Horseball In Australia
Horseball was introduced to Australia in 2009 following the sport’s popularity throughout Europe.
The action packed sport involves two teams of four players vying for possession of a leather-bound ball.
The attacking team must make a minimum of three passes between their team members before shooting the ball through a hoop-shaped vertical goal.
The defensive team can protect their goal by pushing opponents out of the playing area using their horse's weight or have the possibility to get alongside the players and pull the ball from their hands.
Horseball is a great team sport requiring a high degree of horsemanship and dexterity played over two 10 minute halves.
It's often referred to as a cross between basketball and rugby or even quidditch - just on horseback!
WORLD CUP NEWS!!
The Preliminary World Cup teams have been announced!
Congratulations to the following players who are heading to Saint Lo France to play in the World Cup!
Under 16's - Lachlan Gray, Erin Stirling, Jessica Jeffrey,
Molly Hird, Brooke Mizzi, Abigail Lee.
Ladies - Amy Gray, Jodie Tilse, Chloe Coutts, Kay Jeffrey.
All the players will be working hard in the lead up to the World Cup, if you would like to support our teams please contact our President for more information.
2019 Kicked off with a bang.
With part 2 of the NSW & QLD Junior Interstate exchange happening in Proserpine QLD. It was warm and wet, but the spirits of the juniors could not be dampened. The Queenslanders started strong winning the first two games, and NSW finished strong taking the last two games and winning the series on a goal count back.
Our first Championship for the year was held at Armidale Show with Hygain sponsorship, a great weekend was had by all. The Young Farm came out as 1st placed team.
We are thrilled to have been invited to play at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, On April 21 where the up and coming stars of QLD took on NSW a rilvary that provided 2 great games.
NSW came out on top winning both games.
July we visited Queensland State Equestrian Centre, hosting the first championships on the Sunshine coast.
2019 is also the year that selections take place for the 2020 World Cup. Pro-Elite, Ladies Under 21's and Junior Teams will be announced at nationals in November.
Good luck to all players.