The Mounted Games Association of Great Britain hold the most exciting and exhilarating competitions on horseback! Our Sport involves riders racing against each other demonstrating Speed, Accuracy and Horsemanship. Races are a mix of turns, intricate hand overs, equipment collections and placements, vaulting on and off the horses – and of course – all at a gallop!
The Mounted Games Association of Great Britain (MGAGB) has over 2000 members who compete regularly, both in this country and abroad, throughout the season.
Members range from 4 to 40+. There is no upper age limit for doing the games. Competitions for teams, pairs and individuals are arranged across Great Britain from March to October in four age groups. The age groups are Future Stars who are under 12 years of age, Under 14s, Juniors who are under 17 years of age and Open who are any age over 12 years. All the ages are taken as at 1st January. In the Future Stars age group riders must be 4 years old or over on the date of the competition.
There are a variety of games ranging from pure speed races to accuracy races but all games have one thing in common – you make a mistake you must correct it before you can continue. This often involves getting off the pony. One of the main skills of mounted games is the speed at which you can get back onto the pony after getting off. This is known a vaulting and the ability to vault quickly onto the pony is vital in many of the games.