Lessons and Clinics

*Announcement! The Flying Duchess Ranch is currently not open for clinics or private lessons. Katie Stearns is taking maternity leave until further notice.*

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I teach group and private lessons as well as give weekend clinics. During clinics we cover: instinctive ground archery, horsemanship, horseback archery, Korean and European course styles, rolling targets, and Mogu. Clinics are limited to 8 people. Lunch is provided for clinic participants, and you can stay at the ranch for free if you want to stay on site for the weekend. Breakfasts and dinners are done family potluck style. People who bring their own horses can keep them in individual pens for no charge, but must bring their own hay and clean up after their horse.

Mounted archery lesson prices are as followed (but are always subject to change):

  • Weekend Clinics – $300 per person with your own horse.
    $375 per person with a lesson horse.
  • Equipment rental for a bow and arrows is $20 a day
  • Group Lessons- $45 an hour per person.
  • Private Lessons – $55 an hour.
  • For clinics we allow auditing for $20 per person a day.
  • Your first mounted archery lesson is free (or I will deduct $35 from your clinic fee) if you sign up to be a member of the MA3.

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Here is a video of the clinic in August 2013:

We practice all day (about 6-7 hours) Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with an hour break for lunch. The last day is usually the “play day” when we practice things like Mogu and try the different competition styles, or have a mini-competition. If weather permits, one of the days after we are done shooting, I will take everyone for a bareback beach ride and a swim in the river.

Clinic dates are posted on the Events page.

Here is another clinic video from July 2013:

To sign up for any clinic, please fill out the Registration Form and send by either email or snail mail to my addresses on the Contact Page. Registration Forms must be in no later than two weeks prior to a clinic, and I require a %50 deposit to hold a spot.

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Clinics are designated for beginners or intermediates. If you have not taken a clinic with either myself or another instructor, it is likely you will want to be in the beginner clinic.

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*Photos on this page were taken by Bill Edgar, Sam’s father.

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