First Woman to Win!

One of the top show jumping events in the world, the Longines King George V Gold Cup, is held every year at Hickstead in England. The first time the event was held was 108 years ago. No woman has ever won—until this year. American Beezie Madden, riding Cortes ‘C’, made history just over a week ago by…

Children’s Jumper Championship

One of the exciting events at the Washington International Horse Show is the Children’s Jumping Championship, offering $10,000 in prize money. The picture above shows the course for this year’s Children’s Championship. As you will see, there is plenty of math in show jumping. Learning to read the course design and understand the written information is…

Counting Strides in Jumping

Math is involved at a fast pace when jumping a horse. An average a horse’s stride is 12 feet long, and a rider must figure out during the approach to a jump how to influence the horse’s stride to make the distance to the jump perfect. Do you need to lengthen or shorten your horse’s…