Horseball is a sport played on horseback in which a ball is handled and points are scored by shooting it through a hoop of 1 m diameter. The sport is a combination of polo, rugby and basketball. It is one of the officially recognized ten disciplines of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports.
The predecessor of the sport, pato, was originated in the early 1700s in Argentina in which live duck was used to play the sport instead of a six-handled ball (which is used in the modern sport). The International Horseball Federation organize several international competitions like the European Championships, the World Championships and the FIHB Champions League for clubs.
The sport of horseball involve two four-player teams (along with two substitutes if necessary) in which a team must make a minimum of three passes between three different players of their team and then score a goal through a vertical hoop goal.
Each game is played for 20 minutes with 10 minutes each part and 3 minutes break period. At the end of a match, the team that scored more goal wins.
During the game, the ball can't stand for more than 10 seconds on a player's hands, so a pass has to be made in between them when they are constructing an attack.
If the ball falls, a player must pick it up without dismounting the horse, this is known as "ramassage".