Release Your Inner Warrior

Mounted Archery and Bridleless Riding Clinics

 Three fun clincs designed to help you release your inner warrior! 

January 10-12, 2020 | Varian Ranch, Arroyo Grande

Sign Up - For either/both Mounted Archery Clincs

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Mounted Archery is Coming to the Central Coast!

All breeds welcome. All disciplines welcome. At your own pace. All equipment provided. A suitable horse can be provided for rent. Space is limited. All clinics will be held at Varian Ranch.

Friday, January 10, 2020 - $150** Mounted archery clinic participants can come a day early for Heather Lomax's Introduction to Bridleless Riding clinic.

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - $175* Basic introduction to Mounted Archery led by Elizabeth Gonzalez Tinnan.

Sunday, January 12, 2020 - $175* Then, take it to the next level with Mounted Archery Horsemanship with Elizabeth Gonzalez Tinnan.

* Participate in both days for $325

** Mounted Archery participants can take $50 off the Bridleless Riding clinic fee

Auditors are welcome on all three days. $20/day for the Bridleless riding clinc and $25/day for both Mounted Archery clinics. Auditor payment will be taken at the clinic.

On-site RV camping and stabling is available. 

Bring your own food or money for a lunch/dinner run.

People accomodations can be found at the Agrairan Hotel in the village of Arroyo Grande.

Judy Osburn, a previous clinic participant, shares this, "I highly recommend adding this Sunday clinic to your weekend! While I absorbed a vast wealth of information and skill-building gained while participating in Elizabeth's 'Introduction' clinic last January, it was the next day at her Sunday "Repeat Offenders" clinic when I actually felt like a real horse archer. After bringing it all home and having so much fun with my own horse archery targets, now, not quite a year later, I'm totally excited to take both clinics again, where I plan to learn a new archery draw style on Saturday, and then take my present horse archery skills up yet another level on Sunday learning new techniques to work on adding to my second-year horse archery skills."  

Starting a Mounted Archery Club for the Central Coast

We also have the opportunity join the fun, friendly, and supportive community of horse archers by starting a local mounted archery club affiliated with Horse Archery USA. 

As part of its mission to promote the sport, art and culture of horseback archery, HAUSA offers both recreational and competitive participation opportunities, with benefits on many levels, including access to liability event insurance for HAUSA recognized events organized by the local club. Any HAUSA club-scheduled activity to which the entire club is invited (even if only one rider is involved) is covered, so long as the activity takes place at a location that has been submitted to HAUSA by the club leader (and is therefore on HAUSA's list of practice/event locations).  

As a follow up to the Arroyo Grande horse archery clinics, we will send an email to mounted archery clinic participants exploring the interest in starting our own local mounted archery club, so that horse archery students can continue the fun of playing together with horses, bows and arrows!  

Three Days of Instruction

Here's our opportunity to learn from the best!!

Elizabeth Gonzalez Tinnan

Mounted Archery

January 11 - Intro to Mounted Archery

January 12 - Repeat Offenders


Heather Lomax

Bridleless Riding

January 10 - Bridleless Riding

Bridleless and Mounted Archery Clinic Schedule

FRIDAY January 10, 2020

9:00am - 5:00pm  

Intro to Bridleless Riding 

with Heather Lomax

$150 or $100 with entry in a Mounted Archery Clinic

Preparation for the everyday rider to develop the skills to ride hands free and/or drop the bridle. (Don't worry, if you are not ready to go bridleless there are other important skills to build.) See details at

Clinic limited to 12 Participants

Sign Up: Bridleless Clinic

SATURDAY January 11, 2020

9:00am - 5:00pm  

Intro to Mounted Archery

with Elizabeth Gonzalez Tinnan

$175 or $162.50 if also registered for the Repeat Offenders clinic

  • Range safety and etiquette 
  • Equipment familiarization (all equipment provided) 
  • Blind nocking 
  • Mediterranean Release or Thumb Release 
  • How to shoot a horse bow 
  • How to carry arrows 
  • Horse desensitization 
  • Shooting from the back of a horse with a barrier to help guide your horse down the track.

Clinic limited to 12 Particiants  

Sign Up: Intro to Mounted Archery

SUNDAY January 12, 2020

9:00am - 5:00pm  

Repeat Offenders 

with Elizabeth Gonzalez Tinnan

$175 or $162.50 if also registered for the Intro to Mounted Archery clinic

Take it to the next level. Elizabeth Gonzalez Tinnan's Repeat Offenders Sunday clinic will provide individualized instruction at your own pace. We will warm up on the ground with different shooting drills for speed shooting and improving instinctive archery. We will then mount up and continue building our skills.

See details for building a solid foundation and providing a positive experience for both you and tour horse (Saturday), and putting that foundation into practice to take your horse archery skills to the next level (Sunday) at

Clinic limited to 12 Participants

Clinic Location: Varian Arabians Arroyo Grande, CA

RV Camping and Horse Stabling is available. See registration forms for info.

People accomodations can be found at the Agrairan Hotel in the village of Arroyo Grande.

  • Address: 1275 Corbett Canyon Rd, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Claim Your Spot Now

Secure your spot by completing registration and submitting a deposit. 

Balance will be due by start of clinic. 

Sign up: Bridleless Riding Clinic