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Mounted games

Mounted games is an equestrian discipline in its own right, similar to dressage, show jumping and eventing.

  • Last reviewed: 15th August 2022
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The sport has origins tracing back to the military and has grown in popularity through Pony Club Mounted Games and local gymkhanas.

This award will introduce you to the skills required to ride a selection of games successfully. Improving your balance, co-ordination and partnership with your horse along the way.

You will:

  • Discover the benefits of mounted games for both you and your horse
  • Learn how to control your horse with your reins in one hand
  • Improve your balance and coordination
  • Learn how to use your weight and voice aids to influence your horse
  • Ride fun games both individually or with friends

How to get involved

Challenge awards are open to anyone who would like to improve their horse knowledge or skills; you do not have to be a BHS member to take part.

If you have your own horse

Courses are delivered by an Accredited Professional Coach. Your coach can come to your livery yard or British Riding Club grounds. 

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If you do not own your own horse

Or you’re not sure if they would be suitable, don’t worry. There are BHS Approved Riding Centres throughout the UK that deliver challenge awards with their facilities and horses.  

You can achieve the challenge awards at your local Approved Centre where they will match you to a horse to ensure your lessons are suitable to your experience. 

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Get in touch

If you want to learn more about the Challenge Awards or if you have any questions, please complete our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.