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29 October 2022

Horse-ball is a team equestrian sport in which two teams of four players compete against each other to try and score goals by passing a ball with leather handles. This is the basic principle of horse-ball, which was developed in France in the 1970s and 1980s. 

For the second year running, a demonstration is being organised at the Equita Lyon show, involving six teams, i.e. around thirty players on ponies. They will take it in turns to play matches in the Equita Sport arena on Sunday afternoon. 

"It's a great advertisement for our sport and it also gives the children an opportunity to play in an exceptional setting. Naturally, the aim is to promote our sport, which is played by almost two hundred players in the region," explains Guillaume Vergnaud, president of the horse-ball commission on the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Riding Committee. The public will be able to attend three matches: in the Poussin (on Shetland ponies), Benjamin and Cadet categories. "The event will place the young generation in the spotlight. Some of the players even participated in the Horse-ball World Cup last summer," he says.


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