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The Mounted Archery Of The Americas (MA3),was founded in 2005 by David Grey and Lukas Novotny. It was a club formed to bring back the resurrection of mounted archery that has caught the imagination and passion of people around the world.
The modern-day horse was domesticated about 5,000 years ago, chariot warriors, hunters, horseback warriors and horseback hunters reach back more than 2,000 years. It is no small matter to have an active connection with the Mongols on the steppes of Eurasia thousands of years ago and the Original Americans on the buffalo plains.
From the Cradle of Civilization, to Africa and Mongolia, through Asia and across Europe to the Americas, brave and enduring equines of every size and breed have carried their riders into savage battles or thundering herds of dangerous prey animals. This extensive and far-reaching culture was replaced with firearms and technology, and nearly lost to us.
Thanks to MA3, today’s mounted archers are forming clubs across the US to rank, compete and train riders in a variety of courses. You can find courses that are straight, circular, serpentine and with obstacles, shooting at a variety of targets, stationary and moving. Traditional costumes and tack are part of the shared splendor of National and International competitions. Open to both genders and most ages, there is no specific breed of horse a rider may use.
What could be more exhilarating than cantering your glorious steed, wind in your face as you fly, lifting above the ground, instinctively one with your horse. THWACK! The musical sound as your arrow hits the target. Your life may never be the same.Come see us on Facebook at Mounted Archery Association of the Americas. If you are interested in starting a new club, or any of our programs please contact us. Support mounted archery in America, become a member today.