Name: Mamluk 90
Track required: 90 meters long, 2m wide
Equipment required: 4 FITA80 targets, and a timing gate or stopwatches.
Canter or gallop must be maintained throughout the runs
The rider may start the run with an arrow nocked
All other arrows must be carried in the quiver or belt. They may be retrieved one or multiple arrows at a time
Arrows may only be released within the 90m track, ie they may not be shot before the start post or after the finish post
For target positioning see the diagram (7m away / next to track / 3m offside)
The event can be run with 3 to 6 runs, determined by the event organizer.
- Standard scoring of 1 – 5 points
- As long as 1 arrow hits, speed points are gained (or lost) at 1pt/s for riding the track in less (or more) than the par time of 14s for 90m.
- These speed points are added to (or subtracted from) the arrow score.
- There is a maximum gain of 5 speed points per run, ie going faster than 9s for 90m gains no more speed points
- A score may not be less that 0 once speed penalties have been applied
- 5 bonus points are gained if all 4 targets are hit
- The ground shot (target 2) may be shot Jarmaki style (ie behind the head) but there are no bonus points for using this technique over any other
In case of a tie the rider with more arrow points wins
Developed by: Neil Payne, Dan and Claire Sawyer, Oisin Curtis, Simon Harding (BHAA, UK)
Historical aspect: -
Benefits: Tests a variety of shots that come quickly one after the other, putting pressure on to nock quickly.
Safety notes: Ensure a safe area behind the offside target and that horses waiting after completion of the track are not at risk of missed offside shots
Added to database: Nov '15