Tent Pegging was once a popular equestrian sport in the United States, but has largely become obscure. This is a shame. It requires confidence in the horse on the part of the rider and confidence in the rider on the part of the horse. It also requires a good military forward seat and good hand-eye coordination.
In the past couple of years, I have run into a couple of people in my local area who have expressed interest in reviving this sport in the US. Those who haven’t taken it up expressed an opinion that Tent Pegging is ‘too dangerous’. Well, it’s not nearly as dangerous as jumping horses in a show ring but it takes a lot more intestinal fortitude and skill!
If you are in the Tryon, NC area and are interested in Tent Pegging and other Military Equitation sports, and are interested in learning the original Forward Seat as conceived by Federico Caprilli, drop me a line here or at my website GilmoreHorsemanship.com