In English

(c) Ali Ghoorchian
I'm Anna Minkkinen, a 24-year-old horseback archer from Finland. I live and study physiotherapy in Helsinki and train horseback archery with an arabian horse called Bambi in Sipoo. I became a horseback archer on my first trip to Iran in February 2016. Still my journey as a horseback archer is just in the beginning but I'm enjoying every step I take!

I'm writing this blog to tell people about horseback archery and to inspire them to live their dreams. I hope English speaking people can enjoy the pictures and videos even though the text is in Finnish.

Feel free to contact me with all horseback archery related matters:

anna.esraja@gmail.com


Media:

 - National Geographic: Ancient Sport of Horseback Archery Sparks Unexpected Bond.
- Lapin Kansa: Vapaana ja ratsailla: ratsastus ja jousiammunta yhdistyvät kurssilla Muotkatunturin kupeessa Inarin erämaassa.
- Satakunnan Kansa: Tinja Myllykangas elää täysin vapaana erämaassa ja järjestää jousiammuntakursseja ratsailla: "Vuosi meni kesyttäessä villihevosta".
- Seikkailijattaret.fi - Kuukauden seikkailijar.

- MTV3-uutisten loppukevennys 2.5.2017. Anna kilpailee ratsujousiammunnassa - "Mielettömiä seikkailuja".

- Sipoon Sanomat 8.4.2017. Sotakuvat vaihtuivat täysosumiin.
- Bain Sports Interview, Qatar TV. Iran Horse Archery.
- Raymond-pääjuttu. Soturi. 
 
Results in Competitions:


2019
- May 2019, 1st Stage of Grand Prix & World Cup, Hungary
   Grand Prix Series Team Match 3 / 10
   Individual Overall 11 / 57
   Korean Track 8 / 57
   Hungarian Track 14 / 57
   Polish Track 9 / 57
   Horseback Archery Extreme 9 / 16


2018
- March 2018, Artemis Club Championships, Horse Bow League, Helsinki. Placement 1 / 4.
- April 2018, Al-Faris III, Jordan.
   Overall 8 / 48, The best female participant in the competition!
   European Track 11 / 48

   Asian Track 11 / 48
   Al Ghara  8 / 48
- June 2018, The Hungarian Track competition of the Summer Camp of ESRAJA, Sipoo. Placement 1 / 16. This same track was part of IHAA Postal Match, where my placement was 13 / 76.
- July 2018, The First Open Horseback Archery World Championships, Hungary.
  Overall 30 / 84
  Polish Track 17 / 81

  Hungarian Track 72 / 82
  Korean Track 27 / 83
- July 2018, The Championships of the Mounted Archers of Southern Finland, Sipoo.
  Overall 1 / 23
  Korean Track 1 / 23
  Hungarian Track 3 / 23
- August 2018, HUNOCHA 2018 & European GP stage 2, Hungary.

  Overall 24 / 34
  Hungarian Track 8 / 34
  Korean Track 26 / 34
  Polish Track 28 / 34

- September 2018, The Finnish Championships, Salo.
  Overall 1 / 24.
  Korean Track 2 / 24.
  Hungarian Track 2 / 24.


2017
- February 2017, Persian Equestrian Martial Arts Competition, Iran. Placement 2/16.
- April 2017, Jatilan Vappukisat, Mäntsälä. Placement 2/17.
-  May 2017, Golden Arrow Festival, Turkey.
   Mamluk Track, placement 34/55.
   Qabaq Track, placement 39/55.

- May 2017, European Grand Prix Stage 1, Hungary.
   Overall results placement 19 / 41.
   Hungarian Track placement 14 / 41.
   Korean Track placement 22 / 41.
   Battle Track placement 12 / 41.
- August 2017, Finnish Championships, Orimattila.
   Overall results placement 4/26.
   Hungarian Track 3 / 26.
   Finnish Track 16/26.
   Korean Track 1 / 26.
 
- August 2017, International Horseback Archery Alliance Postal Match. Placement 5 / 127. 
- September 2017, 3D Bowhunting Finnish Championships, instinctive bows women's league. Placement 1 / 7.  
- October 2017, International Horseback Archery Alliance Postal Match. Placement 47 / 123. 
- October 2017, The Horseback Archery World Championships, South Korea.
   Single Shot 27 / 77.
   Double Shot 24 / 77.
   Serial Shot -- / 77. 
- November 2017, The 1st International Equestrian Martial Arts Competition, Iran.
   Overall results placement 2 / 23.
   Single Shot 9 / 23.

   Double Shot 2 / 23.
   Serial Shot 3 / 23.
   Persian Track 7 / 23.

   The Sword and Spear 3 / 23. 
- December 2017, Christmas Competition of the Mounted Archers of Southern Finland, Mäntsälä. Placement 1 / 16. 
- December 2017, Ratsujousiampujan Kiusaus (on foot competition), Helsinki. Placement 4 / 19. 
 
2016
- December 2016, Christmas Competition, Mäntsälä. Placement 7/9.
- October 2016, International Horseback Archery Alliance Postal Match. Placement 13 / 63.
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- September 2016, Horseback Archery World Championships, South Korea.
   Single shot 11 / 75.
   Double shot 34 / 75.
   Serial shot 15 / 75.
   Qabaq 37 / 75.
  Overall results 2 / 22.
  Korean track 4 / 22.
  Finnish track 3 / 22.
  Hungarian track 5 / 22.
- May 2016, International Horseback Archery Alliance Postal Match. Placement 16 / 85.
- May 2016, Iranian traditional archery championships, female's league. Placement 7 / 24. 
- May 2016, Spring competition in Jatila stable. Placement  1 / 5.
   Overall results 35 / 44.
   Polish track 7 / 44.
   Korean tracks 33 / 44.
   Hungarian track 43 / 44.

2015
- May 2015, Rohan Stables. Placement 2/4.


4 kommenttia:

  1. Great job .Beatiful picture.How did you like Iran and trading curious to know ?

    Good luck,
    Irina

    VastaaPoista
  2. This is such a cool story! I just read about you in National Geographic! What is your Instagram name so we can follow you?

    VastaaPoista
  3. hi Ali! that i great job and I love your pictures. I posted your picture in my facebook timeline I hope you don't mind it


    you can check me here https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009740642058

    let me know if you wanna remove it .

    VastaaPoista
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