The History of Tentpegging in Great Britain
to this day, with the mounted elements of the Royal Tournament taking place annually at the Defence Animal Centre.
as competition disciplines, together with the additional development of the Sword Lance and Revolver discipline.
The value of tent pegging to the development and testing of a riders skills remains as great as ever, as any experienced horseman who tries tent pegging for the first time can testify. Hence the Mounted Police became regular competitors on the Tentpegging circuit, with regular competitors still participating to this day.
The challenge of competing on the sport’s many disciplines has not changed since it’s inception. A rider still needs a good seat, steady nerves, and rapid reactions delivered accurately in a fraction of a second. Indeed many competent horsemen who have tried the sport find it much harder than it looks, but this difficulty is what makes it a challenge worth working hard to achieve.