The grading system is available to all MA3 Members and helps members track their levels as they get better and better! Think of it like the karate's colored belt system. Show proficiency with certain skills, and you move up in grade! The grades are represented as pins.
MA3 members can also participate in the IHAA (International Horse Archery Alliance) grading system at walk, trot, and canter. The MA3 & IHAA gradingng systems, though similar, are slightly different in courses, speed requirements and targets. There is now a new IHAA grading system just for beginners (walk, trot) that MA3 members can participate in!
Grading starts with Student levels 1-6 then graduating to Horse Archer levels 1-8 for the MA3 system and walk/trot levels 1-6, student level 1-6 and horse archer 1-8. A grading event consists of a predetermined number of runs on the Korean and Hungarian course and rules must be followed just like in competition. For the MA3 grading, you are timed and collect points for your arrow shots and gain points for your pace or have points deducted for going too slow or too fast on the MA3 ranking courses. You can check out the United States Grading Placings on the MA3 & IHAA websites!
Did you know?
S1 (Student 1) requires a shooting accuracy of 10%, S2 of 15%, S3 of 20% and S4 of 25%
There are different official 90 and 150 meter ranking courses used with MA3 & IHAA:
- Korean Single, Double, Triple and 5 Shot
- Aussie Double & Triple
- Hungarian Style, with & without zones
For more info go to the MA3 & IHAA websites:
New IHAA Walk/Trot (for beginners or those with disabilities):