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Last Updated: Thursday June 11 2009 12:56 GMT

What sports would you mash up?

Jon and Wispa

Jon tries out horseball

Sportsround's been inspired. When we learned about horseball, a sport that involves basketball skills, rugby skills and horse riding we got excited.

The aim of the game is to score baskets - the ball is thrown, caught, grabbed from the floor - all by players on horseback.

So that got us thinking, what sports would mash up together to make fun new pastimes?

Mini-moto tennis? Football on ice? What do you think? Send us your ideas.

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"I'd love swimming and tennis. It'd be so cool. I'd call it Swinis. You'd serve and all that above the water and move about underwater."

Miranda, 9, Glasgow, Scotland

"I would mash horse-riding and dodgeball together, because it would be cool! People would ride horses and throw soft balls at each other. The riders would have to use different speeds and change directions to get away from the balls!"

Bailey, 10, Kent, England

"I would mash horse-riding and football to make horsefoot. The people would ride on horses and have a goalkeeper on foot. The horses would kick the ball!"

Rhys, 10, Kent, England

"I would mash cricket and football together, because they would go together well. The batsman would hit the ball with the bat, but the fielders could kick the ball to return it."

Cooper, 10, Kent, England

"I think horse ball is a good game to play because it has got three sports all in one."

Hollie, 10, Canterbury, England

"I think horse ball is cool and exiting. It's good to see two sports put together. But what would you do if you couldn't reach the ball? I would like to see football and basketball together. You can use your feet and hands, it would be awesome!!!"

Laura, 10, Canterbury, England

"I think they should combine swimming and football because it will be a challenge and we should combine more sports like hockey and horse riding, football and basketball."

Stacey, 10, Canterbury, England

"I think that horse ball is a great idea because anyone can play."

David, 10, Kent, England

"I'd love to combine basketball and scuba diving, to invent some sort of deep sea basketball game, it would be great fun!"

Mark, 9, London, England

"I would like swimming and netball, cool mixture!!

Mollie, 11, Liverpool, England

"I'd have basketball on water, in canoes."

Alexandra, 7, Wales

"I would definitely put cricket, netball and dancing together! They're my favourite sports of all time!"

Jenny, 11, Surrey, England

"I would mash up dancing with juggling sticks on fire."

Bethany, 11, Lancaster, England

"I'd try to mix horse-riding and tennis. You'd canter around whilst hitting the ball!"

Elise, 11, Hertfordshire, England

"I would mash up cricket, horse riding and dodgeball! If you didn't dodge the cricket ball you would have a big lump on your head!!"

Alexandra, 9, Abu Dhabi, UAE

"I would mash up football and cricket - it would be called footet"

Heather, 10, Greater Manchester, England

"I think there should be a tennis game on horseback, I have a horse and love tennis it's a perfect match!"

Rosie, 10, Eastbourne, England

"I would mash up netball and swimming! Sort of like water polo or flipper ball but better! I love swimming and netball so it would be awesome!!!"

Hannah, 12, New Zealand

"I would mix up dancing and horse-riding because I'd love to see a horse dancing, it would be hilarious!"

Mia, 9, Basingstoke, England

"I would mash gymnastics and racing, so you would race someone down the tumbling track, while doing gymnastics!"

Christiana, 13, Lisbon, Portugal

"I would do rounders and lacrosse so you had to get round people and poles before you got stumped out at fourth base."

Sophie, 13, Bedfordshire, England

"I would mix basketball and hockey. It shall be called Hockeyball."

Max, 14, Cardiff, Wales

"I would probably have a mixture of swimming and rounders because I love them both so much."

Rachel, 10, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"I would mash up dancing athletics, gymnastics, dancing and trampolining, because I love all these things. I would probably jump on a trampoline, hang on a bar and do flips while dancing while hurling!"

Elllie, 12, England

"I would mash up swimming and badminton or dance."

Lizzie, 12, England

"I would make a mix of horse-riding and tennis."

Rachel, 9, Northern Ireland

"At school we mix rounders and cricket and call it crowenders. It's great fun. All you have to do is hit with a cricket bat and run to the bases. It's a laugh, I love it !!"

Louise, 11, Surrey, England

"I would combine swimming and basketball - that would be more fun than regular swimming or basketball."

Tayla, 11, North Yorkshire, England

"I would mash up handball, football and cricket."

Joe, 9, Bedfordshire, England

"I have tried a mix of trampolining and volleyball called Aeroball, which is really fun."

Nina, 13, Halifax, England

"I've played tennis with a table tennis ball! It's very fun."

Zainab, 14, London, England

"Rock climbing & dodge ball!"

Kara, 12, Orkney, Scotland

"I would definitely put cricket, netball and dancing together! They're my favourite sports of all time!"

Jenny, 11, Surrey, England

"There should be go karting and tennis! Play tennis whilst you drive, tricky!"

Mazzy, 13, Leicester, England

"Rowing, tag, and tennis."

David, 13, Oxford, England

"I would mash up handball, football and cricket."

Joe, 9, Sharnbrook, England

"I think we should have dancing and hockey because I love hockey and dancing."

Emily, 10, Belfast, Northern Ireland

"I'd like to mix up horse riding and badminton (Or rugby and swimming, or hockey and athletics)"

Georgia, 11, Cambridge, England

"I would mix water polo and lap swimming races because I love water polo and racing!"

Aisling, 12, Galway, Ireland

"Squash and dancing would be weird, but awesome!"

Charlotte, 13, Dundee, Scotland

"Why not mix up footie and cricket? That would be a laugh!"

Hannah, 10, Hornchurch, England

"Probably a mixture of karate and hockey."

Alice, 12, Essex, UK

"Basketball-occer it is football but you kick it in to someones hand who can throw it in to the basket."

Abbie, 11, Essex, England

"Horse riding and swimming, you cantered or galloped into the water, got off your horses and swam as far as you could, then get on! I love horse riding and swimming!"

Belle, 10, England

"I would mash up dancing and swimming because it would be really fun and look nice as well."

Rebecca, 10, Burntisland, Scotland

"I would create swimfooty, where you have to head butt the ball whilst swimming! It'd be much more fun than normal football."

Jasmine, 13, UK