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Gymkhana (equestrian)

Gymkhana is a term used in the United Kingdom, east coast of the United States, and other English-speaking nations to describe an equestrian event consisting of timed games for riders on horses. These events often emphasize children's participation and may be organized by a recognized Pony Club or a 4-H club.

In the western United States, this type of competition is usually called an "O-Mok-See" (also spelled O Mok See or "Omoksee") competition, a term derived from a Native American phrase meaning "games on horseback."

Gymkhana and O-Mok-See classes include timed speed events such as barrel racing, keyhole, keg race (also known as "down and back"), flag race, and pole bending.

See also

  • Gymkhana (motorsport)
  • Gymkhana -- for information on sporting clubs in India, from which the term originally derived.

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