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In the News: ‘The equestrian experience of horse surfing’

That’s the headline from SurferToday.com about a splashy new sport that is slowly but steadily gaining momentum.

Earlier this month we posted these photos of people water-skiing, surfing or boarding behind horses–but honestly, we didn’t know if it was a real sport or just a weird one-off.

It’s a real sport.

According to the article,

The horseboarding industry is slowly but steadily building. There are already multiple world championships, magazines and competitive teams…

Horse surfing competitions have rules. A maximum length of 250 meters for the course, four disciplines, safety procedures, video analysis, judgment criteria, etc.

A tow rope connects the water rider and the horse rider. The surfer can pull tricks, similar to those seen in kiteboarding and wakeboarding.

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[telegraph.co.uk]

This unorthodox water sports activity has been around since 2005, when Daniel Fowler-Prime and Matt Smith became the first people in the world to tow a kite board behind a horse. Boom! Horse surfing was born.

Who’s ready to give it a try?

Read the full story here.

Go Horse Surfing.

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