HOBBY HORSE COMPETITION
Umm... yep, it's a thing! WEST is introducing west Georgia's FIRST Hobby Horse Competitions! So dust off those horse heads-on-a-stick and get ready for riding obstacle courses and jumps in the ring and through the woods. This competition will get you and the whole family outside for exercise and fun, no matter how young you are!
Hobby Horses? Seriously?
We're as serious about it as the U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team is! Take a look at the videos below. Hobby horsing is a sport requiring amazing agility and skill as "riders" vault over jumps and participate in dressage events, being scored by judges as if they were the horses. WE love it because almost anyone can participate, whether you own a horse or not. You can thank Sweden and Finland for for bringing this sport to our attention. In 2017, Tryon International Equestrian Center held the first U.S. competition in 2017.
Our events will range from seriously competitive to seriously just having fun. Come on out to our farm in Buchanan for an affordable, active and FUN day at our barn! All proceeds will go directly to the services that WEST provides in our area for families in need.
Purchase Your Own Hobby Horse!
You can own your very own Hobby Horse handcrafted with love and attention by a team of 11 volunteers. Over 100 manpower hours went in to designing, cutting, sewing, stuffing and sticking 34 horses. A portion of your purchase price goes to directly fund outreach through WEST and you'll be ready to compete in our Hobby Horse Competition!
The Hobby Horses below are rearing and ready for competition and adoption. USPS standard 7-14 day shipping is $15. Each hobby horse ships individually.
Sign Up for an Event!
We're so glad you decided to join in the fun! Entry cost for each race is only $5 per person. Fill out the application and include payment with your form. You will be required to sign a waiver at the registration table on the day of the event.