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Astoundingly Skilled: Teen Archer On Horseback Breaks World Record In Amazing Clip

A young woman riding on horseback with a bow and arrow.

If you’ve never seen mounted archery in action, this horseback sport is pretty incredible. Can you imagine the amount of skill and concentration it takes to hit a target while riding a horse? Well, at 16, French equestrian Chloé Simons not only completed this feat repeatedly while competing in the Aleramo Ride Cup in Italy, but she also broke a horseback archery record! She shared a truly impressive video of her accomplishment on social media.

In the clip, Chloé galloped her horse, Eden, along a trail lined with targets. As she passed each one, she swiftly shot an arrow into it, aiming for the center. She earned a whopping 114.99 points in this horseback archery competition, at the same time breaking the Junior World Record for this sport!


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Chloé’s parents shared a post from International Horseback Archery Alliance announcing the astounding news on Facebook.

“Congratulations to 16 year old Chloé Simons from France for setting a new Junior World Record in the R234 on her pony Eden de Kerbotin,” read the post. “Chloé recently set the new record of a 114.99 points at the Aleramo Ride Cup in Italy.”

Here’s why you won’t see horseback archery in the Olympics.

Commenters on Chloé’s video from the competition were truly amazed by her talent. However, many were wondering why mounted archery isn’t one of the horseback sports included in the Olympic games. According to a response from the young rider, it’s not a densely populated activity.

A young woman riding on horseback with a bow and arrow.
Screengrab from TikTok

“There aren’t enough horseback archers out there for it to be an Olympic sport unfortunately,” Chloé replied to one user.

In another comment, the 16-year-old athlete wrote, “It’s great this video is doing so well because we need to promote the sport. The more people who do it the more likely it will become an Olympic sport.”

Let’s hope that seeing this young woman’s talent will inspire more riders to pursue horseback archery!

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