Tuesday June 6, 2023
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Mounted Games
Please find an attachment for our first ever weekend mounted games weekend. 26th/27th March 2022
I would be grateful if this can be sent out to all your clubs.
At Bisley and Sandown Chase we are really trying to promote games in our area 13 and 11 as we had so few clubs last year. Covid has not helped the decline of interest and we would like to stress that this weekend can be for novices in juniors and seniors and those new to games. We will be hoping, if entries are good enough, to divide the clubs into abilities (A, B, C heats and finals) to make it competitive and fun.


We are grateful to Area 18 for accommodating us to run our Area at their Mounted Games competition.

Date: 17th April, at Cothi Bridge Showground, Ammanford.  Weather permitting there will be a friendly the day before.
Thanks very much, Isobel



The Mounted Games dates have been confirmed and released onto the website.


Kindest regards,


Emma Holliwell
Governance Officer

t: 02476 698319   e: emma.holliwell@pcuk.org

What is Mounted Games?

Mounted Games is a team sport that combines a love of ponies and friends with various races. Teams of four or five riders and ponies take part in a series of exciting and exhilarating races that involve a mix of turns, handovers, skill, vaulting and galloping against other teams.

Often ran on grass or all-weather surfaces, Mounted Games is an adaptation of Gymkhana and is great fun for you, your pony and your team. You can develop skills such as improving accuracy, agility, concentration, speed, hand to eye coordination, team work and sportsmanship whilst having lots of fun playing some imaginative games.

How Do I Get Involved?

There is no need to purchase expensive equipment. When you are riding at home, you can use everyday objects to practice different techniques that you need for the races. For example, you can set up five buckets and practice bending in and out of them.

You can have lessons with a trainer who can teach you and your pony how to perfect your skills.
Lessons that you have at rallies and friendlies can also give you the opportunity to improve your riding and pony’s games training.


How Do I Progress Further?

There are many opportunities for you to take part in Mounted Games. You can join a team with your Branch or Centre and compete at local friendly competitions. For the more competitive Members there are qualifying competitions which start around April time, these are called Area Competitions.

For the more advanced teams, there is also the opportunity to take part in Windsor or qualify for the Prince Phillip Cup held at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS). The fun never stops!

Mounted Games Rulebook
PDF – 486 kB
Sport Rule Changes For 2021
PDF – 221 kB