Registration is now open for 2022 WFEA Competitions, Training Camps, and Associated WFEA Grading

The competition is where we must work together to achieve something much bigger than ourselves.  It is where we put our skills to the test on the battlefield to see where our months or years of training have brought us--where we discern the exact front line of our horsearchery journey.   

Competitions happen usually as part of Training Camps, often as the finale of an intense week of training.  Practice competitions and grading exams happen during most training camps except beginner camps.

There are many types of horsearchery competitions in the world, but the most important of these at Seawinds Horse Archers is the Original Kassai System style: 9 runs on a 99 meter track shooting as many arrows as you can into a central 90 cm target which rotates as the rider approaches and passes within 9 meters.  Points are earned by hitting the target (scored 4,3,2) and as seconds remaining on the 20s clock.  Perhaps fellow Austrian horsearcher Johannes Fischnaller says it best, "Horsearchery is the queen of martial arts and the Kassai competition is the queen´s crown. It is the most challenging and the most rewarding competition: the distance to the target, the number of arrows you shoot, the directions you shoot and the speed of the horse – all these things change while you walk the path. And the Kassai system in its examination aspect always accompanies you and tells you what to do next."

The Kassai competition and it's associated martial arts examination system have tracked and defined the progress of equestrian archers the world over for 27 years, all recorded in the World Federation of Equestrian Archery rankings database.

In 2022, Seawinds will host six official Original Kassai System competitions during the course of 3 training camps:



Sat 11th & Sun 12th June (following a training camp with Master Instructor Merse Konkoly from the Kassai School of Equestrian Archery in Hungary, starting Tues 7th June)



Sat 23rd & Sun 24th July (following a training camp starting Tues 19th July, with Lance Bishop)



Sat 3rd & Sun 4th September (following a training camp starting Tues 30th Aug, with Lance Bishop) 

Entry in our official Kassai competitions is open to riders who have proven the potential to achieve at least 30 points.  First time competitors must reach this in practice or grading examination to enter.  Grade examinations are possible for camp participants through booking at least 2 weeks prior to each camp.


Costs for Camps/ Competitions in 2022 are set at $99.99 ($86.95 + HST) per day of training and competition.  Grading examinations are an additional $99.99 for those who register for an examination (or two).  Travel to and from Halifax International Airport is also $99.99 per ride split between total passengers.  All food costs for campers is included in these costs (mostly from our garden and our animals) and we work together to prepare the meals.  Tent camping is included at no extra charge (we can provide some tents for air travellers).  We will have a few glamping accommodations at reasonable expense if you'd like to sleep a little more cosy!  It's always a bit cooler in the heat of the summer beside the Bay of Fundy seaside and we have amazing heated outdoor showers and a fine composting toilet!