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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.

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