Show jumping is one of the oldest equestrian disciplines, in fact there is evidence of it as early as 1350 BC. in a first manual of Hurrian Kikkuli. But it’s only is in 1700 that show jumping becomes an equestrian discipline: originally the purpose of this discipline it was to train horses and riders for hunting and warfare, who constantly have to jump the natural fences placed along their route. Show jumping took a technical turn with the Italian Federico Caprilli in the early 1900s, with the invention of natural riding, which is a way to jump fences in a greater respect of the horse, of his body and his jumping movement. In fact, at the beginning of 1900 the first show jumping competition was held in Paris; and then became an Olympic discipline in the Stockholm games.
Today, show jumping is widespread all over the world and there are circuits of the highest level such as the World Cup, the Longines Global Champions Tour, the Rolex Grand Slam and of course European and World championships at intervals of respectively two and four years. In the special computer list drawn up regularly by the International Equestrian Federation, Veredus counts no less than six ambassadors among the top ten riders.
Veredus offers a wide range of boots, tendon boots, fetlock boots and, able to guarantee the horse the highest level of protection during show jumping competitions and training. Being protected is essential for the horse’s safety and well-being. The horse's legs are extremely delicate and, so in order to avoid and prevent painful traumas and to absorb impacts it is necessary to use suitable protections. The protections are different according to both the area to be protected and to the type of activity practiced.
Veredus is the favorite protection brand of great international champions. Just to mention the most famous ones, Marcus Ehning, who also signed the Carbon Gel Vento® boot with our company, is a three-time winner of the World Cup. In show jumping, the Veredus ambassador of the past and present have won 15 Olympic medals: among these stand out the individual gold medals of Rodrigo Pessoa (with Baloubet du Rouet, Athens 2004) and Steve Guerdat (with Nino des Buissonets, London 2012); individual silver medal by Peder Fredricson (with All In, Rio de Janeiro 2016) and the bronze one by Beezie Madden (Authentic, Beijing 2008). But successes also came as a team: Marcus Ehning, Philippe Rozier, Ben Maher and Scott Brash can also proudly refer to the Olympic Gold medals they won with their respective national teams. Veredus riders also obtained many successes in International Championships: Martin Fuchs is a reigning European champion, the Veredus riders are regularly at the top of the international rankings. Currently no less than seven riders in the top ten of the world computer list protect their horses with Veredus. For over a year, the world number one among them has been Steve Guerdat from Switzerland.