Anne Kursinski’s Riding & Jumping Clinic: New Edition

A Step-by-Step Course for Winning in the Hunter and Jumper Rings

Anne Kursinski



Olympian Anne Kursinski’s acclaimed book on riding horses over fences delivers on-target counsel and the kind of sophisticated, quality instruction you can only get in top barns around the world. Let this medal-winning international competitor show you “how it’s done” with step-by-step descriptions of 20 exercises to improve your position, your “feel,” and your overall understanding of how to confidently and successfully master a jump course. Throughout, explanations are clarified with hundreds of illuminating photographs, completely reshot in full color for this new edition. Inside, you’ll find a top-notch education in basic flatwork and jumping, including bending, adjusting stride length, moving laterally, riding straight lines and curves, jumping without stirrups, and flying changes. You’ll also learn advanced flatwork and jumping, with lessons in flexion and collection, counter-canter, half-pass, ways to perfect distances and count strides, and tips for riding different kinds of combinations, bigger jumps, and natural fences. In addition, this revised edition includes a new chapter on riding derby-style courses.

Additional Information

Author: Anne Kursinski

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 416

Illustrations: 350 color photos

ISBN: 9781570769849

By Anne Kursinski

Anne Kursinski is one of the all-time leading riders in U.S. show jumping history. She is a five-time Olympian with two team silver medals from the 1988 Olympics in Seoul and the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Kursinski has ridden on 47 U.S. Nations' Cups teams, has competed in 10 World Cup Finals, and has been a member of 3 U.S. World Equestrian Games Teams. In 1988 and 1992 Kursinski was named AHSA Horsewoman of the Year and in 1995 Equestrian of the Year. In 1991, she won the Leading Lady Rider award at the FEI World Cup Finals in Gothenburg and the U.S. Olympic Committee named her Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year. In 2011 she was voted America's Favorite Show Jumping Equestrian, and in 2017 she was inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. Kursinski trains and teaches out of her premiere equestrian facility, Market Street, in New Jersey (

The Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar Says:

"Who wouldn't love a private lesson with legendary jumper Anne Kursinski? For most of us, this comprehensive and detailed book is the closest we can get to the real thing."