GRADES

Tables of scores required for grades

Please note that IHAA grades can only be gained through awarding bodies sanctioned by the IHAA.


Student grading table

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S1 requires a shooting accuracy of 10%, S2 of 15%, S3 of 20%, S4 of 25%, S5 of 35% and S6 of 45%.

Speed doesn't matter, only shooting accuracy - the only requirement is that you maintain a canter. So grading can now be done without even needing a stopwatch.

Horse Archer grading tables

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The Raid scores require you to get a certain percentage of the maximum possible score (shooting and speed points combined). For HA1 this is 30%, increasing in a stepwise manner to 80% for HA8 and 90% for HA10.

We cross-check the balance between events on the grading table with real data and assess whether adjustments are required every 2 years. Over the winter of 2019/20 a dataset of 1500 sets of competition and grading results was examined to ensure that the Raid and Tower scores were properly aligned throughout the range of HA grades.

​Horseback archery is a sport where a prolonged period of study and practise should be expected. The HA grades are difficult to achieve, and the highest levels will be attainable by only a few. The attainment of the HA grades is designed to be a lifelong pursuit and for their achievement to be truly valuable.


In 2020 2 new grades were introduced to the existing set: HA9 and HA10!

Walk Trot grading tables

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Scoresheets for grading applications

Please note that IHAA grades can only be gained through awarding bodies sanctioned by the IHAA.

Please submit to your awarding body according to their preference, ie by email, post or in person.

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The IHAA was established in late 2013.

Bringing the Global community of Horseback Archers together via Postal Matches and a standardised Grading System.

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