WHAF World Cup Qualifiers
5-8 July 2022 in BC and NS Canada
Canada will host the qualifying events this summer for the new and exciting World Cup of the World Horseback Archery Federation (WHAF). These qualifier competitions will be happening across the world in 2022 and 2023 in 5 regions to select the countries that may send 5-member teams (3 athletes plus spare and coach) to the 1st WHAF World Cup, a worldwide championship set to occur every other year starting in 2023.
Canada will host entrant riders from WHAF member countries in the Americas (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and USA). The qualifier competitions will take place at two locations in Canada simultaneously to accommodate travel convenience and the scale of the events, July 5th to 8th 2022. One location is Spur Valley, British Columbia at the track of Doug Goodwin, Spur Valley Mounted Archery (closest airport is Calgary, Alberta, YYC). The other location is Canning, Nova Scotia at the track of Lance Bishop, Seawinds Horse Archers (closest international airport is Halifax, Nova Scotia YYZ). Riders may express interest for participating at either location.
Entrants will compete in three WHAF disciplines on the 99 meter track: Serial Shoot, Individual Qabaq (with Kikac), and Kassai Style (OKS, rotating target, unlimited arrows). These are diverse events that demand diverse horseback archery skill sets from the athletes. A version of WHAF rulebook may be downloaded from this LINK but some rules have recently been updated, including a change to use the OKS competition instead of the Fast Horse version of this competition.
Both hosts encourage onsite camping and some tents are available for travelers. Participation is limited at each location by number of horses only. Note that at this date Canada currently still requires proof of vaccination for international airline travel.
Expressions of interest are being collected through the following form: CLICK HERE