Tables of Grade Scores (and Scoresheets)

Please note that IHAA grades can only be gained through awarding bodies sanctioned by the IHAA.


Student grading table

Did you know?

S1 requires a shooting accuracy of 10%, S2 of 15%, S3 of 20%, S4 of 25%, S5 of 35% and S6 of 45%.

Speed doesn't matter, only shooting accuracy - the only requirement is that you maintain a canter. So grading can now be done without even needing a stopwatch.

Horse Archer grading tables

(PDF version for printing)

Did you know?

The grading system began in 2012 with eight grades. The HA1 Raid score was set at 30% of the maximum possible score, with the requirement increasing incrementally up the grades to HA8. In 2020 two new grades were added: HA9 and HA10.

The Hungarian track requirements were set to match the Raid scores - so that a horsearcher who is equally skilled at both events would achieve the same grade in each. We cross-check the balance between the events with real data every 2 years and make minor adjustments as necessary. During the winter of 2022-23 we examined more than 3000 data sets, where competitors scored on both tower 90 and a raid track at the same event.

‚ÄčHorseback archery is a sport where a prolonged period of study and practise should be expected. The HA grades are difficult to achieve, and the highest levels will be attainable by only a few. Pursuit of the HA grades is designed to be a lifelong challenge and their achievement truly meaningful.

Walk Trot grading tables

(PDF version for printing)

Scoresheets for grading applications

Please note that IHAA grades can only be gained through awarding bodies sanctioned by the IHAA.

Please submit to your awarding body according to their preference, ie by email, post or in person.

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The IHAA was established in late 2013.

Bringing the Global community of Horseback Archers together via Postal Matches and a standardised Grading System.

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