The annual Finnish Hobbyhorse Championships is a competition that simulates the gymnastic elements of real-life horseback riding.
Hobby horse riding (aka: stick horse riding) is becoming more popular globally.
Women gallop, jump and prance with their homemade stuffed horse heads on a wooden stick in the physically demanding competition as over 2,500 spectators watch.
The competition mimics traditional equestrian events, like show jumping and dressing.
One of the world’s top riders is Alisa Aarniomaki from Helsinki.
What: Finnish Hobbyhorse Championships
When: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Where: Seinäjoki Arena (Seinäjoki, Finland)
Finnish Hobbyhorse Association