Firstly, please save the date for our Annual General Meeting: 3pm on 20th November (online via Zoom). This is a great opportunity to review everything that the BHAA has been up to in the last year and discuss what you, as a member, want to see from the BHAA in 2023. In addition, we’ll be holding elections for new Directors i.e. the Board of the BHAA. Each Director is elected for a 3 year term. If you’re interested in learning more about joining the Board then please get in touch with our Chair, Becca Sweetman: email@example.com The rough timeline is as follows: – 15th September: open Board meeting – any member who is interested in joining the Board is welcome to join to learn more about the roles & responsibilities of the Board – October: nominations for Board members will open – early November: members will vote for who they wish to join the Board – 20th November: results announced at the AGM The Board is supported by Committee members who help with specific areas e.g. events, safeguarding, membership enquiries. Do consider if there’s something you’d like to contribute and we’ll be sending out more information closer to the AGM. Many Directors take on a Committee position initially before becoming a Director as it’s a good way to learn more about the running of the BHAA.
If you attended our summer events, please fill in this feedback form to help us plan even better events for next year.
European Championships Applications now open for the European Championships, to be held in France from 20-25th September. We’ll be sending a GB team of 3-4 people. Given the timeline you need to apply fast – applications close in one week on 7th August! Here’s the form with more information about the event: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5xYGF0CVr_UwMqtHWtieRcoUkFlpmDV7NfPkt65Ll41vn4w/viewform We’ll also provide a further update as soon as the IHAA confirm the exact venue and pricing. World Championships The World Championships have been postponed for a number of years due to covid. They will next be held in Mongolia in September 2023. Please complete the same form to express your interest in applying. Junior Nationals The Junior Nationals are taking place at the end of this week, 4-6th Aug at New Leaf Triangle in Melton Mowbray. Spectators welcome. The Festival of Horseback Archery and Senior Nationals There’s still time to sign up to attend the training camp and/or competition. Please see the events page on the website for more info: https://www.bhaa.org.uk/events/ 22-28th August at New Leaf Triangle.
Expressions of interest. This year we have an exciting programme of summer events: Junior Summer training Camp Junior Championship Festival of Horseback Archery Senior Championship We are trying to get an understanding of the demand for these events. If you are interested in attending any of these events please vote in the poll below (by the way this is not a formal registration, it’s just to help us gauge the interest). Also you can now pay for the events in three monthly instalments. Please let Pay for BHAA events in instalments You can now pay for the summer BHAA events In three monthly instalments. These events are open to all and are a great opportunity to meet people from other clubs. Develop new skills and test your skills on full-size tracks. You don’t need to be a fantastic archer to compete, and this year we are including inclusive horseback archery classes in both the Junior and Senior Championships.
The BHAA is pleased to announce our largest ever programme of events. We have tried to include something for everyone. This year’s events are all based at New Leaf Triangle, and we are extremely grateful to Troy Shaw and his team for hosting the BHAA. The events are now open for booking on the BHAA website and below is a summary of the dates and events. FAQs
This year the BHAA has organised its first ever coaches training camps. In the last two months we’ve run 2 camps in Wales for a group of 7 new coaches. Then this weekend we followed up with a two day coaches training camp to both introduce some new coaches to the sport and to support existing coaches to reach their next level of qualification. The attendees came from the across the UK – England, Wales & Scotland – and were taught by Simon Harding, a BHAA Advanced Coach. The BHAA is very grateful to the Knights of Middle England for hosting this event. Several of the new coaches are already riding instructors looking to offer horseback archery coaching as part of their services. The coaches managed to sign off significant parts of their logbooks at the event and will continue to develop their horse archery skills over the rest of the year. Becca Sweetman, Chair of the BHAA, who organised the event said, “To grow the sport we need three things: venues, coaches and horses. In the last few years we’ve seen an increase in the number of Affiliated Schools, with two building dedicated all-weather horseback archery tracks. This year we wanted to focus on coaches, particularly trying to target areas of the UK that don’t currently have a local qualified coach. It has been wonderful to receive so much interest from prospective coaches, and with new Clubs and Affiliated Schools already being planned, I’m really excited to see how …
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The time to renew your BHAA membership is fast approaching on the 1st of April. Here are six reasons why you should renew: Reason 1: Insurance As of the 1st April 2021, BHAA membership includes Personal Liability insurance up to £2m. This cover is for both ground and mounted training. The full conditions are on the BHAA Insurance page; make sure you understand the conditions that apply to this insurance. This is a huge benefit to members, the peace of mind from knowing that you are insured to participate in horseback archery. Reason 2: Local Clubs The BHAA supports a network of local clubs. The local clubs are the backbone of the BHAA, supporting new and existing members with local training, summer camps, regional competitions and social events. The clubs in this network all work as part of the BHAA family to promote and encourage participation. To join a local club, you also need to be a member of the BHAA. Reason 3: National and local events This year the BHAA has extended the range of events we offer members. Including national and local events. These include the Junior and Senior National Championships, a festival of Horseback Archery and training for new and existing coaches. Reason 4: Qualifications To raise and maintain the standards of Horseback Archery and ensure it continues to be a safe sport, the BHAA has developed a range of qualifications. From the basics of club horseback archer to advanced coach, these qualifications mean we can all …
We’re delighted to announce the GB Team that we will be sending to the 3 stages of the IHAA European Grand Prix Series (Grunwald, Poland late April/early May, Kayseri, Turkey in June and Gauchoux, France in August). Congratulations to the following people who have been selected following a record number of applications: – Grunwald, 30th April -3rd May: Nick White, Ross Baugh, Oli Secker and Éowyn Barnes-Short, all members of the Cotteswold Mounted Archers – Kayseri, 16-19th June: Claire Sawyer (South Downs Horse Archers), Emily Massey (Ribble Valley Mounted Archers), Troy Shaw (New Leaf Triangle) and Cora Moore – Gauchoux, 26-28th Aug: Michael Ruby (Cotteswold Mounted Archers), Dan Sawyer, Becca Sweetman (London Horse Archers) and Ros Jones (Cotteswold Mounted Archers) Some of these riders first represented GB in the IHAA World Grand Prix Series and we’re very excited for them that normal competitions have resumed and they can enjoy competing in person alongside the other national teams. We wish the team all the best for their training and we look forward to sharing photos and updates on their progress at the competitions.
We have updated the BHAA website, we hope you like the new design. It’s much easier to use and offers more features, such as event booking and a members’ download area. Below are some instructions on how to register and renew your membership. The old Club Buzz usernames and passwords will not work with this new site. Existing members will need to re-join from scratch and create a new account using the instructions below. We decided that it should be best to start with fresh data from scratch so if you have previously been a member you will need to re-join the BHAA. It is very easy; just complete the following steps: Step 1: Click on Join Now, even if you are already a member, or follow this link https://www.bhaa.org.uk/join-now/ Step 2: Select your membership level: Step 3: Complete the registration form, including: The member’s details, name, e-mail and password Your club, for example Cotteswold Mounted Archers, if you are currently a club member. If you’re not a club member you can leave this blank. The billing details, i.e. who is paying for the membership Payment card details. These are processed securely by our payment processor Stripe. Your membership lasts 12 months from the date you join and should automatically renew next year. Membership FAQs