Our 2017 summer clinics are being scheduled now. We will run short intensives on weekends, with a maximum of 4 participants. The content and dates will be customized to meet the needs of the participants. Call Holm to arrange clinics: 541-389-9744.
Workshop cost will be $250/person/2 days. Includes intensive training, use of an ability-matched horse, use of archery equipment, continental breakfast, and lunch.
Reasonably-priced lodging and dinners at the training location can be arranged if desired. Call us to discuss the possibility of using your own horse (horses not trained to archery and reinless riding are not recommended for learning mounted archery; however, we can arrange clinics for training horses to mounted archery).
About Clinics in general:
We host several clinics each year. Some are public, some by invitation, and some private clinics for clubs or other groups. Most clinics are at our facility; private clinics can be at a suitable facility arranged by the hosting group.
CIMAC instructors have several years of experience, and several of CIMAC’s and guest instructors have medaled in international competitions. See their bios for details. Often, our clinics host instructors and students from throughout the USA and the world.
Public clinics are listed according to ablility required. All clinics require some level of horseback riding experience. Students are accepted only after the clinic instructor has verified the student’s riding level; this is for the safety and maximum learning possibilities for all students.
Bows used for mounted archery are of a specific type, and the instructor will ascertain the appropriateness of any student’s bow and other equipment for horse archery. If you do not have a horse-archery specific bow, arrows or quiver, we have several sets available for rent, and some equipment for sale.
For everyone’s safety, if a student brings their own horse, the horse must be already trained for archery prior to the clinic, unless of course, the clinic is specifically for training horses to archery. Again, the instructor will verify this with the student prior to a clinic.
Several horses and sets of equipment are available for rent during clinics. Available on a first-come first-served basis, rates vary according to clinic length, and will be specified in each clinic’s details.
Clinics vary in topics according to level and will be specified when listed and opened for application. Training, listing both basic and advanced skills, can include:
- bow and arrow handling & shooting, 3-finger and thumb-draw techniques
- archery skill-developing exercises, fun and competitive-fun
- desensitizing and fine-training the horse to archery
- general & archery-specific riding skills development
- equipment and tack choices
- competition tactic skills
- video analysis
- Korean courses
- Hungarian course
- Serpentine course
- Qabaq course
- Cross-country course
- aerial targets
- rolling targets
- invented courses
For clinics and multi-day lessons at CIMAC, we have a limited number of corrals and boarding for horses, plus space for horse trailers and your own portable fencing available. Rates for these are:
Corral/Stall: $ 10/day (you may place several of your horses in one corral; one horse per stall; if stall is used, you must clean stall daily)
If we feed with our hay: add $ 10/day per horse
Lodging and restaurants are about 8 miles away in the town of Sisters. We also have space for campers and horse trailers.
Private clinic topics are, of course, custom-tailored to the needs of the group.
For insurance reasons, all students must be members of MA3 for clinics; MA3 membership 2012 rates are $ 35/year individual, $ 50/year family, $ 500 lifetime. The membership must be completed and confirmed prior to the start of the clinic.