Show Jumping in Numbers

Show Jumping in Numbers

 

Show Jumping is gaining ground in popularity in recent years. A showjumping 3-4-year-old horse in Switzerland costs around USD 20’000 which, in France or Germany would cost approximately USD12’000 to 15’000, and around USD10’000 to 12’000 in Belgium, Hungary or Ireland.

 

Elite sports horses competing at international world championships range

from USD150’000 to over USD1’500’000 and with some few exceptions over USD10’000’000.

 

Prize money in international competitions ranges from USD25’000 to 1’000’000 recently won by Scott Brash in the Rolex Grand Slam. Jumping events CSI (International Showjumping Completion) are classified according to the prize money awarded in a star system as follows:

1* = prize money max. CHF 49’999
2* = prize money: CHF 50’000 to 149’999
3* = prize money: CHF 150’000 to 249’999
4* = prize money: CHF 250’000 to 499’999
5* = prize money: from CHF 500’000

 

Showjumping horse prices (in Euro), based on the Haras National Francais data charts:

 

< 4 years jumping < 100 cm = < 20’000

4-6 years jumping 110 cm to < 130 cm = 20’000 to < 60’000

7-9 years jumping 130 cm to 145 cm = 60’000 to 150’000

> 9 jumping > 145 cm = > 150’000

 

The current buying trend is favoring 6 to 7-year-old horses trained for show jumping, which raises the need for trainers of young horses 3.5 years to 7 years.

 

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