Tent Pegging

Tent pegging is a sport of the equestrian discipline, where the objective for a rider is to pierce, pick-up and carry a target, with a lance or a sword, as they gallop towards the target. The sport is played in a lot of countries around the world, but is popular in the commonwealth countries.

The targets used for tent pegging has several variations, like, a ring - a rider's weapon should successfully pass through the ring without making contact, a lemon - where, a rider is required to stab or slice a suspended lemon, a mannequin - where a rider should attack at a certain fixed part of the target.

Tent pegging competitions vary based on a few factors like, the size and shape of targets, number of consecutive targets, types of weapons allowed, the duration in which the course has to be completed, and the manner in which the target has to be attacked.

In competitions, riders are awarded points for each target based on the execution, with penalties enforced for violations. The rider with the most points at the end of the competition is declared as the winner.

There are several tent pegging competitions conducted at a national level. The most popular and highest level of international competitions for the sport are, Tent Pegging World Cup and the World championships.

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