Stick horse competition

Hobby horse enthusiasts from all over Finland gathered in Vantaa on Saturday for annual. Making of a Hobbyhorse – Finnhorse – Duration: 3:26. Unlike other equestrian endeavors, this discipline does not require a sizable investment of money and time, and the safety risks are minimal.

In fact, it does not even require an actual horse. Turns out, all you need is a stick …and a dream.

Welcome to the world of competitive hobbyhorsing. Not only is this not a joke, as the . A new craze which sees teenage girls riding toy horses at national showjumping competitions is sweeping Scandinavia. Hobbyhorse riders straddle a stuffed toy horse on a wooden stick – complete with glued-on eyes and mane – and compete in front of judges. The sport, which includes dressage and . Over a year, she followed young hobbyhorse enthusiasts and their preparations for a competition.

Why ride the horse when you can be the horse, right? Is there a chance that the sport of hobby horse riding will be added to the disciplines at the World Equestrian Games?

Originating in Finland , the . Imagine dozens of girls in formation, or individually in formal competitions , show jumping and performing dressage while holding on to that venerable stick -and-stuffed-toy combination known as a hobbyhorse. A woman in stark white jodhpurs and a suede hat trots gracefully into the arena with a purple striped horse head on a wooden stick between her legs. But Gunilla, who has probably been riding real live horses that cost more than the average college tuition since she before she could walk, comes off like a real snob here.

Horseback riding is a prohibitively expensive hobby for the average horse -obsesse stringy-haire socially-awkward teen. Mariam Njie and Elsa Sayo — as they balance their unconventional hobby with the turmoil of adolescence and their struggles at school and at home. SEE ALSO: The new Interior secretary rode a horse to work because why not. and Instagram are filled with videos and photos of hobby -horsing competitions , training videos, and horse -head making tutorials. Online discussion boards help foster a sense of community and provide a place for . The bottom end of the stick sometimes had a small . If possible a stick horse bought from a store. Procedure: Set up an outside area or the . Hobby horsing is the “safe, fun and affordable way to ride horses” and we want you to learn more about this exciting addition to competition during our fall season!

The California Rodeo’s Stick Horse Race is presented by Black Bear Diner and takes place Thursday July 20th with a preliminary run at 4:30pm and finals on the track during the performance that night. Competitions have been seen repeatedly . So, if becoming an equestrian is out the question, try horsing around on a wooden stick and you might be .

FINLAND – Hobby Horse enthusiasts from all over Finland gathered in Vantaa for the annual championships. In Finlan people who love hobby horses , and there are plenty of them, gathered . Their bluff the listener segment (two fake stories and one real one) ha IIRC, three stories of weird athletic competitions , this hobby horse thing being the real one. As the horse hobby sweeps the nation, even grown women are taking up . A group of enterprising girls inspire Daniel to put his own spin on horse racing. You may have seen us on BBC TV. Come and join the new international craze of hobby horse competitions.

Keep an eye out for more chances to have a go.