Horseback archery, also commonly referred to as mounted archery and horse archery, has seen a great surge of interest in the last 20 years, leading to a vibrant worldwide community today. There are two main strands running through the sport today, one is the research, revival and maintaining of traditional horseback archery, the second is its development as a modern sport. It should be noted that these two strands often overlap and interweave with one another.
The BHAA aims to further the sport of horseback archery within Great Britain. We are trying to raise the profile of the sport and provide opportunities for newcomers to have a go, through one of our affiliated schools or clubs. For those who are already active mounted archers we organise training weekends and competitions and run the BHAA qualifications scheme and the IHAA grades.
The BHAA has affiliated centres where tuition can be provided on the centre's horses or your own. A centre would be expected to have horseback archery specific insurance and a riding school licence.
Affiliated clubs are less formal arrangements - a group of like minded individuals gathering for horseback archery training or practice together. All affiliated club members must join the BHAA in order to comply with insurance requirements.