Iron Rider’s Indiana Open
Mounted Archery Championship!
The first INDIANA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS have been scheduled, and the venue has been selected. Here are the particulars:
DATE is MAY 5-6, Saturday and Sunday
1. The sport-track competition on Saturday will be held in their outdoor arena. Not sure which courses we’ll have yet, but I am favoring 1-2-3-shot Korean and maybe Aussie or ??
2. The field archery day (Sunday) will be held in the forest (Cross-country) and in the arena (Comanche attack or Hoosier Hunt, depending).
3. We will have MANY opportunities for fun! A Cinco de Mayo campfire (with sombreros!), A Derby Day catered dinner (tickets required for that one), and a nice after-competition get together at the Overlook restaurant (I hope!). Awards! Prizes!
4. The trails are FABULOUS. You will have access to 100 miles+ of well maintained trails for your riding pleasure. You might want to stay an extra day.
NOW. What do we need? We need VOLUNTEERS!
We need people to assist with scoring, timing, crowd control (yes, there WILL be spectators, and we don’t want them wandering into harm’s way), folks to help with hospitality/problem solving, and paperwork. We should also have an official Iron Riders Membership table to sign up all our new enthusiasts!
We might need HORSES to be shared by competitors. If you are a competitor (or not) and are bringing a horse that can be shared, please let us know! We need to be sure we have enough stalls reserved. You will receive a $35 horse use fee from the rider you share with, and if you are a volunteer willing to bring a suitable horse, IRMA will cover the cost of your stall as well. Horse must be experienced in MA.
We are limiting the entry to 20 competitors. (This is normal for competitions at this point). Depending on a few factors, I might push it to 25, but I think for this first one, smaller is better.