In equestrian competition, spectators expect to see the horse fly over elaborate and colorful jumps. This show reflects an impressive feat that highlights the rider’s and horse’s talent. If you’re hosting an event, you’ll want to spend some time considering the design, structure and layout of these pieces. People notice them, and they are a reflection of the business. Here are a few things to consider as you select which jumps work best for you.
Invest in a product that you can trust. This is important for your horse and the rider. You want to have faith that people and animals can stay safe while enjoying your course. This means looking at the material. Consider a sturdy wood that holds up well and will not give the horse splinters.
If you have young children or ponies, invest in some smaller horse show jumps. They need practice, and this is a useful tool to help them ease into equestrian skills. Look at stability. You’ll want something that is strong and can stand up without additional support.
Jumps are a reflection of the ranch. Do you want to show a professional and serious tone? Pick something simple, add a logo, and use the farm colors. Do you present your business as something fun and energizing? If so, then select some more artistic designs.
Companies often offer various set ups. If you want everything done for you in one big package, just ask. It keeps it simple. Pay for the delivery and assembly so you don’t need to do it. For some, that isn’t possible. You may need to save some money and assemble the jumps yourself. Other options include purchasing a basic set up with the option to upgrade it down the road, leasing products to see if you like them, and looking at products that had flaws but are still available for sale.
This is a chance to make your mark. Choose something that you love and that also meets your budget and needs.