Massive congratulation to Batemans Bay Public School student Milly Deaman, who just attended the Australian Horse Archery National Championships in Queensland.
Milly, aged 10, was the youngest ever competitor in the canter class at the nationals and came away with the win, making her the Child Canter Champion riding her horse Freckles.
She came away with first and second placings in her events.
About horse archery
Horse archery is practised on a straight track, around 120 metres long with a series of targets to the left or right. The horse is ridden at a walk, trot or canter with the reins loose on the horse's neck - horses must be desensitised to the bow and arrows and the sound of shooting, as well as being trained to run at a steady speed without rein contact. Competitors nock arrows onto the string while moving with the horse and keeping their eye on the target, then shooting at the target, timing the shot with the horse's gait.