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Helen Barnes (UK)


Always great to stand at the bottom of the run with a long lens to get those feet in the air shots, and Flo’s feathers make it that bit more interesting!

Taken at the BHAA International Match vs the Netherlands in 2016. 

Rider and horse: Charley Clifford riding Flo


Nikon D3200, 170mm, 1/1600s, f5.6, ISO:400


Milanie Roos (South Africa)


Bareback Indian  - I heard by accident of the competition.  I immediately made my way to the competition and this was my first encounter with mounted archery.  As you can see, I took the photo at 12 noon and I was delighted with the outcome.  I never realize how much skill the riders must have to ride and still use both hands to shoot the bow and arrow

Rider and horse: Jacques van der Westhuizen on Zorro


Canon EOS 5D mk3, 600mm, 1/1328s, f5.6, ISO:400


Nicola West (UK)


This photo  was taken during a break, on the first training session at Avalon Mounted Archers in Somerset run by Cotteswold Mounted Archers from neighbouring Gloucestershire.

Pony: Thunder, owned by Naomi Lucas 


Nikon D3200, 1/500s, f4.2, ISO: 400


Vicky Kramer (USA)

"Wait for it, wait for it" the Qabaq - Wild Wild West International Competition, Arizona

Rider and horse: Nb Tegshee on Jenny 


Canon Rebel T5i - Lens 18-35mm, 1/2000s, f5, ISO:320


Ylwa Woxmark (Sweden)

Sunset - This picture is from DHA Hunt track Cup 2016 and the beach track "Midsummer night's dream" where the audience enjoyed a beautiful sunset in Rättvik with their picnic baskets looking at some of the world's absolutely best horseback archers.

Rider and horse: Alex Lockwood and Northswedish horse "Best-Jo" 


Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 100mm, 1/2000s, f10, ISO:3200


Vicky Kramer (USA)

Formidable Young Warrior - Wild Wild West International Competition, Arizona

Rider and horse: Oh Hyeok riding Jax 

Canon Rebel T5i - Lens 18-35mm, 1/1000s, f5, ISO:100


Tyler Horan (USA)


This photo  was taken during the qabaq event at the 2016 STAR International Horseback Archery Competition in Seguin Texas. Serena hit 4 out of 6 times at sub-9s pace which won her first place in the event. 

Pony: Serena Lynn on Moonshine

Samsung-SM-G890A, 1/2000s, f1.9, ISO: 40


Anders O Jönsson (Sweden)

This picture was taken during the Horseback Archery competition we held at the Swedish National Knights Tournament at Hovdala May 2016.

Rider and horse: Katarina Kock on Barcos Fancy Cat


Nikon D5100, Nikkor 70-300mm, 1/2000s, f5.6, ISO:400

Ylwa Woxmark (Sweden)

World Class - The picture is from DHA Hunt track Cup 2016 and the beach track "Midsummer night's dream" which they won! The couple also attracted an author/photographer who was visiting the beach that night and became a part of the book "Discover Dalecarlia" released in November 2016

Rider and horse: Anna Sokolska and Pintabian "Zero Dreams' Eye Catcher"


Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 100mm, 1/1600s, f8, ISO:3200

Marianne Lawrence (United Kingdom)


Here Simon is practising on Thistle with his Yumi bow and 46" arrows.

The bow is so long I couldn't zoom in very close!! 

Rider and horse: Simon Harding on Thistle


Canon EOS 40D, 200mm, 1/800s, f5, ISO:400


Ali Ghoorchian (Iran)


Anna training a long distance single shot last winter at the Persian Horseback Archery center.

Rider and horse: Anna Minkkinen from Finland on Gustaw pure Arabian stallion




Ali Ghoorchian (Iran)


Target at dusk




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