Mounted Games Australian Championships

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This year EQUITANA Melbourne will play host to the Mounted Games Australian Championships.

Run in conjunction with the Australian Mounted Games Association, this fast paced, exciting competition will see teams of riders compete in games such as the Flag Flyers and Sword Lancers. Teams of five riders will go head to head in four exhilarating heats to decide the placegetters for the Australian Championships FINAL on Sunday morning, with the winning team being crowned ‘Australian Champions’.

Mounted Games Australian Championships

Rowville Competition Arena

Heat 1
Thursday 5.45pm – 6.45pm

Heat 2
Friday 9.30am – 10.30am

Heat 3
Saturday 1.30pm – 2.15pm

Heat 4
Saturday 6.00pm – 6.45pm

FINAL
Sunday 9.30am – 11.00am

Contact & Follow
Australian Mounted Games Asssociation

Maureen Purdie
0427383343

Mounted Games is exciting equestrian sport in which fast games are played by people of all ages on ponies. They require a high degree of athletic ability, good riding skills, hand-to-eye coordination, determination, perseverance and a competitive spirit which nevertheless requires an ability to work together with other riders and to be willing to help one another. Mounted Games were the inspiration of H.R.H. Prince Philip. When Col. Sir Mike Ansell was Director of the Horse of the Year Show, Prince Philip asked if he could devise a competition for children who could not afford an expensive, well-bred pony, and in 1957 the Horse of the Year Show, then at Harringay Arena, staged the first Mounted Games Championship for the Prince Philip Cup – it was an immediate box office success.

The sport of Mounted Games as we know it today was founded by Norman Patrick in 1984 when he established the Mounted Games Association of Great Britain. He wished to allow the sport, previously age-restricted by Pony Club, to be played by riders of all ages. In the years that followed the sport of Mounted Games spread across Great Britain and beyond. In 2003 the sport became recognised internationally with the formation of the International Mounted Games Association and now has members in twenty two countries on five continents.