Qinghai Tibetan Traditional Archery and Dance Association
International Horseback Archery Competition.

 1-3 July 2006
Xining, China


Organizer: Qinghai Tibetan Traditional Archery and Dance Association
Date: July 1, 2 and 3 2006
Location: Xining City, Qinghai Province, People's Republic of China
Telephone: [Contact ATARN]
email: srselby@atarn.org
Rules: The rules will be based on rules developed by the Korean Equestrian Martial Arts Association (KEMA), with adaptation to suit local conditions.
Course description: The course consists of a 150m straight course. The finish line is 10m beyond the fifth target.
Competitions: 1) a single shoot at canter or gallop along a 120m straight line.
2) double shoot at canter or gallop along a 120m straight line, first shooting forward at 60m and then backward at 90m.
3) five shots at canter or gallop shooting five targets with an interval of 30m which are located in a straight line.

Arrows must be nocked from a quiver or belt. Holding of the arrows against the grip of the bow is not permitted.

Distances: The distance from the horse to the target is 6m to10m depending on the horse's position on the track.
Targets and scoring: Target is divided into 4 circles. Bullseye scores 5 points, the second circle 4 points, the third 3 points, the fourth 2 points and the white ground 1point. Scores will be weighted to reflect the rider's speed. The size of the target is 120cm square and and it is placed 30cm above the ground.
Equipment and horses:

Competitors may use their own traditional bows and arrows. Competitors will be provided with a pony selected by the organizer according to the competitor's skill and ability.

Notes: Participants hoping to take part should inform the organizers well in advance of their body height and weight, so that suitable horses can be prepared. Individuals whose height or weight exceeds the capacities of  the the Organizers' horses will be refused permission to take part.

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