Yes, hobby horse competitions are indeed real. Hobby horsing has evolved into a popular organized activity with competitions taking place in various countries, particularly in Europe, such as Finland, Sweden, Germany, and the United Kingdom. These competitions provide hobby horse enthusiasts with the opportunity to showcase their skills, creativity, and performance abilities.
Hobby horse competitions typically involve participants performing routines and movements with their hobby horses, which can include dressage-like performances, jumping over obstacles, freestyle performances, and more. Judges assess the participants based on their technique, execution, style, creativity, and overall performance. Winners are often awarded prizes or recognized for their achievements.
These competitions have gained significant attention and have attracted a growing community of hobby horse enthusiasts. They serve as a platform for participants to come together, share their passion, and celebrate the artistry and athleticism of hobby horsing.
Real hobby horse competitions
Every year there is the Finnish hobby horse championship in Finland. It is the largest hobby horse event in the world and is organized by the "The Finnish Hobyyhorse Association" The year 2023 is the 10 year anniversary of the event and in 2022, more than 1,500 participants from both Finland and abroad took part in the event. Purpose of the event is to find out the toughest riders of the year and to have fun with our beloved hobby and sport.