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September 6, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Equestrian Advice

Cross Country Step at Smallwood Equestrian Centre

Cross Country Step at Smallwood Equestrian Centre.

Because Cross Country Jumping safety is extremely important see our FREE Checklist download below.

This discipline can be dangerous and fun at the same time!



First of all, Cross Country Jumping involves being timed around a course of jumps outside on the fields either at a show or for combined training. As a result of the discipline being potentially dangerous, if you are a beginner I would insist on starting with an instructor and attempting a farm/ fun ride or attending a cross country training area. Hence, this will then give you the cross country jumping experience without being timed and you are able to attempt the jumps you want including how many times you want to! Ensure a body protector is worn at all times and your horse is equipped with suitable boots and maintained tack. I have had an experience once were my stirrup leather snapped while jumping through a circle, then meant as I folded for the jump my foot had nothing to lean on….. my horse lifted vaulting me into the air. I grabbed her breast plate and managed to clear the jump, I then lowered myself to the ground while cantering into the sunset!! This was all due to the leather on my stirrup not being oiled enough…. my lesson has been learnt!!!


FREE Cross Country Checklist

In addition to explaining the safety aspect, see below the types of jumps involved:

Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre Cross Country Steps

Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre (2015)

  • Ditches
  • Tyre fence
  • Solid wooden fences
  • Corner fences
  • Parallel fences
  • Tree trunks
  • Steps
  • Water jumps
  • Brush fences
  • Angled fence
  • Bounce
  • Roll fence
  • Gate
  • Table
  • Trakehner
  • Wall
  • Arrow Head
  • Coffin
  • Style


Cross Country Down Step at Church Farm

Cross Country Down Step at Church Farm

Church Farm Fun Ride (2009)


Because there is so much to already to worry about when going Cross Country I have decided to create a FREE Cross Country Checklist for you to download while prepping your horse for your outing. Simply click the below link and print it off…

Either tick off the items on the checklist or use the download as a list to follow.



FREE Cross Country Checklist –

Click here for your free download.

Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre Log

Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre Log


In addition to the cross country checklist, browse the rest of our blogs and find more helpful checklists. For instance there is a Show Jumping checklist ALREADY available! Most of all our checklists will consequently take away the stress of remembering everything!