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Britain will host an international horseball event for the first time next month.

Players from France, Belgium and Germany will play three British teams in the ladies’ international at Booksby Agricultural in Leicester from 16-18 November.

Horseball is played by two teams of between four and six riders, who pick up a ball from the ground without dismounting and score goals.

The sport originated in France and came to the UK in 1991. Now, the British Horseball Association has 212 members, and became an associate member of the British Equestrian Federation in June.