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  •  The highest officially recognized horse jump is 2.47m. The jump was made by Captain Alberto Larraguibel Morales (Chile) on Huaso on 5 February 1949 at Santiago, Chile. Richard Donnelly (USA) claimed to have cleared 2.515m on a horse named Heatherbloom in Richmond, Virginia, USA, in 1902, but this is an unofficial record.
  •  The world record height jumped by a horse in a puissance event (a Showjumping competition in which horses jump a limited number of walls and high obstacles) was set on 9 June 1991. German rider Franke Sloothaak on Obtibeurs Leonardo cleared 2.4m during an event in Chaudfontaine, Switzerland.
  •  The longest horse jump over water in 8.4m. The jump was made by Andre Ferreira (South Africa) in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 25 April 1975 on a horse named Something.

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