Hire HorseShoe Toss equipment .. regulation weight professional game items.
Horseshoes owes its origin to the early Olympic game of discus throwing. According to legend, fans of the games couldn't afford the discus, so they set up a stake and tossed discarded horseshoes at it. Horseshoes has evolved into a competitive sport as well as a game of backyard fun. The rules and regulations of horseshoes are governed by the National Horseshoe Pitcher's Association of America.
Basic set includes set of 4 regulation size weight Horseshoes (as show) with stakes, + rules. As an operated item includes also 'sand pits', signage, rules set, scoreboard, ground marking and fencing if a delivered item
TIPS: There are different styles used for pitching horseshoes. Some styles allow the pitcher to control the shoe, while others allow no control over the throw. The pitching grip, the stance, footwork, the pendulum swing, follow-through, timing and rhythm also play a part in being able to score and win in a game of horseshoes.
Turning a Shoe
Horseshoes should be turned in flight so that they land open, with the open end facing the stake. If the closed end always winds up near the stake, you'll never get a ringer.
Turns are the number of revolutions the shoe makes in flight. To get a horseshoe to turn properly, it needs to be held by one of the shanks. Hold the horseshoe as you would hold a plate between your fingers and your thumb. The index finger and middle fingers are under the bottom of the horseshoe and curl up over the inner-edge of the horseshoe. The pinky (or the pinky and ring finger) are used to balance the shoe.
To get a 1 ¼ turn, the shoe is held near the middle of either shank. To get a 1 ¾ turn, the shoe is held on the shank, but closer to the toe caulk at the bottom. Try both positions to see which one feels best for you.
When you're getting ready to throw the shoe, your stance should be relaxed. Sometimes a slight crouch can help with pitching. Make sure the stake is in front of your pitching arm. A popular stance is to put all of your body weight on your right foot, with the left foot six to eight inches behind the right foot. The left foot is only used to balance. As you swing the shoe back, keep your weight on your right foot and move the left foot forward as your pitching hand moves forward. Transfer your weight to your left foot as you swing forward and release the horseshoe.
This delivery step makes it easier to pitch and helps you keep your balance. Use a normal step, as in a walking step. The forward leg should be planted just before your arm reaches the end of your backswing. The step forward should be completed as the horseshoe passes your planted leg.
Good follow through occurs when your arm continues the swing after you release the horseshoe. Continuing the swing gives more control over the flight path of the horseshoe, as opposed to suddenly stopping the swing and letting the horseshoe leave your grip.
The timing and rhythm of a throw should be dictated by your stance, step, release and follow through. If each motion is not completed at the proper time, the throw will be uncontrolled, and it will be difficult to score
Set Up Time: Approx 5mins
Equipment Weight: 25kg
Rules: Click opposite link for simple Rules
Accessories: Whistle, Megaphone, Team Bibs, Scorers table / Chair
Space Required: flexible
It is simple to Book your Sports Fun ... just e Mail (at email@example.com ) your requirements in terms of Activity or Equipment with the basic information required (as below). We will then send you a Booking Hire Contract confirming your booking along with an Invoice and details of payment arrangements.
Details of the Equipment you require, including any accessories, table, marquee cover
Dates and Times of your event, including any specific delivery or access arrangements (for delivered/staffed items). Contact name and Mobile number
Address for Delivery of your equipment, either by ourselves or Courier. Make sure you include a post Code and any special information.
Invoice Address and any applicable Order Reference
If we are supplying an operated item you will automatically receive a 'Risk assessment' and a copy of our Public Liability Insurance.
Delivered items (to your event venue' will usually include 'setting up' for you.
Couriered and collected items will have easy to understand set up instructions as well as a laminated set of Rules/Game Play for the equipment