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Hundreds take part in national 'horseboarding' championship in the East

Watch the full report from ITV Anglia's Tanya Mercer.

You may have heard of skateboarding and snowboarding - but now there's a new board on the block for those seeking the latest in adrenaline fuelled exercise.

It's called horseboarding and, as the name suggests, it involves standing on a board and being pulled by a horse and rider around an obstacle course at speeds of up to 40 miles an hour.

Horseboarding is fast becoming the new craze. Credit: ITV Anglia

It was first thought up by Daniel Fowler Prime 12 years ago. It took a while to develop but, over the last 18 months, it has really gathered pace.

"The spectatorship is growing and growing. We're seeing more people travelling great distances across the country just to come and watch the events, and are starting to support much like they would support a football team."

– Daniel Fowler Prime, Horseboarding UK
The sport involves twisting, turning course in the fastest time possible. Credit: ITV Anglia

About 50 teams are registered with Horseboarding UK and it has even got a national championship - with hundreds having a go in the Anglia region.

Oli Dartford and Natalie Free have been competing for three years with horse Jaffa.

"It's just fun and new and exciting."

– Oli Dartford, boarder

Teams train regularly to perfect their corners and quicken their pace, trying to trim down the seconds that will push them up the championship board.