A New Canadian National Competition Series!
The Canadian Federation of Mounted Archery (CFMA) has established a new annual national tournament, and Seawinds riders will have lots of opportunity to be part of this! The Canadian Mounted Archery Tournament Series (C-MATS) is a Canada-wide five-month long mounted archery postal competition series with the goal to annually crown the Canadian horse archery champions of multiple disciplines and an overall Great Canadian Horse Archery Champion!
The C-MATS include a diverse selection of competition styles. Clubs and event organizers may run their own competitions specifically for this purpose, or competitions already planned may be run as part of the C-MATS. The included competition styles currently consist of IHAA, WFEA, and WHAF disciplines, and these may vary each year. For 2022, the qualifying disciplines are:
IHAA Tower 90
IHAA Raid 233
WHAF Serial 99
Riders can submit results for any or all of the disciplines once per month from any of the many competition locations located across Canada.
Participation is open to all horse archers in Canada, regardless of affiliation, club membership, or citizenship. However, in order to be crowned a Canadian Champion, the participant must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
Riders may register at anytime during the tournament from May to September but results for any given month must be submitted to the CFMA by the last day of the month in which the result was achieved. Riders may register and also submit monthly results using the same online form available here. Participants may only submit results for any particular discepline once per month. Scores must be submitted by the last day of each respective month.
Each month’s results will be posted on the CFMA website and Facebook page.
Crowning of the annual Canadian Champion of each discipline and the overall Great Canadian Horse Archery Champion will take place via video conference in October once all scores and information are recorded.
All competitions planned at Seawinds between May and the end of September 2022 include disceplines which are registered as C-MATS events.