The equestrian discipline of Jumping - an Olympic sport since 1912 - is a daring mix of power, courage and technique and an extreme test of horsemanship, nerve and skill. It’s a thrilling sport which is known to keep fans on the edge of their seats due to the spectacular combination of horsepower, agility, speed and the essential trust required between a rider and his/her horse to jump and complete a course of 10 to 13 “knockable” obstacles, some of which may be double or treble combinations, without incurring any penalties.

As in all equestrian disciplines, men and women compete on equal terms in Jumping in both individual and team events. Equestrian sport is one of the very few sports where men and women compete on equal terms all the way up to Olympic level. It is also the only sport which involves two athletes: horse and rider. The relationship and mutual respect built up between the two is the key to a successful partnership.

A total of 30 athletes between man and women will be competing at Buenos Aires 2018

30 Athletes (15 women and 15 men)

Women / Men / Jumping, Individual / Jumping, International Team



Athlete/horse combinations jump a series of obstacles all designed to test the athlete's skill and the horse's jumping ability.


It is important to note that the Youth Olympic Games format for Jumping is run on borrowed horses, so each rider is assigned a horse following a draw. This format requires tremendous horsemanship as each rider will need to develop a partnership with an unknown horse to compete successfully.


12-obstacles: Penalties are given for faults such as knocking down an obstacle, refusals and exceeding the time allowed.


Objective is always the same: to jump the entire course within the time allowed without making a mistake - a clear round.


Jumping International team: Six teams will compete. One team per continent. A team consists of a maximum of five and a minimum of three athlete/horse combinations.


Any tie for team or individual medals is broken by a jump-off.

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