In English

(c) Ali Ghoorchian
I'm Anna Minkkinen, a 23-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'm a student of the Iranian world champion Ali Ghoorchian and I spend quite much time in Iran learning from him. He has been leading me into the world of horseback archery since my first trip to Iran in February 2016. 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:


2018
- March 2018, Artemis Club Championships, Horse Bow League, Helsinki. Placement 1 / 4.
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.
(c) Ali Ghoorchian

- 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.


2 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