Tent Pegging Federation in Canada

The Tent Pegging Federation in Canada is a Not-For-Profit Organization performing for the safety and welfare of equine and for the safety of the riders. TPF in Canada is serving as the National Governing Body (NGB) for Tent Pegging. We rescue horses and give them hope to keep on running.

Tent Pegging Federation (TPF) has clear intentions to promote Tent Pegging as an Equestrian sport in Canada by building game awareness and attract riders to join Tent Pegging events and then to be able to represent Canada in international competitions following the rules of Equestrian Canada (EC), the International Tent Pegging Federation (ITPF), and the International Federation for Equestrian (FEI) for riders safety and equine welfare. For more information visit:www.tentpeggingcanada.ca

Sara Elmasry is an Agriculture engineer and Community development specialist, holder of bachelor’s degree and three Diplomas. Served as a Professional Tent Pegging Rider at the Egyptian Armed Forces Equestrian club for more than 10 years. She is a Tent Pegging International Medalist and Coach. Following her passion towards this awesome equestrian sport, she founded Tent Pegging Federation in Canada,  and she is currently coaching Team Canada of Tent Peggers to go to the 2021 World Cup Qualifiers.

Catherine Morton has a Bachelor of Education and combines her passions for teaching and horses in her daily life as a coach/trainer. She has a strong background in dressage and eventing, which she brings to every ride. Tent Pegging is her newest enthusiasm, she was a member of Team Canada in 2019, competing in the United States and is aiming to be on the team for the World Cup Qualifiers in 2020.

What is Tent Pegging?
Tent pegging is a sport of the equestrian discipline, where the objective is for a rider to pierce, pick-up and carry a target, with a lance or a sword, as they gallop towards the target. The sport is played in a lot of countries around the world.

Using a sword or a lance to pierce, pick up, and carry away a small ground target that includes:
•Tent Peg: A ground target that is made of corrugated cardboard glued together, and covered with white paper.
•Rings: in which a galloping rider tries to pass the point of his weapon through a suspended ring.
•Lemons: in which the rider tries to stab or slice a lemon suspended from a cord or sitting on a platform.

A given Tent Pegging competition’s rules specify the size and composition of the target; the number of consecutive targets placed on a course; the dimensions and weight of the sword, lance; the minimum time in which a course must be covered; and the extent to which a target must be struck, cut, or carried.

History of Tent Pegging
Tent Pegging is a cavalry sport of ancient origin, Cavaliers have practiced the specific game of Tent Pegging since at least the 4th century BC.​​ The term “Tent Pegging” is certainly related to the idea that cavaliers mounting a surprise pre-dawn raid on an enemy camp could use the game’s skills to uproot tent pegs, thus collapsing the tents, However, there are few reliable accounts of a cavalry squadron ever employing such tactics. Because the specific game of Tent Pegging is the most popular equestrian skill-at-arms game, the entire class of sports became known as Tent Pegging during the twilight of cavalry in the twentieth century.