When His Royal Highness Prince Philip and Colonel Sir Michael Ansell devised Prince Philip Mounted Games for The Pony Club in the UK in the 1950s it is doubtful they could have envisaged the growth and spread of the discipline throughout the Pony Club movement world-wide. The subsequent formation of the International Mounted Games Association saw the discipline’s interpretation include individual, pairs and team events for young and older riders alike.
David Harris came to horses later in life through his oldest daughter’s love for her horses. He particularly enjoyed the team environment of Pony Club Mounted Games and subsequently coached teams at club, state and national levels within the Pony Club movement.
This book aims to assist coaches, instructors and riders new to equestrian mounted games to enjoy mounted games with the benefit of David’s analysis of suggested preconditions for participation in mounted games and his analysis of safety controls/drills and techniques recommended in this exciting sport. David has also supplied, via the book’s web page, free supporting photographs, lesson plans and other supporting documentation which may help people new to mounted games manage risks they had not previously envisaged.