About Show Hunter


Show Hunter is a jumping discipline affiliated to Jumping New Zealand. It is the technical art of jumping, where, in addition to leaving the rails up, the horse must demonstrate a superior natural jumping style along with a level of training that makes him a balanced ride. Jumping a Show Hunter course demands the skill and discipline to ride a predetermined number of strides between related fences and maintain an even rhythm throughout the round. It develops the relationship between horse and rider and is a breeding ground for our potential stars of the future.

Show Hunter has increased in popularity over the years and appeals to a wide ranging audience, from the very young competitors to those in their 60’s and 70’s. It has twenty regional areas throughout New Zealand from Southland to the far North of the North Island, all running multiple competitive events, making this a truly grassroots level sport that delivers that all important National exposure.