LOOKING FOR YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE ON HORSEBACK?
The Centre of Horseback Combat, set on the grounds of a stunning 2,000 acre Gaddesden Estate in Hertfordshire, provides the perfect backdrop to come and learn the exciting skill of Traditional Horseback Archery, develop your riding skills on our Unique Rider Confidence Courses or explore the performance world of either Stunt Riding or authentic Cossack Trick Riding. (Dzhigitovka)
COURSES & CLASSES AVAILABLE
We hope you will join us for beginner Horse Archery day or half-day Courses, weekend Horse Archery Camps, Horse Archery Club, advanced Horse Archery weekends, competitions and events, Rider Confidence Courses, Stunt Riding days, Cossack Trick Riding (Dzhigitovka) lessons and lots more.
Visit our courses and classes page for dates and prices.
Riders training for the JISC horse stunt test please use the contact us page.
Our students compete at National, European and World level. Students have competed in Horseback Archery at the World Championships in Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Florida and at the European Championships (EOCHA) in Poland and Belgium - We also had a student compete at Al Faris in Jordan in front of the king himself!
Visit our NEWS page for our exciting story on our recent trip to Russia in Feb 2016 and our invitation to compete back there this July for the first ever International championships in Dzhigitovka (Cossack trick riding and weapons skills) with a British team!
any queries? For information on payment, cancellation, rider ability, equipment, weight limits, timings, insurance, accomodation and more please see our Q&A page where we will hopefully answer your question.
Just A Couple of Reviews by our Clients......
"Did the archery on horseback today, absolutely loved every minute of it. All the staff were friendly and were happy to answer questions. Everyone was encouraged to do their best and all abilities were catered for. The horses were awesome. Would definitely recommend it to others :)"
9 April 2016 ·
"Went on their Rider Confidence Course yesterday and was blown away at how good it was. The whole day was extremely well organised and the the talk by Karl was amazing. I could identify with everything he said. Never thought i would be hurling myself off a wooden horse by the end of the day. Thank you to all of you and will definitely be using the tools you gave me to become more confident and enjoy my lovely horse."
To see more of what people are saying, please see our Testimonials page.
accreditations & affiliations
We are the only dedicated centre for Horseback Archery and competitions in the U.K
Affiliations : National Horseback Archery Society – NHAS, WHAF -World Horseback Archery Federation, IEDF - International Equestrian Dzhigitovka Federation - Moscow
the stampede stunt company
This is also the home of the Stampede Stunt Company - providing film stunt horses and full arena jousting shows and trick riding shows across the U.K and abroad. Visit our Stampede Stunt Company website to see our exciting spectaculars.
insurance & licensing
We are fully licensed and insured.
As part of being licensed, the suitability of the health and welfare of the horses and experience of the tutors is assessed and approved every year by the local authorities and veterinary inspectors - so in every way you know you are in safe hands and hooves!