Big O Tires $40,000 Grand Prix
Pronounced "gron pree", the term translates from the French as "big prize". The
wine-and-roses event of the National Western, the total prize money is more than
$40,000, which draws the top horses and riders from across North America.
Grand Prix jumping requires absolute cooperation and teamwork between horse and
rider. It takes a special animal and a special person to compete at this level
of competition. You will not see any better show jumping competition than the
Each competitor jumps one round over a course of 10 to 14 jumps from 4-feet
6-inches in height and higher. The top horses accumulating the least number of
faults are required to jump a second round over a course of 8 to 12 jumps.
Spreads in all jumps range from five to six feet.
Final scores are determined by adding the total faults incurred in both rounds
and adding any penalties for exceeding the time allowed in either or both
rounds. In the event of a tie for first place, a jump-off will occur, with time
deciding the winner should there be another tie.
(Exhibitors may visit the
Exhibitor Premium Book
page for entry information)