US National Ranking
MA3, under the IHAA, as the official representative organization of horse archery in the United States, is maintaining the list of the top rated horse archers ranked in order based on standard Raid and Tower course scores, as well as National Ranking Hunt scores achieved in LIVE competition. It is open to all horse archers based in the United States, REGARDLESS OF AFFILIATION, according to the National Ranking System guidelines and rules linked below.
Making The List
In order to make the Tier 1 list, competitors must collect 2 qualifying scores on each of the 3 National Ranking Qualifying Courses: Raid, Tower, and US NR Hunt. Each score must be earned at an approved National Ranking Event and will expire after 2 years.
In order to make the Tier 2 list, competitors must collect 2 qualifying scores on 2 of the National Ranking Qualifying Courses: Raid and Tower. Each score must be earned at an approved National Ranking Event and will expire after 2 years.
One of the primary functions of this ranking system will be to help with team selection for events such as IHAA World Championships and World Grand Prix.
It is worth noting that, in the United States, the term "ranking" was historically used for what we now know as "grading," the international standard for assessing skill levels. The grading system remains unchanged, and grades will not be affected by the new National Ranking System.