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Applications for BHAA Qualifications

se this form to apply for BHAA qualifications. Pin badges are available for all qualifications but please note that they are the same at each level for both practical and coaching qualifications (ie intermediate horseback archer and intermediate coach have the same badge)...

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Presentations

The BHAA has put together the following presentations to aid those studying for Intermediate or Advanced qualifications. Click on the pictures below: If you are studying for the coaching qualifications you will need to download Module F here. When you are ready to take the online coaching theory tests please contact cotteswoldma@gmail.com...

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IHAA Rule Book

The International  Horseback  Archery  Alliance  (IHAA)  was launched in  January  2014. Its main aim was to produce a standardised set of rules, for two main reasons: the variation between countries and the potential for confusion, and to allow grading and postal matches to run worldwide. The IHAA’s rules were first edition in May 2018; the Tower and Skirmish rules were released in May 2020. The IHAA’s focus is on the multi-discipline event which we have termed Horseback Eventing (HBAE). This recognises the expertise of the archer and horse whose skills and adaptability to succeed in three varied events; the Tower, Raid, and Hunt tracks. All three contribute equally to the overall result. As in 3-day eventing, the partnership must be versatile and exhibit a range of skills. Greater horsemanship and expertise is required here than in mastering any single element. The HBAE rules have been designed specifically to work within the multi-disciplinary event structure and to allow people to be competitive at any speed. The rules here may also be used for stand-alone events in local competitions and IHAA’s postal matches or grading....

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BHAA RSO & Referee Qualifications

Thank you for your interest in studying for the BHAA’s Range Safety Officer or Referee qualifications.  Range  Safety  Officers  are  important  to  support  the  safe  and  efficient  running  of  ground  archery  and  mounted archery sessions; through both considered preparation of a safe shooting area to dynamic assessments of the local environment  and  ground  conditions,  monitoring  and  anticipating  the  behaviour  of  archers,  horses  and  any  other individuals in the vicinity of the range.  BHAA qualified Referees have all the responsibilities of an RSO but in addition must have a sound knowledge of the  IHAA  rules:  both  of  the  theory  and  their  fair  application.  Referees  must  understand  the  detail  of  all  tasks involved  in  the  running  of  a  competition  and  be  able  to  the  run  an  efficient  competition  that  is  fun  and  fair  for participants, interesting for spectators and safe for everyone. ...

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BHAA Advanced Coach Qualification

Thank you for your interest in studying for the Advanced Coach qualification. This qualification will allow you to teach  all  shots  and  tracks.  It  is  ideal  for  those  coaches  who  wish  to  make  horseback  archery  tuition  their profession and those who coach in a voluntary capacity and aspire to pursue their horseback archery teaching to the highest level. Coaches of this calibre may be involved in the long term strategic planning of athlete and squad  development  within  regional  or  national  teams;  mentoring  and  guiding  in  overall  athlete  health  (good  nutrition, cross-training, injury avoidance or recovery), mental preparation and fine-tuning performance for a specific event.  Objective:  These candidates must demonstrate detailed knowledge and advanced practical ability in horseback archery and the  associated  fields  of  archery,  riding  and  horsemanship;  insofar  as  they  pertain  to  the  skills  required  of  a horseback  archer.  They  have  also  demonstrated  an  ability  to  critically  assess  safety  and  good  coaching  and mentoring skills. ...

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BHAA Intermediate Coach Qualification

Thank you for your interest in studying for the Intermediate Coach qualification. This qualification will allow you to teach a much broader range of shots and therefore allow your students to try out a greater variety of tracks.  This booklet contains all the syllabus details and sign-off sheets required for this qualification, except for Module F (coaching theory) which is available separately.  Objective:  These candidates must demonstrate good knowledge and practical ability in horseback archery and the associated fields of archery, riding and horsemanship. The Intermediate Coach must provide a good level of training horseback archers in a club setting and for those who are wishing to compete at grassroots level, so a good understanding of coaching practise and the ability to critically assess safety is required....

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BHAA Club Coach Qualification

Thank you for your interest in studying for the Club Coach qualification. To share our fantastic sport with new riders or to help existing horsearchers to hone their skills is very rewarding. Coaches are the foundations which horseback archery in the UK stands upon. Thank you for giving your time and sharing your expertise and enthusiasm.This booklet contains all the syllabus details and sign-off sheets required for this qualification, except for Module F (coaching theory) which is available separately.Objective:These candidates must demonstrate good knowledge and practical ability in horseback archery and the associated fields of archery, riding and horsemanship. The Club Coach must provide a good level of basic training horseback archers in a club setting, so a good understanding of coaching practise and the ability to critically assess safety is required....

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BHAA Advanced Horseback Archer Qualification

Thank you for your interest in studying for the Advanced Horseback Archer qualification. We hope that this syllabus will provide a structure and challenge for you to enjoy refining your knowledge and expertise in horseback archery.  This booklet contains all the syllabus content, guidance and the logbook sheets for this qualification.  Objective:  These candidates must demonstrate detailed knowledge and advanced practical ability in horseback archery and the associated fields of riding and archery, insofar as they pertain to the skills required of a horseback archer. They have also demonstrated a good equine knowledge and an ability to critically assess safety ...

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BHAA Intermediate Horseback Archer Qualification

Thank you for your interest in studying for the Intermediate Horseback Archer qualification. We hope that this wil provide a structure for you to enjoy developing your knowledge and expertise in horseback archery and open doors for training and competition on more advanced tracks.   This booklet contains all the syllabus details and sign-off sheets required for this qualification. This booklet is for canter candidates. A separate booklet is available for those wishing to qualify at walk.  Objective:  Candidates must demonstrate good knowledge and practical ability in horseback archery and the associated fields of riding and archery. They must also demonstrate general equine husbandry knowledge and an ability to critically assess safety.   The  BHAA  Intermediate  Horseback  Archer  qualification  indicates  that  a  rider  has  achieved  the  level  of  being  a competent club and domestic competition horseback archer....

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