International Horseback Archery Alliance

The IHAA was established in late 2013.

IHAA Purpose and Statutes

The International Horseback Archery Alliance (IHAA) has the following objectives:

  • To promote the sport of horseback archery internationally both through being the international federation for horseback archery and via the broader support of the horseback archery community
  • To promote the highest standards of horsemanship and safety within horseback archery
  • To bring together the organisations who are in charge in their countries of the organization of horseback archery, referred to in these Statutes as Member Associations (MAs) on an international level
  • To use all means to facilitate relations and understanding between the different Member Associations; to give them support, help and encouragement; to strengthen their authority and prestige
  • To co-ordinate and harmonise activities and rules between the Member Associations
  • To organise, regulate, develop and promote international horseback archery meetings and competitions, and support the training and qualification of judges
  • To organise and promote the IHAA Grading System
  • To organise and promote IHAA postal matches
  • To draw national and international authorities' attention to any issue and regulation directly or indirectly concerning horseback archery
  • To take an interest, on an international level, in all horse- or archery related issues relative to horseback archery, as well as any question which could be directly or indirectly linked with one of the above mentioned subjects, or any other similar or related subject

IHAA Governance

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 on 3-year terms, are:
    • President: Alan Le Gall (Fra)
    • Vice president: Claire Sawyer (UK)
    • Secretary: Deirdre Janse van Rensburg (South Africa)
    • Treasurer: Anders O Jönsson (Swe)
  • The IHAA Board is comprised of the president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and the following reps:
    • Katrina Kruse (Australia)
    • Elizabeth Tinnan (USA)
    • Andrew Ó Donnghaile (Ireland)
    • Wojtek Osiecki (Poland)
    • Ali Fawad Chaudhary (Pakistan)
    • Alperen Alkan (Türkiye)
    • Shalihin Ahmaddullah (Singapore)
    • Uwe Schneider (Canada)
  • Various subcommittees and individuals are involved in running different services that the IHAA provides.

IHAA Committee: Country Representatives

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.

  • Australia (Australian Horse Archery Association) - Liberty Deaman
  • Austria (Austrian Horseback Archery Association) - Birgit Bühler
  • Belgium (Horseback Archery Association Belgium - Anne Depiesse
  • Brazil (Arquearia Montada Brasil) - Eduardo "Onon" Elorza
  • Canada (Canadian Federation of Mounted Archery) - Uwe Schneider
  • China (中国少数民族体育协会马文化运动委员会骑射运动中心) - Li Zhang
  • Czech Republic (Equestrian Archery Czech Republic) - Veronika Zídková
  • Denmark (Horseback Archery Denmark) - Heidi Hedegaard
  • Finland (Suomen Ratsastusjousiampujain Liitto ry) - Bea Wilen
  • France (Fédération Française D'équitation) - Alan le Gall
  • Germany (Die Steppenreiter e.V.) - Hannah Erndl
  • Greece (ΩΡΙΩΝ - ΕΛΛΗΝΕΣ ΙΠΠΟΤΟΞΟΤΕΣ) - Chara-Sabrina Polyzopoulou
  • Hungary (Magyar Lovasíjász Akadémia Sport Egyesület) - Christoph Némethy
  • Indonesia (Persatuan Pemanah Berkuda Indonesia) - Didi Supandi
  • Indonesia, National Partner Association (Indonesia Equestrian Archery) - Gustiana Ranu Hidayat
  • Iran (Persian Archers) - Sina Ahmadi
  • Ireland (Horseback Archery Ireland) - Andrew Ó Donnghaile
  • Italy (Federazione Italiana Turismo Equestre e TREC - ANTE) - Aurelia Del Guerra
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan (Ассоциация Этноспорта Республики Казахстан) - Yeldos Badashev
  • Luxembourg (D’Arc Angels Luxemburg) - Géraldine Feltz
  • Mexico (Asociacion Nacional de Arqueria Ecuestre) - Jesus Najera Martinez
  • Mongolia (Монголын Морьт Харвааны Холбоо) - Munkhbold Damdinjav
  • Moldova (Moldova Horseback Archery Association) - Dumitru Baljicov
  • New Zealand (New Zealand Horse Archery Association) - Petra Wilson
  • Pakistan (Pakistan Horse and Mounted Archery Federation) - Ali Fawad Chaudhary
  • Paraguay (Horseback Archery Association Paraguay) - Regina Beyer
  • Poland (Polskie Stowarzyszenie Łucznictwa Konnego) - Wojtek Osiecki
  • Portugal (Escola Portuguesa de Tiro com Arco a Cavalo (EPTAC)) - Joao Pedro Santos
  • Romania (Asociatia de Tir cu Arcul Calare) - Dan Manolachescu
  • Russia (Федерация конной стрельбы из лука России) - Sergey Odinokov
  • Singapore (Horse Archery Association of Singapore) - Shalihin Ahmaddullah
  • Slovakia (Slovenskí Jazdeckí Lukostrelci) - Filip Dikant
  • South Africa (Mounted Archery Association of South Africa) - Deirdre Janse van Rensburg
  • South Korea (사단법인 한국마상무예협회) - Jang Kyun, Suk
  • Spain (Horseback Archery España) - Giulia Picca
  • Sweden (Svenska Bågskytteförbundet) - Ann-Sofie Wredendal
  • Switzerland (Berittenes Bogenschiessen Schweiz) - Lilianne d'Allens
  • Netherlands (Mounted Mounted Archery Association of the Netherlands) - Siem Budding
  • Taiwan (騎射臺灣) - Greg Chung
  • Turkey (Turkish Traditional Equestrian Sports Federation) - Emrah Koç
  • UAE (Kaber Stables) - Mahmoud Qalyoubi
  • UK (British Horseback Archery Association) - Claire Sawyer
  • USA (Mounted Archery Association of the Americas) - Elizabeth Tinnan

IHAA Membership Information

The IHAA will only affiliate one organisation per country, this would ordinarily be the National Governing Body for horseback archery in that country.
IHAA member associations must have a national scope, in geographical terms.
Please see the PDF of membership conditions for more information on applying for membership.

The benefits of membership are:

  • Access to IHAA Competitions
  • Use of the IHAA Grading System
  • Access to shared resources for developing horseback archery
  • Involvement in IHAA committee discussions and a vote on decisions.
    Help to shape the growth and development the sport of horseback archery

An annual membership fee is payable, which is linked to the size of each member association. Affiliate Membership is available (at a reduced fee) to those countries for whom horseback archery is still in the introductory and development stage. They get most of the benefits of IHAA membership and support and guidance in developing horseback archery in their country, but no vote on committee matters.

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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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