Mounted Archery Grading and Ranking

The International Horseback Archery Alliance is an organization devoted to encouraging the standardization of rules and scoring systems for horseback archers around the world.  The Mounted Archery Association of the Americas works very closely with the IHAA as the governing body and representative for the United States.  Below you will find more information on the various options for grading and participating in postal matches through IHAA.

 

This grading system for assessing the skill level of horseback archers has been set up with the following aims:

  • To allow mounted archers to have a fixed standard with which they can compare their ability from season to season, individually or against friends, so that they can monitor their improvement and find encouragement to practice and improve.

  • To provide an achievable goal for anyone in the sport, from beginners to experts.

  • As more people enter the sport grading provides a structure by which people may be grouped in competitions, so that they are competing against opponents of similar standard, and all have a chance to win against their peers.

  • To allow competition organizers to identify those with sufficient ability to compete at a particular event and potentially satisfy insurers of the competence of participants.   

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