Grid Pro Quo

52 Powerful Jumping Exercises from the World’s Top Riders

Margaret Rizzo McKelvy



 Favorite lessons from the pros to improve your horse's adjustability, connection, and performance over fences.

This modern-day quick reference to more than 50 grids and jumping exercises brings the best of top international training and instruction into your home ring. Build your skillset and your horse's confidence and conditioning with a fantastic selection of lessons you can use to:

  • Diversify your training routine.
  • Sharpen your horse prior to competition.
  • Address specific problem areas.

    Within these pages you'll have regular access to the tips and tricks that have brought some of the most accomplished riders and trainers professional success. Amateur eventer Margaret Rizzo McKelvy has compiled an unparalleled collection of exercises for any jumping discipline—eventing, show jumping, hunters, and equitation—by tapping the expertise of a remarkable group of top equestrians never before found together in one instructional book, including Olympians Anne Kursinski, Phillip Dutton, Kim Severson, Ingrid Klimke, and Boyd Martin. Plus, you'll find:

  • Easy-to-follow diagrams and clear explanations make it a snap to recreate the lessons at home.
  • Workouts are easy to modify for smaller or larger arenas.
  • Recommendations help you adjust exercises as needed relative to the experience level of riders and horses.

    This one-of-a-kind resource is not only a fabulous addition to any rider's training toolbox, it is invaluable to coaches and instructors looking for ideas and inspiration to help keep their students engaged and growing as riders and educated horsepeople.

    Additional Information

    Author: Margaret Rizzo McKelvy

    Format: Paperback

    Page Count: 216

    Illustrations: 78 color diagrams

    ISBN: 9781646010691

    By Margaret Rizzo McKelvy

    Margaret Rizzo McKelvy boasts an extensive career in competitive equestrian sports with a focus on eventing. She has been lucky to ride with a number of accomplished instructors and believes that this has helped develop her into a well-rounded horsewoman. When McKelvy is not on horseback, she manages her own public relations, event planning, and business development service with a team of professional consultants. She and her husband reside in the Washington, DC, area.

    HeelsDowns Media Says:

    “These exercises are 100% user and ‘ammy’ friendly. A
    tremendous resource to have in any tack room.”