Holm Neumann, Owner and Head Instructor
Holm has an incredibly varied list of life experiences. Related to mounted archery, he competed in the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) for many years, winning medals in national and international competitions.
He came to horseback riding later in life, sharing his wife Susan’s passion for animals including horses. He first learned about horseback archery in Fort Dodge, Iowa in the early 2000s.
He has since become one of the “fathers” of horseback archery in the world, competing, instructing and demonstrating mounted archery in such far-flung places as South Korean, Jordan, Brazil, Mongolia, Japan, Turkey and Poland.
One of the things Holm loves most about the sport is making friends and learning from people of many countries and cultures, and how the sport fosters international goodwill and fellowship — emphasizing how much we are alike and understanding our differences as well.
Maia started mounted archery in 2011 after seeing the 2010 Horseback Archery Challenge hosted by CIMAC. In her teens, but quite an experienced barrel racer, she nearly floats effortlessly as her favorite CIMAC mount, Kit, a Rocky Mountain Horse, whizzes through the course.
Maia currently is a high-ranking WHAF international competitor.
Eric has taken to horses and archery naturally. He just couldn’t stay away once his daughter, Maia, started the sport.
His relaxed, buoyant attitude makes him an innocently sneaky competitor. He won several events in at the Redneck Horde competition in Texas in February 2012, seemingly accidentally.
Eric is also currently a high-ranking WHAF international competitor.
Having competed in the hunter jumper arena in the past, Andrew Ó Donnghaile began training with the British Horseback Archery Association (BHAA) while working towards a Master’s degree at Cambridge.
His interest and education in archaic cultures and languages, pursuit of medieval martial arts and passion for horses spurred him to continue horse archery.
Andrew combines his scholarly ability with applied practice to find useful methods from ancient horse archery manuscripts. Using his studies in medieval warfare, he is currently creating new events for horse archery competitions. He is also helping train CIMAC’s new archery horses.