Want to have-a-go?
Please phone to make a booking if you would like a go.
(Own horse or pony required and riders need to be confident at Walk trot and canter.) Sessions £20 per rider.
If you have any interested friends we can book a session for you - whether you just want to play occasionally for fun or like the idea of more regular training and competition - either is fine!
Please be tacked up ready to ride at the start time having completed registration details.In your session after warming up the horses and having checked your tack we will introduce the horses to the ball and show you some throwing techniques. By the end of the session you will be passing the ball in walk and trot, had a go at shooting and had a go at picking the ball up from the ground. After a few sessions you will have learned enough to play a short game!
For further details and to check availability please call the yard 01767 627414.
Those already training and playing matches have been emailed re future training sessions.
To book your place then complete the registration form and return with entry fee.
Reminders re equipment:
Please note in the interest of safety horses and riders the following equipment will be required:
· Boots or bandages and over reach boots on all 4 legs for horses protection
· A standing martingale (a running martingale may be adapted)
· No Safety stirrups or bent iron stirrups
· Non-elasticated girth required
· English style saddle
· Most Bits are acceptable other than those with cheeks eg as in a Fulmer snaffle. They could get caught on the harness of the ball or another horses tack! Those riding with a gag with rings need to have the reins on the bottom ring or ride using a rounding so the spare ring does not get caught as above. If you are not sure please ask.
· No Jewellery this includes watches, rings and ear rings
HORSEBALL HARNESS -
suitable for training and matches.
£25 collection from the yard.
All you need is a Junior Size 4 football
Highlights from the last few years:
We attended Belton House International Horse Trials to do a demonstration.
We featured in BBC South riding Demo at Quob Stables in Southampton with tv presenter Alexis Green. This can be viewed on facebook on BBC South and on You Tube :
OR : alexis green 2015 horseball (James is the Referee! Rachel is the rider picking up the ball at the end - you can she her horse's legs and her hand)
Our last feature was on BBC Breakfast with Mike Bushell having a go at horseball. James is Referee again. can you spot the Twin Trees Logo!! This can be viewed on You Tube:
If the link doesn't work go to You Tube and type in Horseball
These will give you a good insight into horseball.