Mounted Archery at Gilchrist Farm
Ready for some adventure? Come on out to Gilchrist Farm to learn the art and sport of Mounted Archery! Never ridden a horse or shot an arrow? No problem, we’ll start you at the beginning. Already a great Mounted Archer? Come on out to sharpen your skills. Instruction available for first timers through advanced/competitive riders.
Looking for an exciting activity for your group or troop? Mounted Archery is perfect for groups, troops and parties for children and adults. Looking for a special ladies night out? Guys get together? Bachelor or Bachelorette experience? Mounted Archery private group workshops are the perfect adventure to share with friends. Create amazing memories! Book a 2 hour group workshop with us and create memories to last a lifetime!
Mounted Archery classes and workshops are appropriate for children 7 years old through ambitious seniors! Great activity for the whole family to try out together! Celebrate a birthday, event or achievement during one of our Mounted Archery Workshops!
Group Classes or private parties available for groups and troops of 10 or more. $45/participant, designed with your group needs in mind. Schedule directly by contacting us.
New Mounted Archery workshops and series beginning in November!
safety & technique
Learn how to handle the bow & arrow safely on the ground. Progress to safely handling the bow & arrow on horseback. Learn to mock your arrow on the ground, then while mounted. Advanced students will be assessed for knowledge & skills and advanced appropriately.
Want to bring your own horse along for an introduction to Mounted Archery? James can help you introduce the basics or refine the more advanced skills necessary to succeed in the sport of Mounted Archery.
horsemanship & riding
Learn or advance your skills in horsemanship and riding. Learn to mock your arrow while mounted. Learn to ride while holding the bow & arrow. Learn to shoot while riding. Begin on a lunge line, progress to ride the “archery lane” as your skills develop.
James zoppe, instructor
Taught by the “Red Knight,” James Zoppe, the horses and instructor have years of experience in jousting and mounted archery. Third generation bareback circus rider, James has spent a lifetime honing horsemanship skills the rest of only dream about! Come out and take advantage of his expertise, experience and caring nature.