Hunter/Jumper

16 Things Every Jump Crewman Knows to Be True

Crew in the 1st Round of the CSI-W at the 2015 Summer Classic Show Jumping on 12-12-2015 at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre. (flickr.com/Franz Venhaus).

If you’re ever hired or volunteer (God bless you) for horse show jump crew duty, there are certain things you should know in advance. Your days will start early. Very early. You’ll be doing a LOT of heavy lifting. And you’ll watch so many novice hunter rounds go that you’ll begin to question whether you have the will to survive this ordeal…annnd then you’ll sit through another 40 trips.

This is a day in the life of a jump crewman, one of the horse show’s most essential employees. Think you’ve got what it takes?

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