This is a single day competition, there will be no horses to hire. CCR equestrian is an event centre with a 100m by 50m arena, high fences at each end. There will be 3 events: Walk/Trot (split & track TBC) Raid 1-2-3 Slingshot 3 The slingshot is a variation of the IHAA slingshot track, modified to fit better in an arena, additional time will be added to the par to allow safely turning (walk/trot permitted when turning but all shots must be taken from canter). Each class costs £23, or as a package for £60 Rosettes and prizes to the victors, plus rosettes for the highest scoring iHBA participants in each class.
As this event is being held in December challenges not usually faced by horseback archery competitions are presented, most likely in adverse weather. In the event of weather where it is deemed unsafe to proceed the decision will be taken as early as possible, no later than 72hrs in advance. If possible, the event may be rescheduled (with a likely date of the 19th of December) but this will be down to the organiser’s discretion. Refunds will be given where possible; it is expected that at least partial refunds (£20/per class) will be given if it is necessary to cancel Insufficient entries & late entries: in the event of insufficient entries the competition will not go ahead. A decision on this will be taken no later than the 10th of December.
Running of the day: The event will begin at 9am with a safety briefing. Group start times for each event will be published closer to the event. A second safety briefing will take place specifically for competitors in the unique ‘slingshot’ event after the first 2 classes. HORSEBACK ARCHERY IS A RISK SPORT. IT IS EXPECTED THAT COMPETITIORS ONLY ENTER CLASSES FOR WHICH THEY ARE CAPABLE. The event is only open to BHAA members but there are no requirements for club affiliation. The event will take place in an arena where there are also jumps. These fences will have been removed from crucial areas but please be aware that this is not an empty field. The BHAA club horseback archer is required for all canter classes. IT IS DECEMBER, IT WILL BE COLD AND GET DARK QUICKLY. GENERAL FAFFING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. BRING LOTS OF LAYERS
Slingshot class track diagram (RIGHT). Arrows may be drawn from a quiver, belt or sash or from the hand. Primarily follows IHAA procedure as for slingshot 5 & 6