Monday, March 8, 2010

The Greengrass Shoe Pitch

It was twenty years ago that the Tarms held their first horseshoe pitch tournament on Greengrass Day. They gave away a pair of 2 year old geldings as prizes to the winning team. It was a huge success and has grown in attendance every annual tourney, and is always held in a large open park in the city. It draws large crowds and many food and beverage vendors, as well as performers and bards. It is very festive and the tourney goes thru the day until a champion team is declared the victor. Teams are paired against each other in single-set matches, winner take all and moves on, If a round begins with an odd number of teams, then a losing team from the previous round is chosen randomly to advance to even the brackets. The tourney advances until only one team remains as the champion. As tradition, the Tarms select a pair of 2 year old geldings to award the champions.

4 comments:

robm1171 said...

Bordane: A pair of 2 year old geldings, y'say? If we have time, I'd love to try my hand at this!! What do you say, Damien? Shall the Agundar boys take the field?

Gordzilla said...

If a new horse is to your liking, of course!

James said...

(Briar) Tauron I've started to learn to ride! I'd love one of your family's prized geldings.

harrygoblin said...

Briar, all joking aside, I actually have a very special gift for you, and I plan on giving it to you before we attend the Equestrian Ball tonite. And as for the brothers, all are welcome in the tourney except for Tarm family members. In fact, Tarms serve as referees in the tourney matches.