It shall not exceed 7 1 4 inches in width. Image march 31 2015 wpadminskhdev.
Horseshoe pitching aka the rgs book published by the national horseshoe pitchers association nhpa revised on january 1 2019 i.
Horseshoe rules and dimensions. To qualify as a ringer a straightedge held against both heels of the horseshoe must not touch the stake. It shall not weigh more than 2 pounds 10 ounces. Horseshoe regulations call for the platform to extend 18 to 20 5 inches in width.
According to the horseshoe regulations the official horseshoe pit dimensions measured lengthwise from the rear of the pitching area and across the width of the pitcher s box is 48 x 6 feet. Playing rules this section explains the playing rules of horseshoes and may specify a general or specific penalty for violations. A ringer is the highest score a player can achieve with one horseshoe.
The pit pitching platform and stake. This area is 32 inch 81 centimeters by 45 inch 114 centimeters and players must not pass this area when pitching the horseshoe. The horseshoe stakes are 40 feet 12 meters apart from each other on a leveled playing field.
Horseshoes pit dimensions diagram. On a parallel line 3 4 inch from a straightedge touching the points of the shoe the opening of the shoe must not exceed 3 1 2 inches. The horseshoe stake should extend upward 14 to 15 inches with a slight 3 tilt forward.
National horseshoe pitchers association rules advise that the stakes be positioned exactly 40 feet 12 m apart with the throwing lines drawn 27 37 feet 8 2 11 3 m in front of each stake but you re free to use whatever distance works best for your space. Each player pitches both shoes followed by the opponent s two shoes. A ringer is when a horseshoe encircles the stake.
It shall not exceed 7 5 8 inches in length. Any official legal horseshoe must be sanctioned and approved by horseshoe canada and must pass the following maximum weight and measurement standards there are no minimum standards 1 it shall not weigh more than 2 pounds 10 ounces. Typical strict rules would be that each horseshoe should weigh around two pounds eight ounces be seven and five eighths inches long seven inches wide and the gap should be three and a half inches wide.
Horseshoes can be any size in informal games but league competitions will have regulations. Print this diagram pdf. These rules apply for all nhpa sanctioned events which includes.
This playing area consists of a pitchers box measuring 6 x 6 feet and that includes four elements. The horseshoe pit itself should be no larger than 36 by 72 inches and the rules allow for a minimum size of 31 by 43 inches. 2 it shall not exceed 7 1 4 inches 18 4cms in width 7 5 8 inches 19 4 cms in length and on a parallel line 3 4 inch 1 9 cms from a straight edge touching the points of the shoe the opening of the shoe must not exceed 3 1 2 inches 9.
2 set up your frames where you plan on digging the pits. The horseshoe has to land within 6 inches of the stake to score or within any distance agreed on by both players or teams. Around each stake is a playing area where you throw the horseshoe.