Cascade International Mounted Archery Center is now offering…
Martial Archery Lessons
Thinking of improving your recurve hunting ability, doing reenactment, looking to show off new skills to friends or in a combat archery session, or just not quite ready to combine archery with a horse?
In a newly available course, learn ancient warrior styles of archery from the Eurasian Steppe to the Middle and Far East! These lessons will have you nocking and shooting very fast, similar to what Lars Anderson has demonstrated in the last few years. You will explore various types of very fast bows, quivers, nocking methods, and releases to find out which style will have you loosing a deadly accurate arrow every couple seconds.
First, we will introduce you to a variety of bows and quivers. Then, based on your past archery experience, we will introduce nocking, drawing, and release techniques. Once the basic methods are established, these lessons can follow the direction of the student’s interests. This may include:
- Shooting arrows from the bow hand or draw hand
- Experimenting with different quivers and nocking styles
- Shooting aerial or rolling targets
- Flight shooting
- Competitive shooting games
- Shooting a hunt course for instinctive archery ability, accuracy, and/or time
- Practicing specialized military archery techniques
- Shooting husban (‘hailstone’) arrows with a guide [top center photo]
$ 25 per hour with your equipment
$ 30 per hour with rental of our equipment
Just call or email us to book a lesson!
Horseback Archery Lessons
Horseback archery lessons are ongoing throughout the year (weather permitting). Call Holm or Susan to inquire about or schedule lessons: 541-389-9744.
Lessons can be private or group-format. Archery or riding experience is not absolutely necessary for lessons. However, while basic horsemanship can be taught to those without experience, it will be very useful for students to have the ability to canter a horse comfortably. In group lessons, we will place people in groups according to experience, and if you haven’t any experience in either archery or riding, it will be best to have several private lessons to start, so that every student can get the most out of a group lesson. Some families opt for a group lesson even if family members have differing abilities.
You need not have a horse or any archery equipment to take lessons. We have a string of horses trained for mounted archery for all levels of riders as well as equipment that you may rent for your lessons.
Private Lessons: $ 50 per person per hour.
Group Lessons: $ 35 per person per hour.
Bow, Quiver & Arrows: $ 12 per half-day (also covers arrow loss & breakage)
Discounts and custom package pricing are available for multiple lessons and for those who do not live in Central Oregon and would like to train with us for a week or two at a time. Lodging and meals can be arranged for you and your horse!
For insurance reasons, all students must be members of Mounted Archery Association of the Americas (MA3) for lessons and clinics; MA3 membership 2015 rates are $ 55/year individual, $ 75/year family, $ 650 lifetime. To offset your MA3 sign-up fee, your first hour of your first lesson is free.
Under Oregon state law, your safety is ultimately your own responsibility. All participants must sign a liability waiver and riders 18 and under must wear a helmet. It is informative to note that most adults who have much horse experience choose to wear a helmet also.