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©2018 by Tent Pegging Canada.

TPF logo Design Amira Sonbol.

Photos Credit Fame Hassan, Robin Eickhoff and Patrick Pleul 

Tent Pegging Germany.

What is Tent Pegging?

Tent pegging is a sport of the equestrian discipline, where the objective is for a rider 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.

Using a sword or a lance to pierce, pick up, and carry away a small ground target that includes:

  • Tent Peg: A ground target that is made of corrugated cardboard glued together, and covered with white paper.

  • Rings: in which a galloping rider tries to pass the point of his weapon through a suspended ring.

  • Lemons: in which the rider tries to stab or slice a lemon suspended from a cord or sitting on a platform.​

A given Tent Pegging competition's rules specify the size and composition of the target; the number of consecutive targets placed on a course; the dimensions and weight of the sword, lance; the minimum time in which a course must be covered; and the extent to which a target must be struck, cut, or carried.