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What is Horseball?

Horseball is a game played on horseback where a ball is handled and points are scored by shooting it through a high net.

Horseball is a game played on horseback where a ball is handled and points are scored by shooting it through a high net (approximately 1.5m x 1.5m) The sport is like a combination of polo, rugby and basketball. It is one of the ten disciplines officially recognised by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports.

A team is made up of six horses and six players. Only 4 players from each team are allowed on the pitch at any one time. A team can play with only three players but no less than that number. Substitutes must remain within the security zone until a substitution is made or in the zone designated by the official appointed for the indoor pitch.

The ball is a light-coloured junior (size 4) football surrounded by a harness to which six leather handles are attached.


  • riding hats with chin straps done up at all times
  • correct riding footwear: one-piece long boots.
  • the same uniform for players of their team.
  • whips may not be carried during the game but is allowed in the separate warm up arena
  • players are recommended to wear back and knee pads (soft only materials) protectors
  • players may not wear jewellery or watches. Rings may be worn provided that either gloves are worn or the rings are taped over in order to make them safe.


Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

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