Mounted games

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A rider competing in the "Windsor Castle Race"

Mounted games is a branch of equestrian sport in which very fast games are played by people of all ages on ponies up to a height of 15 hands (60 inches, 152 cm).

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 a willingness to help one another.

Mounted Games were the inspiration of 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 in North London, England, staged the first Mounted Games Championship for the Prince Philip Cup—it was an immediate box office success.[1]

The sport of mounted games as it exists today was founded by Norman Patrick. His aim was to extend the sport, previously age-restricted by Pony Club, for wider participation, and for this reason, in 1984, he established the Mounted Games Association of Great Britain. In the years which followed his continued support and patronage ensured that the sport spread across Great Britain and beyond. At the time of Patrick's death in 2001, the sport which he had established was being enjoyed by many riders across the world, and the International Mounted Games Association, which was formed in 2003, now has members in nineteen countries on four continents.[1]

Arena[edit]

Arena

Games[edit]

There are many different games played in mounted games. These are split into team, pairs and individual games.

Team games: Pairs games: Individual games:
Agility Aces Agility Aces
Association Race Association Race Association Race
Bang-a-Balloon
Ball and Cone
Bank Race Bank Race
Bottle Shuttle Bottle Shuttle Bottle Shuttle
Carton Race Carton Race Carton Race
Flag Fliers Flag Fliers Flag Fliers
Four Flag
Founder's Race
HiLo HiLo HiLo
Hug-a-Mug Hug-a-Mug
Hula Hoop Hula Hoop Hula Hoop
Jousting
Litter Lifters Litter Lifters Litter Lifters
Moat and Castle
Mug Shuffle Mug Shuffle Mug Shuffle
Pony Express
Pony Pairs Pony Pairs
Ride and Lead Run and Ride Run and Ride
Socks and Buckets Socks and Buckets Socks and Buckets
Speed Weavers Speed Weavers Speed Weavers
Sword Lancers Sword Lancers Sword Lancers
Three Mug Three Mug Three Mug
Three Pot Flag Race
Tool Box Scramble Tool Box Scramble Tool Box Scramble
Triple Flag
Two Flag Two Flag Two Flag
Victoria Cross
Windsor Castle

Participating nations[edit]

International Mounted Games Association member nations are as follows:[1]

World Team Championships[edit]

The IMGA World Team Championships are held each year in a different member country. At the first World Championships in 1985 only four teams participated, by 2007 this had grown to 18 and is expected to continue rising over the coming years.

Originally Great Britain participated as one team however from 2000 onwards this was split into England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland have always participated as a separate team.

Year: Host: Winners:
1986 England England United Kingdom Great Britain
1987 Canada Canada United Kingdom Great Britain
1988 United States USA United Kingdom Great Britain
1989 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland United Kingdom Great Britain
1990 Wales Wales United Kingdom Great Britain
1991 United States USA United Kingdom Great Britain
1992 England England United Kingdom Great Britain
1993 Wales Wales United Kingdom Great Britain
1994 England England United Kingdom Great Britain
1995 Germany Germany United Kingdom Great Britain
1996 Sweden Sweden United Kingdom Great Britain
1997 France France United Kingdom Great Britain
1998 Republic of Ireland Ireland United Kingdom Great Britain
1999 Belgium Belgium United Kingdom Great Britain
2000 Germany Germany England England
2001 Canada Canada Canada Canada
2002 England England Wales Wales
2003 United States USA Wales Wales
2004 France France England England
2005 Wales Wales England England
2006 Sweden Sweden England England
2007 Belgium Belgium England England
2008 Australia Australia New Zealand New Zealand
2009 England England England England
2010 Switzerland Switzerland Republic of Ireland Ireland
2011 Denmark Denmark England England
2012 Wales Wales France France
2013 New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand
2014 France France
2015 United States USA
2016 Republic of Ireland Ireland

European Team Championships[edit]

The European Team Championships had already existed in an unofficially format for a number of years before being officially recognised as an IMGA event in 2006. Since then the organisation of the championships has fallen into the same model as the World championships with a different member country hosting the event each year. Unlike the World Team Championships, this event is also stages across different age groups.

Year: Host: Winners (Open): Winners (Under 17): Winners (Under 14): Winners (under 12):
2006 Switzerland Switzerland England England France France France France France France
2007 England England England England England England N/A Wales Wales
2008 Germany Germany England England Belgium Belgium N/A England England
2009 France France France France England England England England England England
2010 Wales Wales France France England England England England England England
2011 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland England England England England England England England England
2012 Italy Italy France France England England England England England England
2013 Republic of Ireland Ireland England England Republic of Ireland Ireland England England Wales Wales
2014 Belgium Belgium
2015 France France
2016 Germany Germany


Southern Hemisphere Team Championships[edit]

In 2010 IMGA introduced a Southern Hemisphere Championship as a regional international championship similar to the European Team Championships.

Year: Host: Winners
2010 South Africa South Africa New Zealand New Zealand
2011 New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand
2012 Australia Australia Australia Australia
2013 South Africa South Africa South Africa South Africa
2014 New Zealand New Zealand
2015 Australia Australia
2016 South Africa South Africa


World Pairs Championships[edit]

The World Pairs Championships started in 1992, originally as an Open competition with an Under 17 class being added in 1993 and an Under 12 class in 1998. To date the championships have always been held at the Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground in England.

Year: Host: Winners (Open): Winners (Under 17): Winners (Under 14): Winners (Under 12):
1992 England England England England Sharon Scott & Debbie French N/A N/A N/A
1993 England England England England Jonathon Barnett & Martin Gibbs England England Billy Graham & Carolyn Cooper N/A N/A
1994 England England England England Emily Barker & Peter Harnden England England Charlotte Falkingham & Carolyn Cooper N/A N/A
1995 England England Wales England Lauren Hopkins & Philip Brick England England Ross Howard & Choc Adcock N/A N/A
1996 England England England England Elaine Trevor-Jones & Guy Brewer England England Nicola Leese & Charlotte O'Neill N/A N/A
1997 England England England England Nicola Leese & Caroline Taylor England England Stuart Rogers & Choc Adcock N/A N/A
1998 England England England England Andrew Gleadow & Jonathon Barnett England England Helen Green & Choc Adcock N/A England England Samantha Belsey & Laura Centa
1999 England England England England Nicola Leese & Andrew Gleadow England England Liana Wileman & Choc Adcock N/A England England Craig Tordoff & Charlene Smith
2000 England England England England Elaine Trevor-Jones & Iain Pringuer England England Ben Hughes & Stuart Mariner N/A Wales England Natalie Gill & Emma Francis
2001 England England England England Ross Elliott & Bob Ghandour England England Andrew Horscroft & Stevie Horscroft N/A England England Katie Hardy & Shayla McInulty
2002 England England England Wales Felicity Hotston & Christian Jones England Wales Lester Brown & Hannah Hopkins N/A England England Chloe Golding & Shayla McInulty
2003 England England England Wales Andrew Gleadow & Alex Jones England Wales Craig Tordoff & Keri Hopkins N/A England England Holly Humphrey & Rebecca Wardell
2004 England England Wales Wales Paul Williams & Gemma Thomas England England Katie Hardy & Shayla McInulty N/A England England Jessica Leeson & Tyler McInulty
2005 England England England England Elaine Trevor-Jones & Aron Tyler Wales England Katie Hopkins & James Stark N/A England England Tyler McInulty & April Wilson
2006 England England England England Elaine Trevor-Jones & Aron Tyler Wales England Katie Hopkins & Chris Clinton N/A England England Kara Tucker & April Wilson
2007 England England Wales England Huw Whitney & Alex Franklin England England Tom Pharez & Danny Spencer N/A England Wales Guy Gorvett & Jordan Evans
2008 England England England New Zealand Robert Leese & David Cherrington Wales Wales Bethan Gould & Hannah Gould N/A England England Danni Loveless & Matt Seabourne
2009 England England England New Zealand Robert Leese & David Cherrington England England Elley Roberts & Jack Capel N/A England England Harry Gates & Thomas Norton
2010 England England England England Janey Surman & Alex Franklin England England April Wilson & Eddie Surman N/A England England Katy Snook & Henry Goldhawk
2011 England England England England Helen Green & Jack Capel England England Sadie Lock & Guy Gorvett N/A England England Sally Kitchiner & Lottie Watson
2012 England England England Republic of Ireland Danny Spencer & Mark Devitt England England Sadie Lock & Guy Gorvett N/A Wales Wales Ben Hopkins & George Knight-Eddins
2013 England England England England Joe Garnett & Chloe Golding England England Greg James & Harry Gates Wales England Lili Antcliff & Lottie Watson Wales England Ben Hopkins & Callum Cooke
2014 England England
2015 England England
2016 Denmark Denmark


World Individual Championships[edit]

The World Individual Championships started in 1986 across Open, Under 17 and Under 14 classes. In 1990 an Under 12 class was also added and from 1999 to 2008 there was also a veterans (over 25) class. Until 2012 the championships were always held in Great Britain. 2013 will see the competition held outside of GB for the first time.

Year: Host: Winner (Open): Winner (Under 17): Winner (Under 14): Winner (Under 12): Winner (Over 25):
1986 England England England Liv Pultar England Liv Pultar England Lisa Bazin N/A N/A
1987 England England England Richard Bulled England Sharon Scott Wales Jamie Duggan N/A N/A
1988 England England England Richard Bulled England Abbey King Scotland Audrey Miller N/A N/A
1989 England England England Liv Pultar England Lisa Bazin England James Callow N/A N/A
1990 England England England Liv Pultar England Leigh Allen England Chrissy Barnwell England Rebecca Mayne N/A
1991 England England Wales Kevin Paynter England James Callow England James Callow England Caroline Taylor N/A
1992 England England Wales Kevin Paynter England James Callow England Jenny Huckvale England Caroline Taylor N/A
1993 England England Wales Kevin Paynter England James Turkington England Daniel Alder England Jade Forrest N/A
1994 England England England Jonathon Barnett England Mark Derrick England Stuart Rogers England Arran Adcock N/A
1995 England England England Peter Harnden England Carolyn Cooper England Stuart Rogers England Shauna O'Neill N/A
1996 England England England Philip Brick England Nicola Leese England Ben Ebrey England Simon Ward N/A
1997 England England England Jonathon Barnett England Caroline Taylor England Arran Adcock England Luke Taverner N/A
1998 England England England Jonathon Barnett England Choc Adcock England Sean Taverner England Bradley Stamp N/A
1999 England England England Alex Knott England Ben Ebrey England Simon Ward England Craig Tordoff England Bob Ghandour
2000 England England England Joelene Martin England Ben Hughes England Luke Taverner England Jade Taylor England Bob Ghandour
2001 England England England Joelene Martin Wales Daloni Lucas England Bradley Stamp England Katie Hardy England Sharon Scott
2002 England England England Choc Adcock England George Garner England Jade Taylor England Shayla McInulty Scotland Melanie Scott
2003 England England England Darren Williams Wales Hollie Rauch England Katie Hardy England Holly Humphrey Scotland Melanie Scott
2004 England England England Elaine Trevor-Jones England Craig Tordoff England Katie Hardy England Tyler McInulty England Nikki Dudley
2005 England England England Elaine Trevor-Jones England Ben Millichap England Chloe Golding England Tom Clarke England Emma Lloyd
2006 England England England Chloe Golding England Janey Surman Wales Bethan Gould England April Wilson Scotland Melanie Scott
2007 England England England Janey Surman England Chloe Golding England Matt Clingo England Mercedes Lock England Nick Suggett
2008 England England Germany Widukind Moormann England Elley Roberts England Eddie Surman England Matt Seabourne England Nikkki Dudley
2009 Wales Wales England Janey Surman England Elley Roberts England April Wilson Wales Harriet Davies N/A
2010 Wales Wales New Zealand David Cherrington England Eddie Surman England Tom Leeson England Sally Kitchiner N/A
2011 Wales Wales England Danny Spencer England Sadie Lock England Taylor Harris England Lottie Watson N/A
2012 Wales Wales Northern Ireland Brian Kennedy United States Mackenzie Taylor England Henry Goldhawk England Eleanor Wheeler N/A
2013 Denmark Denmark Germany Widukind Moormann Republic of Ireland Mackenzie Taylor England Lottie Watson Wales Ben Hopkins N/A
2014 Wales Wales
2015 Wales Wales
2016 Wales Wales


European Individual Championships[edit]

In 2010 a European Individual Championships was run for the first time concurrently with the European Team Championships. This championship is open to all ages.

Year: Host: Winner:
2010 Wales Wales England Janey Surman
2011 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Republic of Ireland Alan Keogan
2012 Italy Italy Republic of Ireland Mark Devitt
2013 Republic of Ireland Ireland Republic of Ireland Alan Keogan
2014 Belgium Belgium
2015 France France
2016 Germany Germany


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