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“We love having a sport that we can all play.”

“Everyone cheers for other teams, and the more experienced riders are always happy to help the younger or less experienced to learn a new skill or to help them improve their technique.”

“I love the speed and excitement of games.”

“Pure fun—the people involved love to ride, and the sport is invigorating.”

Riders are raving about their favorite equestrian competition: mounted games. This international sport features four riders in each game, explains Paul Greiling, president of U.S. Mounted Games Association (USMGA).

There are dozens of games to choose from, including games with high speed target jousting, picking rings off poles, and at the highest levels, vaulting on and off your mount at a dead run. All mounted games involve skill and speed.

**For the full article, pick up the October 2007 issue of HORSE ILLUSTRATED.**

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