2022 Archery Events
February 6- Obissquasoit Bowmen Groundhog Day
March 13- Garden State Horse Archers Leprechaun Jackpot
March 19- Obissquasoit Bowmen March Madness
April 16- 4Heroes Equine Therapy Open House-Easter Fun Event
April 24-Obissquasoit Bowmen "Day After"
May 7-GSHA Mounted Archery Competition Prep Clinic
May 15-Obissquasoit Bowmen Iron Man
May 21&May 22-GSHA Spring Open Mounted Archery Competition
June 5-Obbisquasoit Bowmen-North America Hunt
June 26-GSHA Archery Summer Kickoff
June 27-GSHA Archery Day Camp
July 2-GSHA USA/Birthday Celebration Night shoot
August 1-5 Mounted Archery/Archery Only Camp Week
August 6-GSHA Ground Night Shoot
August 13-Obbisquasoit Bowmen 3D spectacular shoot
September 11-Obbisquasoit Bowmen "Deer Hunt"
September 17 GSHA Fall Mounted Archery Prep Clinic
September 25-GSHA Fall Mounted Archery Prep Clinic
October 1-2-GSHA Fall Mounted Archery Competition
October 15-Obissquasoit Bowmen Halloween
October 22/23-HAUNTS 4Heroes fundraiser to benefit 4Heroes Equine Therapy
November 20- Obissquasoit Bowmen Turkey Day
December 10-SJ Stable/4Heroes Equine Therapy/Garden State Horse Archers Holiday Party
Come discover the exciting sport of horse archery! We focus on having a good time while we learn how to master archery on a moving horse. Our members include riders of all ages and experience levels of horses and archery. We're happy to guide you through the process of learning how to combine archery and horseback riding. We have people who have been riding or shooting their whole lives but never experienced the other skill, as well as people who have never held a bow or sat on a horse before.
All equipment is provided, as well as safe, experience archery horses that will help you become comfortable as you master new skills. The highest emphasis is on safety and having fun. This sport provides a true world-wide community feel while maintaining a highly competitive atmosphere. Whether you're here to blow off steam on the weekends or want to come compete with us, you're guaranteed to have a good time.
During your first lesson we will cover horse archery techniques on the ground, then get you comfortable on an experienced archery horse. By the end of your first lesson you will be walking down a competition pass and making shots off your horse. First lessons are a little longer due to combining both ground and riding lessons. Even as an experienced archer we will need to go over horse archery skills to make you successful in the saddle. What works on the ground will not always work on the horse, but what works on the horse will work everywhere.
S&J Stable will provide all equipment needed for lessons, including helmets, though you are welcome to bring your own gear if you have it.
In order to have a comfortable mounted archery lesson S&J Stable recommends the following:
- Long pants
- Closed toe shoes, preferably with a small heel. No sandals or high heels.
- A belt (for your quiver!)
S&J provides the following for mounted archery lessons, although you are welcome to supply your own if you have them:
- Certified riding helmet
- Traditional horse bow or a recurve bow (no compounds allowed!) and/or arrows
- Thigh, hip, or back quiver