Flying Fletches at the Gladstone Gaol
by The Flying Fletches on June 15th, 2018
On the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of June 2018, the Flying Fletches went back in time to attend a Medieval Fair! The fair was held at the Gladstone Gaol in South Australia, which was an amazing venue given all the beautifully aged stone walls and walkways weaving around the grounds.We were there to promote our little growing club, and to show the general public what horse archery is all about to h...  Read More
Living Arrow Horseback Archery
by The Flying Fletches on June 19th, 2017
This month's guest blog is from Mihai Cozmei, instructor and founder of Living Arrow Horseback Archery in Romania. Mihai is considered one of the top 5 horse archers in the world, and has a deep interest in traditional warrior styles of archery and riding. Here he explains the principles of Living Arrow Horseback Archery, with some great videos showing Mihai using these principles at the end. LIVI...  Read More
Desensitisation for Horse Archery
by The Flying Fletches on May 22nd, 2017
For this week's blog we are very fortunate to have Hayley Chambers-Holt, from Outback Equines and Flying Fletches Queensland member, talk us through how to desensitise your horse for horse archery. Have a read of Hayley's wonderful blog below and feel free to let us know in the comments how your desensitisation is going.
Desensitisation for Horse Archery, by Hayley Chambers-Holt

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Horse archery training without a horse
by The Flying Fletches on May 15th, 2017
With winter on the way (at least here in Australia) our thoughts are turning to how best to maximise our training when we're unable to train with our horse. While it's great to ride and train in all weathers, we all have times when we either don't feel like riding in the cold/wet/heat, or our horses are injured or spelling. So what are our options for horse-free training when our goal is to improv...  Read More
The Flying Fletches at the Medieval Fair
by The Flying Fletches on May 8th, 2017
The Flying Fletches had a wonderful weekend at the Medieval Fair in Gumeracha, South Australia, on the weekend (6th-7th May). There was a constant stream of visitors to the stall wanting to know about all about horse archery. There was also a lot of interest in 'Bluebell', the vaulting barrel, where people could pose for photographs. What a great weekend, and thank you to all the Flying Fletches m...  Read More
The Flying Fletches Medieval Photo Shoot
by The Flying Fletches on May 4th, 2017
The Flying Fletches (SA) were very excited to participate in an incredible Medieval style photo shoot last weekend with professional photographer Sam Oster (from Silvertrace and Headshot Laboratory). There were lights, flashes and even a smoke machine for the horses to contend with, but aside from a bit of snorting at the smoke the horses were amazing. We have some beautiful photos as you can see ...  Read More
Flying Fletches in the Media
by The Flying Fletches on May 4th, 2017
As the sport of horse archery grows it's great to see The Flying Fletches get some media attention. Below is a recent article in the Toowoomba Chronicle following an interview with Steph Batterham, a Flying Fletches member in Queensland. Great job Steph!...  Read More
Why developing ancient martial warrior skills is good for your horse
by The Flying Fletches on March 26th, 2017
Today's blog comes from Bianca Stawiarski, TFF member and owner of Empowerment4Riders. Here Bianca discusses the value of horse archery for your horses:

I wanted to have a yarn about Horse Archery and why your horse will thank you for learning it. What do we see time and time again in the horse world? In my opinion, it's a rider's over-reliance on the reins and an unbalanced seat. Why is this? It

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SA Rally Day Update 12the March
by The Flying Fletches on March 14th, 2017
We had a great day at Sunday's ground archery rally day, hosted by Bianca Stawiarski. The day catered to all levels of archers, from beginners who had never held a bow to more experienced horse archers. The training supported the development of instinctive archery skills, where the focus is on training your body to shoot accurately without aiming. Key to this is the development of consistency of f...  Read More
Welcome to The Flying Fletches Inc
by The Flying Fletches on March 9th, 2017
Hi I'm Robyn, President of The Flying Fletches horse archery club. We are a small club, but growing on a daily basis, located in South Australia and now also in Queensland. Horse Archery is a relatively new sport to Australia, but it is centuries old in many of the Asian and European countries. Many of us are riders that were looking for a new challenge, while others are archers who have taken up ...  Read More