‘The phenomenon that is horse boarding UK’ At the Races
Horseboarding UK is an extreme sport which combines horse riding and mountain boarding.
Voted ‘the sixth most extreme adventure sport in the world’ by Travel Supermarket
A rider on a horse tows the boarder on an off road skateboard or ATB around a twisting, turning course in the fastest time possible while reaching speeds of 28mph into the first turn.
Described as ‘the coolest thing you’re not doing with your horse’ by Horse Network
The board rider is towed by holding a tow handle and rope which is attached to the horse’s saddle by means of a specially designed saddle harness via a quick release system which is easily triggered.
ITV described horseboarding UK as ‘The ultimate team sport’
The team is made up of three brains that must think as one if they are to win the race. With finishing margins often less than a second, there is no room for mistakes.
BBC said ‘It shows how much force and power there is when you’re behind a horse’
This spectator sport is easy to get behind and enjoy as the teams allow their horses to gallop around the course whilst the board riders try to hold on to the handle. A challenge which they often fail to accomplish, so be prepared to see some spectacular boarder crashes!
‘I have seen it. It’s great’ – Chris Evans
During your day at the Living Heritage Essex Game and Country Fair you will get to see horseboarding in two arenas: the Novice in the Countryside Arena whilst the Intermediate and Elite battle it out in the Andy Singleton Arena for the all important championship points and the title of National Horseboarding Champion World Leaders.
The sport of horseboarding was created in the UK and is now spreading around the world with the UK National Championships leading the way. Within the teams you will see at Essex Game & Country Fair, there are three Guinness World record holders. Also, see teams who are competing at the International Horse Show in Odense, Denmark, last October and are heading out to Holland later this year as a part of a European Tour.
Pick your favourite team or colour and enjoy!