Horse & Style Magazine Fall/Winter 2020

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hat sets this jump standard company apart from others? JB Horse Standards offers completely custom-built jumps. Would you like giant high heels in ruby red, or life size gorillas, or perhaps giant watermelons as jump standards? There’s no concept too extreme, and there’s no request that cannot be met, and that’s the beauty and lure of this company that Jonathan has created.

With regard to poles, they offer both round and octagonal designs. The round poles are made from North American pine, which is basically identical to what you would find in any major Grand Prix ring. The octagonal poles are made from Douglas fir and are about 20% heavier than the pine, so the horses “feel” these poles a bit differently than the round ones. This all boils down to preference and training techniques.

JB Horse Standards offers both wooden and aluminum packages. While aluminum is a far superior material to build with, Jonathan and his team use both wood and aluminum depending on the client’s needs. Aluminum is lighter, stronger and requires minimal maintenance, and won’t be negatively affected by any drastic weather changes. Also, pinless jump cup tracks are included, making everyone’s lives easier!

How can a set of standards or an entire course be shipped to you, you may be wondering? JB Horse Standards offers a variety of shipping options depending on their client’s needs. Jonathan mentioned that oftentimes he will hire private carriers, or use his own staff for shipping and delivering. One point that cannot be overlooked is how crucial customer satisfaction is to this particular


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company. As just one example, if you order anything from JB Horse Standards, Jonathan assures his customers 100% satisfaction. If the products are damaged during shipping, he will personally travel to your farm, and fix or replace any products that were accidentally damaged during the shipping process. If you have been left with thoughts of customized jump standards, or team logos, or company names carefully handcrafted into your jumps, then take a moment to check out JB Horse Standards ( online for further information, photo galleries and more! JB Horse Standards can also be found on all the major social media platforms, where you can find more current news or information. At JB Horse Standards, the possibilities are truly endless.

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