Jump around: para show jumper Claire Pope on para jumping (and why more people should do it)
|Claire Pope riding Kinclare Lady (known as Grace, a grey mare) over a blue, green and white fence at Bramham with a large audience watching. Claire has no right arm so is riding using a bar rein. Photo credit: First Class Images|
Para jumping (PSJ) is graded, but not in quite the same way as para dressage is. How does this work?
Does para jumping link to RDA show jumping at all? Is RDA SJ a good way into para jumping?
|Claire jumping her own horse Lu (Lucinda), a black mare, over a light blue and black fence at the BS National Championships in 2021. Photo credit: First Class Images|
What’s your favourite thing about para jumping?
What’s one thing you would do to improve the discipline?
What do you consider your biggest/proudest achievement in para jumping?
How would you recommend a disabled person, whether already a rider or not, should get into para jumping?
What are your hopes for the future of para jumping, and your own ambitions within that?
|Claire with Reiver (a very tall bay!) and Grace having some down time at Bramham Horse Trials!|