You’ve heard of a ringer. In your memory can you hear the sound of horseshoes being pitched and hitting the metal stake or the thud as it hits the dirt? Or wooden backboard? Not just a pastime of yesteryear. Here’s a video of the best Horseshoe Pitcher ever.
The pits are protected with metal covers shown in photos below.
Turns out I wasn’t in town for the horseshoes tournament held July 2nd.
If you’re in Ohio, you can check out the Ohio Horseshoe Pitchers Association page.
“an excerpt from the Horseshoe Pitching Glossary
Pit – A rectangular area around the stake, and between the platforms, that is filled with a pit substance into which the shoes are pitched. (See page 9, RULE 2, Section B, and page 39, II – SPECIFICATIONS FOR COURT LAYOUT, Section B, 4.a; also see diagram on inside back cover and page 48) Pit Substance – The material into which horseshoes are pitched. Clay, sand, dirt, and approved synthetic compositions are all legal pit substances. (See page 41, II – SPECIFICATIONS FOR COURT LAYOUT, Section B.9)
Whetstone Horseshoe Club Clintonville Ohio