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MAASA Newsletter October 2020

In this month's newsletter:

Notice of MAASA OGM
Looking towards 2021
MAASA Clinics in KZN
Online Postal Match #4 Results
SANESA News
NOTICE OF MAASA OGM
The Ordinary General Meeting of MAASA will be held as follows:

Date: Saturday, 12 December 2020
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Address: Plot 86, Dam Road, Mooiplaats, Pretoria

Please note that the OGM will be held in strict adherence to Covid-19 regulations.
LOOKING TOWARDS 2021
The provincial bodies are hard at work planning the competitive season for 2021.  We have received the following provisional dates from Gauteng Province:

Qualifier 1:  27/28 February 2021 (venue to be confirmed)
Qualifier 2:  27/28 March 2021 (venue to be confirmed)
Qualifier 3:  22/23 May 2021 (venue to be confirmed)
Qualifier 4:  26/27 June 2021 (venue to be confirmed)
Gauteng Provincial Competition:  31 July/1 August 2021 (venue to be confirmed)

Please note that it was decided at a recent GMAA meeting that due to the increasing number of competitors in Gauteng, it has become necessary to split the SANESA and MAASA qualifiers. This means that SANESA riders will compete on the one day, and MAASA riders on the other day.  They will alternate between Saturdays and Sundays for each group throughout the season.

Other provincial qualifier dates will be communicated as soon as they have been finalized.
MAASA CLINICS in KZN
Two training clinics were held in KZN recently, the first at Okusha Equestrian Centre on Saturday 31st October and the second on Sunday 1st November at La Belle Ferme Equestrian centre, both in the Drummond / Cato Ridge area of KZN. Unfortunately the weather wasn't very kind to the clinic goers, and the rain prevented any riding on the Saturday, but Sunday's clinic went off slightly better due to the indoor arena.  Weather notwithstanding, the archers thoroughly enjoyed their introduction to the sport, and the first practice day has already taken place at Okusha.

The exciting news is that MAASA is growing by one more province, as KZN is now in the process of becoming officially recognized, with a provincial committee in place, ready to get started with growing mounted archery in their province.  We look forward to seeing the KZN team in action next year, and hopefully at Nationals in 2021.
 
If you are in KZN, and would like to become involved in the sport, please visit their Facebook page:

KZN Mounted Archery | Facebook
RESULTS: ONLINE POSTAL MATCH #4
SANESA NEWS
SANESA held their AGM on 21 November, and we are very excited to announce that our proposal of introducing a lead rein class in the Newcomers Challenge category in 2021, was accepted by the SANESA Council, and we will therefore from the first qualifiers next year, be scheduling this class for our SANESA riders.

The idea behind the introduction of a lead rein class is to give the new rider to the sport an opportunity to focus on his/her shooting techniques while allowing someone else to keep the horse going at a steady walk. 

We have designed a special track for this class, with its own set of rules and scoring, and will share more on this with our SANESA parents and riders shortly.

Please also note that this is for SANESA riders only, it will not form part of the MAASA classes, and therefore no grading options will be available when entering for the class on the SANESA website.
"Little girls with dreams become women with vision."
~Unknown
 
For further enquiries, contact Diane Horn at publicrelations@mountedarcheryassociation.co.za

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