Chinese Horseback Archery Training Syllabus

20-21 November 2004

Hong Kong (Max 8 students)

 

 

Day 1

 

09000930

Qigong

Revision of qigong method learned at intermediate course.

09301015

Groundwork

Revision of archery method learned at intermediate course.

10151030

Coffee break

 

10301045

Get horses

 

10451145

Individual horses
With Lionel and Stephen

Riding

(Established riders will need to join this to learn about the horseback shooting position.)

Introduction to basic riding with attention to special issues related to horseback archery. Balanced standing in the stirrups at the walk.

11451200

Put away horses.

 

12301345

Lunch break

Cold lunch / soup on-site

13451400

Qigong

 

14001415

Tack-up

 

14151515

Archery horse #1

With Lionel and Stephen

Group I: lungeing lesson. Standing balanced at the trot. Forward seat. Rhythm with sword and juggling balls

Group II: individual archery groundwork practice.

15151615

Archery horse #2

With Lionel and Stephen

Group I: individual archery groundwork practice.

Group II: lungeing lesson. Standing balanced at the trot. Forward seat. Rhythm with sword and juggling balls

16151630

Put away horses.

 

16301700

Discussion

 

 


Day 2

 

09000930

Qigong

Revision of qigong method learned at elementary and intermediate course.

09300945

Put away horses

 

09451045

Archery horse #1

With Lionel and Stephen

Group I: lungeing lesson. Canter. Canter without reins.

Group II: individual archery groundwork practice.

10451145

Archery horse #2

With Lionel and Stephen

Group I: individual archery groundwork practice.

Group II: lungeing lesson. Canter. Canter without reins.

11451200

Put away horses

 

12001345

Lunch break

 

13451400

Qigong

 

14001415

Get horses

 

14151514

Archery horse #1

With Lionel and Stephen

Group I: lungeing lesson. Nocking and target shooting at the canter.

Group II: individual archery groundwork practice.

15151615

Archery horse #2

With Lionel and Stephen

Group I: individual archery groundwork practice.

Group II: lungeing lesson. Nocking and target shooting at the canter.

16151630

Put away horses.

 

16301700

Discussion/conclusion

 

 

1700    END


DETAILS

 

Date: 20-21 November 2004

 

Location: Lo Wu Saddle Club.

Ho Sheung Heung, Sheung Shui, New Territories, Hong Kong.

Email: lwsc@natvigator.com . Tel: 26730066

 

Cost:

Lo Wu Saddle Club Members

Adult riding horses: HK$1300 Adult riding horses: HK$1500

Non-members

Children riding ponies: HK$1100 Children riding ponies: HK$1300

 

Costs include horse hire and tuition. No food or accommodation is included in the costs.

 

Payment in full must be received on or before Wednesday 17 November 2004. Payments are non-refundable except in the case of sickness or accident evidenced by a certificate from an authorized medical practitioner.

 

Students are expected to take part in all of the activities over the two days. Applications to join part of the course only will not be accepted.

 

Clothing: all riders must wear strong shoes or boots with heels (not sneakers) and wear long trousers at all times when riding. Hard hats can be provided and must be worn at all times when riding or otherwise instructed by the trainers. It is recommended to wear a tennis sweat-band. Wearing of conventional horse-riding clothes and boots is encouraged.

 

Training will go ahead regardless of the heat, and also in light rain conditions. It will be cancelled in case of heavy rain or a typhoon signal Number 3 or above.

 

Application with payment should be sent to the Lo Wu Saddle Club, to be received together with full payment not later than Wednesday 17 November. Download the application form here.

 

For further details please email srselby@atarn.org. Please insert the words ATARN somewhere in the subject line of the email.