Laureen Evans, who owns Manston Riding Centre in Kent, tests the maintenance-free show jumps Polyjump system from Whitakers Equestrian Services.

“I have used this jump system to school my own show jumpers and for jumping lessons at my riding school. They’re easy to move around, yet solid and eye catching. I’m particularly impressed they remain upright even in strong winds. The Combi Blocks and Integral wings have built-in cups, which is a really good idea. The wings have kept their colour and the poles and planks have stood up really well to the usual knocks. Because they are maintenance-free, I don’t have to worry about repainting or storing them away after use and they’re fine left out in the school whatever the weather.”

  • Ease of use: 5/5

  • Design: 5/5

  • Value for money: 4/5

  • Total: 14/15

    For further information on the Polyjumps, which are priced from £21 for poles and £55 for wings, tel:(01844) 202 151 or visit www.polyjumps.com

    In the May issue of HORSE magazine, (April 12, 2001) readers also test competition jackets, jodhpur boots and V-Bandz hi-visibility safety gear.