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Horse Jump Standards

Jump standards are the side of a jump that hold up the rails.

They come in a variety of prices, and from plain to quite fancy and elaborate. Below are horse jump standards for sale from several major online sellers so you can compare styles, types, and prices. For good things to know before buying jump standards, please scroll down.

Below: A cross rail (or cross pole) schooling jump. The blue arrows are pointing to the jump standards. This style of standard is called a "wing" standard.

Jump standards with a cross rail schooling jump

Below: The same jump standard shown above. It is being lifted off the base in order to easily dismantle the jump.

A wing jump standard being lifted off the base

From eBay, Etsy, and Horse .com

See more jump standards on Etsy

See more jump standards on eBay

Buying Jump Standards: Good Things To Know

Below are good things to know before buying jump standards on the Web or anywhere else.

Below: A close up photo of a jump standard showing 1) a jump cup and 2) metal keyhole tracks. Not all standards use keyhole tracks to hold jump cups.

Close-up photo of jump standards showing keyhole tracks

Below: A jump standard made to look like red brick with an archway.

A faux red brick horse jump standard

Common Types Of Horse Jumps

There are a wide variety of types of horse jumps. Below are three of the most common types.


A vertical is a jump made of rails arranged one directly on top of the other. A vertical does not have any spread, or width, to the jump.

Below: A vertical horse jump with wing standards.

Wing jump standards with a vertical horse jump



An oxer is one jump with two horizontal rails. An oxer adds spread, or width, to a jump. Oxers come in numerous variations:

Below: An oxer horse jump.

A brown horse clearing an oxer jump


Below: A gray horse jumps an ascending oxer being supported by green, slant wing jump standards.

An ascending oxer with slanted wing jump standards

Public domain image.



A liverpool is a type of jump with a small pool of water underneath a vertical or an oxer. Liverpools may or may not actually have water; a tarp or tray may be used to simulate water.

Below: A liverpool horse jump.

A liverpool horse jump

Save The Standards For Later

If you find jump standards for sale on Etsy that you like but you're not ready to purchase right away, you can always add them to your shopping cart so they will be easy to find later.

Important: Putting items in your Etsy shopping cart or "Save for later" list does NOT reserve them! It just makes them easier to find if they're still available when you come back.

Below: Screenshot image showing the "Save for later" and "Remove" links when an item is in the Etsy shopping cart.

Cowboy Etsy shopping cart


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