The IHAA, International Horseback Archery Alliance

The IHAA was established in late 2013.


Our objectives are to:

  • Run international postal competitions that are open to everyone whatever their nationality or school / club affiliation. Challenges may be set by different individuals and clubs but we will provide a central location for posting rules and scores.

  • Encourage the use of a unified set of rules and scoring systems for the most common events.

  • Provide a grading system for the sport that will allow horseback archers to quantify their achievements and give them measurable goals to strive for.

  • Provide a central location where people can easily access a list of future events and past results around the world.

  • Provide an easily accessible database of courses with rules, course diagrams and scoresheets for new and existing disciplines and events so that people can try a new course to add interest to their training.


The set up of the IHAA is:

  • The officers of the IHAA run the Alliance on a day to day basis. They have been voted in by the committee of national representatives.
    The current officers, who will serve till Jan '21, are:
    President: Alan le Gall (Fra)  
    Claire Sawyer (UK),
    Treasurer: Anders O'Jonsson (US) 

  • Each country involved with the IHAA may nominate a representative to be part of a committee which discusses and votes on the IHAA's affairs.
    The countries currently involved are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the UK, the Ukraine and the USA.

  • The representatives of the member nationals are:
    Katrina Kruse (Australia),
    Silvia Jordan (Austria),
    John Batta (Belgium),

    Chen Liang (China),
    Futte Enevoldsen (Denmark),
    Katarina Cozmei (Finland),
    Alan Le Gall (France),
    Angela Graefen (Germany),

    Dimitrios Christou (Greece),
    Christoph Nemethy (Hungary),
    Harsum D H Putra (Indonesia), 
    Andrew Ó Donnghaile (Ireland),
    Tanaka-san (Japan),
    Bettina Pratt (Luxembourg),
    Arno Hendriks (The Netherlands),
    Wojtek Osiecki (Poland), 
    Sergey Odinokov (Russia),
    Daniel Griffin (SA),
    Shalihin Ahmaddullah (Singapore)

    Paul Jeffrey (Spain),
    Anders O Jonsson (Sweden),
    Emrah Koç (Turkey), 
    Dan Sawyer (UK),
    Stanislawa Kirichenko (Ukraine)
    Greg Ogburn (US).

This link details our expectation of those wishing to join the IHAA, and what they can expect in return. Please take a look and get in contact if you are still interested. 



We would like to thank the following bodies for all that they have done and continue to do to develop horseback archery, record the colourful history of this martial art and innovate with exciting new courses that provide new challenges.





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