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What are the dimensions of a horseshoe pit?

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According to the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association, a horseshoe pit must be between 43 and 75 inches long and between 31 and 36 inches wide. The stake is placed in the center of the pit.

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The NHPA allows clay, dirt, sand and certain synthetic surfaces to be used as the pit substance. The chosen pit substance must be at least 4 inches deep. The stake is to be 1 inch in diameter and between 14 and 15 inches tall. The playing court for horseshoes is 6 feet wide and 46 feet long, with the opposing stakes spaced 40 feet apart.

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