Horseball is a fast-paced game, involving players within a team passing and throwing a ball on horseback. It's a team sport, where two teams of four players (plus two substitutes) compete against each other, and it's likened to rugby or basketball on horseback.
Games are played on a rectangular pitch of 65m x 25m. Players pick the ball up from the ground without dismounting their horse (called 'ramassage' – a French term for pick up the ball), pass it between players or steal the ball from the opposing team, all completed at high speed as the ball cannot be held for more than 10 seconds. Before a goal can be scored three passes must be made between the team members, with a goal awarded when the ball is thrown through a vertical hoop. A game lasts 20 minutes, with each half lasting 10 mins with a 3-minute break. The team with the highest number of goals wins.