Qualif badges

The BHAA uses two qualification systems, the first is the International IHAA grading system, which the BHAA administers in the UK. The second (outlined below) are the new UK specific BHAA qualifications. These have been developed by the BHAA in partnership with EQL, an independent body that runs the British Horse Society qualifications, and are tailored to UK horseback archers.

BHAA Qualifications

The BHAA qualifications require a rounded skill set, including safety, correct techniques and a knowledge of archery, equestrianism and the wider sport of horseback archery.

There are 3 basic types of qualification: horseback archery ability, coaching and safety/refereeing. There are 2 coaching levels and 3 practical levels, including 2 that are available at walk for young or disabled riders.

A 450 page manual to accompany the qualifications has just been updated and is available to buy here

The system is split into four syllabuses, A to D, covering Club, Intermediate and Advanced Horseback Archer and Club and Advanced Coach. Further information, including the logbooks for each qualification and application forms, is available in the members only section of the website.