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Showjumping has technically evolved, do you think former champions would still be competitive nowadays?

Showjumping has technically evolved, do you think former champions would still be competitive nowadays?
Hi Eliott :)

I guess their performances wouldn't be the same but neither would their trainings! Riders have changed, so do breeding, trainers, training, care,...

I think we can't know how competitive they would be because it's not just the shows that have evolved but everything that goes with it !
Hello !

Interesting question here... Indeed showjumping is really different compared to what it was like before. The course designers don't ask the same skills nowadays. Maybe it's more technical, with more sharp turn, lighter fences,...

Maybe the most clever ones would still succeed but not all of our champions of the past !