Horse archery is getting up a gallop as interest in its warrior-like appeal helps to rein in the decline in pony club memberships.
South Australian Bianca Stawiarski, a horse archery competitor and trainer, said part of the reason the sport was gaining momentum was its warrior-like appeal to young men.
"Boys are now seeing that there is another option as an equestrian discipline to not just do show-jumping cross country and dressage," Ms Stawiarski said.
"Now boys are seeing that there's something a little bit more warrior-like that they can put together."
Ms Stawiarski said there was a degree of flexibility in the sport.
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Article written by: Jemima Burt