|Governing Body:||National Horseshoe Pitchers Association (NHPA)|
Horseshoe pitching, commonly known as Horseshoes is an outdoor game played either between two people or between two teams of two people using four horseshoes and two targets fixed in a sandbox area or lawn.
During the game, players alternate turns to toss horseshoe at stakes in the ground, which are placed 40 feet apart. In modern games, a U-shaped bar is used which is about twice the size of an actual horseshoe.
The sport is believed to be originated from the game of quoits played by the Roman officers during the Roman Occupation of Britain, in the 1st to 5th century.