IHAA wGP 2021
With international travel still a difficulty in most countries, the International Horseback Archery Alliance (IHAA) has again decided to host the IHAA World Grand Prix in the form of a virtual postal match.
The postal match will consist of the same format and tracks as in 2020, with 3 stages held during the year and 3 tracks namely the Tower90, Raid233 and Skirmish being ridden in each stage.
This year, the World Grand Prix has two linked events running in parallel: the Team Championships (for national teams and iHBA teams) and the tri-event postal matches (for all individuals).
The wGP Team Championships is open to national teams in one of 3 age categories (open, youth and junior) with team selection and entry via national governing bodies who are affiliated to the IHAA. Each team is to consist of 9 riders/entries with 3 riders participating per team per stage.
The wGP tri-event postal matches are for all individuals, regardless of IHAA/MAASA affiliation. Any individual may enter the tri-event postals for each of the three stages throughout the year. (All individual entries must be a member in good standing of the SAEF). (All tracks/events to be ridden on IHAA Horse Archer track times in canter only and no walking or trotting will be permitted).
For the wGP Team Championships, MAASA has selected two teams to represent South Africa, a Junior & Young Riders Team as well as an Adults Open Team. These teams were selected via MAASA selection criteria and using highest ranking Horse Archer Scores across 3 qualifiers.
MAASA is proud to enter the following two teams for the IHAA wGP Team Championships:
Adults Open Team
Deirdre Janse van Rensburg
Deon Janse van Rensburg
Johan du Toit
Junior & Young Riders Team
Cara-Lee vd Westhuizen
Entries are now open for stage 1 of the Team Championships as well as stage 1 of the Tri-event postal match. Please click on the following link to enter: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRdK6XhUBeVI3qOo6s_4gzdcD4d-DcH0rG4juJrwyt7LuxLA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0
Stage 1 = 5 June 2021 @ Rosefield Polo Club and sponsored by Height Safety 360
Stage 2 = 10 July 2021 @ Botha Wil Stables
Stage 3 = 14 August 2021 @ Botha Wil Stables
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF RUNS PER HORSE FOR THE THREE TRACKS/EVENTS, NO SHARING OF HORSES WILL BE PERMITTED ON THE DAY
EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO COVID RULES AND REGULATIONS AND NO SPECTATORS WILL BE ALLOWED.
We look forward to our South African riders once again making us proud!
Hope to see you there!