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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 run 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.

First held at Horse of the Year Show in 1957, the Prince Philip Cup is a world-famous Mounted Games competition featuring fast-paced action, as six Pony Club Branches and Centres compete for the coveted trophy.

Teams go through a series of Area Competitions and Zone Finals to qualify, making it one of the most hotly-contested events in The Pony Club calendar. Competing in fronts of thousands of spectators at Horse Of the  Year Show (HOYS) is an experience not to be forgotten!



How Do I Get Involved?

Everyone is welcome, no previous experience needed, tiny tots, lead rein and both confident and nervous ponies and riders, we start slow and build up.

Training session bookings can be made via Horse Events, look on the calendar or for more information, please contact:

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Ellie Porter

Mounted Games Manager