Jump Racing – A Beginner’s guide

Get to grips with Jump Racing and brush up on your knowledge with our explainer video.

Jump racing includes obstacles that the horse and jockey jump throughout the race. The smaller obstacles are known as hurdles and the bigger obstacles are known as fences.

The Jumps is a more of a test of stamina and jumping ability so the horses tend to be older, bigger and more developed than their counterparts on the Flat.

Jump racing’s traditional name which refers to its origins is National Hunt racing. It happens all year round with the biggest races and biggest racing festivals happening between October and April.

The biggest events are the Cheltenham Festival in March and the Grand National in April.