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Horseball Europeans to be held at Bishop Burton

The European Horseball Pony Championships 2010 will be held at Bishop Burton College this summer, as part of the FEI European Pony Championships (27 July -1 August).

Horseball is a fast and furious combination of rugby and netball on horseback. It is played widely in France and has been growing in popularity in the UK in recent years.

It is the third time the Federation of International Horseball (FIH) has held its European championships at the European Pony Championships.

David Pettifor, of the British Horseball Association, said: “It really raises the profile of horseball when it is included alongside the Olympic disciplines.

“It gives our junior players something to aim for and the spectators something different to see.”

The event organisers hope to welcome sides from Italy, France, Belgium, Spain and Portugal as well as GB to the competition and the matches will be divided between the four days of the championships.

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