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  • Pinless Jump Cups

    Does anyone know where to get the jump cups that don't need pins?? I was told they kind of look like a figure 8 and grip the post instead of putting a pin through it-- I just bought a bunch of stuff to make some jumps, and thought these might work really well. Your experience with them??? TIA!!!!
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  • #2
    The barn I grew up riding at had half regular pin jump cups and half the pinless ones like that (they look like a square figure 8). I hated the pinless ones. They never stayed very well and would often fall down on one or both sides if a horse ticked the fence....or sometimes for no reason at all. Some of the standards had notched outside edges and the cups worked great on those. But that's a lot more work than just drilling holes, and when I built all of my standards there wasn't a second thought about what we would do. We drilled holes and ordered the one-piece jump cups (the paperchase jump cups) and I wouldn't change them out for anything.
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    • #3
      I made the switch to keyhole cups & tracks about 7 or 8 years ago, and love them, too. The figure eight cups are a real blast from the past! We had them at our farm about 25 years ago. Not sure where you could find them today. The keyhole tracks easily screw on with 8 screws in about 60 seconds. The plastic keyhole cups easily adjust on 2" increments. I never worry anymore about leaving extra cups left on the standards. Before, I was always worried about someone falling off face first into one of them. I never worried about the plastic cups, and they last forever. Just another option. Good luck with your jump building! If you need some tools, take a look on craigslist.org. They have great deals on used tools.


      • #4
        pinless jump cups

        I have about 30 or more ....... and this type are used on single standards....made of iron...They can be deliverd at HITS ..U would not want to ship them thats for sure...


        • #5
          Hi there,

          I have pin-less jump cups and the tracks to go along with them, sale on right now $7/track and $7/cup,


          Let me know if interested, contact information is on website

          Robyn Huisman


          • #6
            I know someone that went to a local welding shop and had some made out of 3/4" rebar. Again that are along the lines of a figure 8 but instead of rounded are in essence 2 squares. One square end slides over the standard and rests on an angle and the pole rests in the other square (hard to describe without a picture). She saved a ton of money having them made and painted them in a tremclad rust paint and they have lasted years.


            • #7
              We use the paperchase pinless cups. They don't have the problems associated with the figure eight cups and are easy to use. http://www.paperchasefarms.com/Jumps.html

              The only thing I've found about them is they set jumps either a little high or a little low. For example, if I use the 3'3" hole on my standard, the top of the rail is really at about 3'1", not full height. The other option is to use the 3'6" hole on the standard, but then the top of the rail is 3'4 ish. I don't like to freak people out with "hard" jumps at my shows, so we tend to set "soft" and go under the height.
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              • #8
                We like our pinless jump cups

                We purchased ours from Old Dominion Horse Jumps. You can change them with one hand and hold your horse with the other hand.


                • #9
                  I LOVE these. This is the only place I know of to get them.

                  Rest in peace Claudius, we will miss you.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ToTheNines View Post
                    I LOVE these. This is the only place I know of to get them.

                    These are the exact same ones we have from Old Dominion. I'm not sure about shipping costs, but they are $2.00 less from Old Dominion - sold by the pair


                    • #11

                      Originally posted by Salar View Post
                      I know someone that went to a local welding shop and had some made out of 3/4" rebar. Again that are along the lines of a figure 8 but instead of rounded are in essence 2 squares. One square end slides over the standard and rests on an angle and the pole rests in the other square (hard to describe without a picture). She saved a ton of money having them made and painted them in a tremclad rust paint and they have lasted years.
                      These are OLD! testimony on how well they hold up. 35-40 yrs of hard use and yr round weather.


                      this shows the angle
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