Birmingham & Black Country

Tent-pegging sees taxi drivers swap cars for horses

A group of Birmingham taxi drivers will be competing in the ancient sport of "tent-pegging" at the forthcoming English Heritage Festival of History.

Known as the Prince Malik's Lancers, they regularly swap their cars for horses and have almost 100 years experience between them.

The sport dates back hundreds of years, originating in medieval India.

It involves galloping riders attempting to remove a small wooden tent peg from the ground with a lance.

The lancers will be in action at the festival at Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire on 16-17 July.

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