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Still from RMRM Gold Vase Cup final


Polo | Tournaments


Tent Pegging World Cup Stars In The finals Of RMRM Cup



17th November 2018 | Delhi,India


Cavalrymen have practised the game since the 4th Century.


The final day of RMRM Gold Vase Cup saw beautiful play from our country’s Tent Pegging players at the Jaipur Polo Ground, Delhi. The players from tent pegging world cup which took place from 27th October 2018 to 4th November 2018 showed their skills to the enthusiastic audience after the final was played. Ajay Sawant, India’s World Cup star at the Tent Pegging World Cup showed a brilliant set of skills to impress the crowd. The crowd cheered hard for the tent pegging players. They started showing their skills with the lance followed by sword and relay skills. The players first picked up handkerchiefs from the ground while riding on a horse through sword and lance. A brilliant display of relay skills were performed by the lancers using lance, sword and even barehanded.

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Tent Pegging is a cavalry sport of ancient origin, and is one of the only 10 equestrian disciplines officially recognised by the International Equestrian Federation. Tent pegging involves horse and rider racing along a 100 meter course and collecting, cutting, shooting, or accurately "stabbing" a series of pegs, lemons, rings, or mannequins along the way. There are some specific rules involved in the game of tent pegging. The game of tent pegging has a mounted horseman riding at a gallop uses a sword or a lance to pierce, pick up a small ground target or a series of small ground targets. The tent pegging games also include ring jousting, lemon sticking and many other games.

The fast and dramatic sport, in which lancers carry a lance or a sword pick up a peg from the ground, has its origins from Asia. Cavalrymen have practised the game since the 4th Century. Asian empires were responsible for introducing the sport to other parts of the world. It is recorded that in 1680 the Swedish cavalry was training its recruits to jump cross-country fences, and the riding instructor for the cavalry of King Charles XI of Sweden prescribed the following advice:
“When jumping a fence the rider will grab the mane, close his eyes and shout ‘hey”
There is one more theory related to the origination of the sport. It is said that the sport evolved from a battlefield ploy used in the middle Ages by horsed cavalry against troops mounted on elephants. Tent pegging competitions vary based on many 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.




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