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Shoot With a Purpose
Mounted Archery Tournament 2023

Our second national mounted archery tournament will be held this once again at the historic Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia, on April 1-2, 2023. This is a national ranking event and some of the best mounted archers from around the U.S. will be competing.  For this tournament we will havetwo unique courses each day challenging the riders shooting ability and riding skills.  We are asking for a small donation of $10 per person for spectators, with all proceeds going to benefit Heart of a Warrior, Inc.  Spectator gate opens at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  Due to horses being on the premises we ask that you please leave all pets at home. Thank you!

  • When:  Saturday, April 1 & Sunday, April 2, 2023

  • Where: The Meadow Event Park, 13191 Dawn Blvd, Doswell, VA, 23047  GATE 6

  • Time:  Gate opens at 8:30 a.m. both days.  (The mounted archery course runs will end at approximately 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. each day but gates will remain open till 6 p.m. to allow attendees to meet the riders and their horses) 

  • Admission for the competition: $10 donation per person.

  • Amenities: Concessions will be open for lunch.  Bleacher seating is available.  Attendees may also bring their own chairs.  No alcohol allowed on the premises.  Due to horses being on the premises we ask that you please leave all pets at home.

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The Dahlquin Award for Best Costume

 We are happy to announce our partnership with Archer’s Grace and author Anne M. Beggs at our tournament this year. The main character of the Dahlquin Series, Eloise, will be competing in the tournament in the hearts of all our amazing competitors (warriors). A Dahlquin Award will be given to the best historically dressed horse and rider whether that be Celtic, Hungarian, Mongolian, Viking, etc., and GreyBeards Viking Experience will be judging and presenting that award. We anticipate and encourage our spectators to also come dressed as warriors. Based on participation GreyBeard and his Vikings will be giving a Dahlquin award to the best dressed spectator each day as well. Are we having fun yet?

Course Descriptions

Our mounted archers will be competing on three challenging courses over both days: The Hunt, The Raid and the Tower. The Hunt is a cross country course that requires the rider to navigate several turns and shoot targets while doing so including a target 30 meters away. The Raid may be the fastest course, requiring riders to shoot 2-5 targets, front shots and back shots on a straight 90 meter track in less than 14 seconds. The Tower course has targets placed high and allows the riders to shoot a volley of arrows, as many as they can, in 90 meters some of which can be 40 meters+. 

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Greybeard's Viking Experience

Greybeard's Viking Experience will be joining us once again at our 2023 competition.  This year's event will be a full on Viking festival with entertainment, demonstrations and lots of incredible vendors.  For a complete description of all that will be offered from our Viking friends, as well as to purchase advance tickets, please visit www.greybeardsvikingexperience.com

Sponsors & Governing Body

We are so grateful for the support we have received from our sponsors.  Our Warrior Sponsor for this year's tournament is Anne M. Beggs,  author of the book Archer's Grace.  

We would also like to recognize the following sponsors and our governing body:

Re-Mix Market RVA/Junk Luggers

Ashland, VA

Nomad Warriors 

www.nomadwarriors.com

www.mountedarchery.org

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