Global Equine Sires Cup

| December 6, 2013

A Free-Jumping Competition for Three, Four-Year-Olds and 5-8 Year-Olds

Starting 2017, Global Equine Sires is sponsoring the Global Equine Sires Cup. The GES Cup is a free-jumping competition for horses two through four years of age and starting in 2018 an Under Saddle Class for horses 5-8 was added as well.

Horses are evaluated on scope, carefulness, quickness, technique and willingness. The class is open to both jumper and hunter horses, however all horses will be judged the same. Entrants may sign up for the Global Equine Sires Cup only or in combination with their studbook inspection and IBOP. Horses that are signed up for both will be judged simultaneously for both classes.

Prizes will be awarded at the subsequent Annual Meeting or will be mailed at that time. Prizes include:

  • Blankets to the owners of the 1st and 2nd place horse per age group (3yo, 4yo, and 5-8yo) over the entire Keuring tour.
  • Prize Money to the owners of the top four horses in free jumping as well as the top four horses under saddle over the entire Keuring tour regardless of age: 1st place: $600, 2nd place: $300, 3rd place $200 and 4th place $150.


  • Mares, geldings and stallions from all KWPN-NA books are eligible, no conformation requirements.

Jump Chute

Global Equine Sires Cup Jump Heights and spreads

3 Year Olds

4 Year Olds

5-8 Year Olds

3’9 height, max 3’9″ spread (1.20m) 0.8 – 1.15m

4′ to 4’3 height , max 4′ to 4’3″ spread (1.20 – 1.30m) 0.9 – 1.25m

See IBOP Requirements


Horses will jump an age-appropriate chute of up to three jumps. The GES Cup will use the same jump chute used for studbook inspection. Maximum heights are listed below and compare to the KWPN height requirements. Heights listed are a guideline, but are designed to be consistent with both the Young Horse Championship rules and those of the KWPN. Heights and spreads will be carefully adapted to each horse according to their ability and willingness.

This class is designed for horses that have had experience and/or schooling in a jump chute. The following rules apply:

  • Horses will be excused after three consecutive refusals.
  • The first pass through the chute will have a complete set of jumps at a low level and be raised accordingly.
  • The last pass through the chute will be set at the heights and width appropriate to each age group.

Fences: The chute will consist of three fences: a crossrail, a vertical and an ascending oxer. Standard KWPN spacing of fences meets the criteria for the GES Cup and will be used. Distances might be adjusted if necessary.

There will be a minimum of two judges. Horses will be scored as follows:

  • Scope 30 points
  • Carefulness 20 points
  • Quickness 20 points
  • Technique 20 points
  • Willingness 10 points

Young Horse Classes

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