique initiative, which unites the four Major tournaments: