In 2004, a recent immigrant from Hungary and fresh from the Kassai Valley approached them in her quest in finding a place in Ottawa to practice horse archery. No strangers to unusual equestrian disciplines, they were happy to help. In return, Uwe’s childhood passion in archery was rekindled, and soon the three horse archers had trained some horses, obtained their Kassai bows, and practiced mounted archery in their spare time for several years.
In 2014, after a hiatus, Uwe and Sonja started offering archery and horse archery training again, and since then have hosted numerous archery classes, clinics, and events. Over the years, Uwe has participated in several horse archery clinics taught by Lajos Kassai, Lukas Novotny, and others, and has participated in KHOWs in Nova Scotia.
Fascinated by the bow as a young boy through the adventures of Robin Hood, Temudschin, Tecumseh, Hiawatha, and Winnetou, Uwe is now a self-professed Toxophile, always eager to learn more about the amazingly varied world of archery. Combining his love for horses, science, history, and traditional bows, he strives to be a toxologist and archery teacher.