View Full Version : Jumps you've built for your arena....pictures?

Apr. 8, 2011, 01:33 PM
Just as a precursor, I did a search and I found some ideas, but not a lot of pictures or building instructions.

Right now we just have post and rail fences, with the exception of a few planks and some barrels under one of the jumps. We also have a combination of 8 and 12 foot jumps, so we need narrower items that can fit under both widths of jumps.

What are some things that you've built? Preferably simpler items, as my DH isn't too crazy about building jumps in the first place. ;) Do you have pictures?

Thanks in Advance!

Apr. 8, 2011, 01:57 PM
actually brush boxes are kind of easy, I just made these a few weekends ago

In the ring (next project - matching poles)

brush box (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5070/5573647915_3164d74dec_o.jpg)

In production ;)

staining and urethane (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5176/5568041247_cfcf7f2600_o.jpg)

And here is a gate and 12" flower box that I painted like a wall to give an extra look to it.

All were pretty easy to make as long as you don't mind getting comfy with wood screws/decking screws. Most of the cuts I had made at Home Depot.

Apr. 8, 2011, 04:02 PM
striped poles with flower box (http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/58380_530255772515_149402250_30766909_7184317_n.jp g)es (just took some decking boards, made a box, and drilled holes. Found the paint in the mess up counter at Lowes

my "coop" (http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/73942_532357800035_149402250_30797764_6924230_n.jp g) we had cleared out a section of woods and I saved the smaller trees. Made two "A" out of two by fours, then screwed trees to it for a natural look

My wishing wells with the stone wall (http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/40296_529361220205_149402250_30751338_590477_n.jpg ). Made the stone wall out of plywood screwed to two by fours in the corner. rolled on white paint, then freestyled the stones. These are two foot tall, 1 foot wide and are "fairly" steady, but the occassional bad storm blows them over.

brick walls, (http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l182/nicolemorgans/barn/untitled-1.jpg?t=1302292739) made the same way as the stone, rolled with white, then taped off, and rolled with red.

My gate, made of two by fours (http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/25085_524696363615_149402250_30661035_4342784_n.jp g).

Apr. 8, 2011, 09:24 PM
Here are a couple that we built for our team this past fall. The boxes are about 2 feet long, 18 inches wide, and 18 inches tall. They are a frame of 2x4's with plywood covering all sides but the bottom. We painted them white first and then used a sponge to do the bricks and freehanded the stones. We got a lot of compliments on them the first show we used them at.

(The website is owned by a member of the team, so copyright is not an issue)
Stone jump in the background

Brick jump (done up in a holiday theme given our show was right before winter break)

Apr. 8, 2011, 10:21 PM
For my little Charity shows last year I had to build some sponsors jumps. A fun way to make simple fill was to take the thick corrugated plastic sheets, and cut them into fun shaps (I had some Milk Bones, a sitting dog, and two trucks). I then put a base on the bottom by screwing two 2 by fours together with the plastic sandwidched in between. A taller cut out would need a better base.

You couldn't make big fill this way, but it was a fun and affordable way to make little fill that I can also use as pylons/markers.

I also found some really cheap lattice that I painted and put ends on to help it stand up.

Apr. 8, 2011, 10:32 PM
Nice jumps! I am hoping to make a few jumps in the upcoming months so love all the ideas!