Photos reproduced courtesy of Pam Scott

Sportjumping® is a new equestrian event which combines the traditions of showjumping, and the excitement of racing, to create a facility of having organised betting at an equestrian competition. If racing is the sport of kings then Sportjumping® is an equestrian competition that knows no barriers. By creating a timed handicap for the competitors, everyone who takes part has a fair chance of success. Teenagers can compete against pensioners, men against women, amateur against professional, all on an equal basis. Adding the opportunity to have a sensible bet creates that extra degree of excitement, and yet at the same time, the talent and determination of the rider and the bravery and intelligence of the horse can still be appreciated by everyone who loves horses.