On 29 Nov. 2014 Riding Sports Center in Ramat Gan held show jumping competition. I’m not that familiar with this Olympics sports (an early form of show jumping first was incorporated into the Olympic Games in 1900) and I didn’t know that it’s developed in Israel. But, after Americana show, my daughter asks to go and see horses. Thus, when I saw the opportunity, I’ve jumped on it.
Map of the area:
As every event, there were pros and cons. The pros were free entrance. The cons were organization. First of all, not enough data in advance about the show. Secondly, there was no near parking (the closest parking was closed for competitors). The walk from the parking took us about 20 minutes. And toddlers just love walking 😉 And thirdly, I don’t think there were enough sitting spaces.
The stages of jumping over an obstacle:
Merging into one shot:
The origins of these competitions are quite interesting. The need for horse jumping started after Inclosure Acts, which came into force in England in the 18th century. The Inclosure Acts brought fencing and boundaries to many parts of the country. This meant that those wishing to follow fox hounds now needed horses that were capable of jumping these obstacles.
And the prize goes to:
Well, I don’t know. My daughter wasn’t patient enough, so we left in the middle.
That’s all for today and I’ll see you in future travels!