Showjumping is an equestrian sport in which a rider and horse try to jump over all of the fences on a course, in the correct order, without knocking them down. This activity requires a high level of teamwork between horse and rider. But with training and practice, competitors may someday compete at the Olympics!
The newest game from Smart Games, Horse Academy, challenges your child to create a path so that his horse jumps over obstacles in the correct sequence to reach the finish. Obstacles are placed to jump over in the same order as shown in the challenge. Sometimes you must jump the same barrier more than once!
There is only one solution for each of the 80 challenges, with answers found at the end of the challenge booklet. Horse Academy is for ages 7+ and helps build cognitive skills, including spatial insight, planning, and problem-solving.
Step 1: Choose a challenge. Place your horse at the starting point and the gate at the finish.
Step 2: Create a path from start to finish. Obstacles should be placed to jump over in the same order as shown in the challenge. Sometimes you will jump the same fence more than once!
Step 3: There is only one solution found at the end of the challenge booklet.
1 game board, 1 exit gate, 10 puzzle pieces with obstacles and paths, 1 horse with rider, booklet with 80 challenges
Manufacturer's Information Manufacturer: Smart Toys and Games, Inc Age Recommendation: 7+ Grade Recommendation: 2nd+ Faith-Based: No Consumable: No Challenges: 80 Number of Players: 1
Awards and Endorsements from:
Best Puzzle Runner-Up Games Magazine
Toy of the Year Belgium
Dr Toy’s Best Vacation Product
Parent’s Choice Recommended Award
ITSA Best Game Award
Educational Toy Star Award
The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
Timberdoodle Award Winner
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Review by The Art Kit.
”With 80 challenges to complete, Horse Academy is particularly fun for those that love horses but it’s equally fun for any child, even if they don’t currently hold that interest.”
”With Horse Academy, you have 80 challenges and have to put the obstacles in order as the challenge lists them and make it to the exit. It was fun to beat the challenge and also pretend play with the horse clearing all the jumps. This game helps build cognitive skills, including spatial insight, planning, and problem-solving. It’s a great size and perfect for quiet time play.”
”As a homeschooling mom of two elementary-aged children, I like having one-person games that focus on cognitive skills. While working with her brother, our daughter can have fun while building her critical thinking skills.”
”I love how it is appropriate for a wide range of ages. The horse piece and the colored jumps give it kid appeal, but the puzzles will challenge your thinking skills regardless of your age or education level.”
”We got Horse Academy for our 7-year-old daughter and she loved this one-player game that builds on logic skills and critical thinking skills. I was also surprised to learn that my 3-year-old son also loves Horse Academy and does really well with the beginner challenges.”
”Horse Academy is a single person (or multiple person cooperative game) where you try to figure out the correct path the horse needs to take to get through the course. It starts off easy and gets progressively harder and it is a great game to play a level every day of homeschool or even just for fun to see how far you can get.”