Frequently Asked Questions

How can I place my order?

This site primarily functions as a request for quotation page. Please select the products on the site for which you would like to request a quotation, then send us your request. Within a few days, we will notify you by email about the most important product information (e.g., price, production time, etc.). If you would like to accept our quotation, please respond to us via email. Following this, we can provide more detailed information about payment and delivery conditions.

What shipping options can I choose from?

After submitting your request for quotation, we will prepare a cost estimate for the expected packaging and postage expenses. Which courier service offers the best quote can be influenced by many factors, such as the country and address of the orderer, the content and weight of the package, etc. We always strive to choose the most cost-effective courier service for sending the package. You can read more about the courier services in the Privacy Policy.

Note: Please be aware that in some countries, customs duties may be charged on the received products. The cost of these duties is always borne by the orderer.

How long will it take for my order to arrive?

If the product is already available in stock, you can expect
the products to arrive within two weeks from the time of dispatch.

How much does shipping cost?

The shipping cost can be significantly influenced by the
following factors:

 - the country and address of the customer,
- the content and weight of the package.

 We prepare an individual price calculation for the shipping
costs in every case. Following this, we can inform the customer about the
shipping terms and its costs.

How can I modify or cancel my order?

To modify or cancel your order, please contact us
electronically. If the order has not yet been manufactured, processed, or
shipped, it may be possible to modify or completely cancel it. Please note that
depending on the status of the order, we may not be able to fulfill your
request. In such cases, we will provide detailed information about possible
steps and options.

What payment methods are accepted?

Customers can choose from the following payment methods:

 - Bank transfer,
- Cash,
- PayPal.

In the case of bank transfer and PayPal payments, the
customer is responsible for any transaction fees incurred.

Is there a warranty on the products?

For those products for which we provide a warranty (such as
sport bows, horseback archery saddles, timing devices, etc.), the duration of
the warranty is indicated in the product descriptions. The opportunity to claim
a warranty arises if:

- a manufacturing defect occurs,
- the product does not match the description,
- or if the product differs from the characteristics shown
to the customer.

In these cases, please contact us electronically. We first
request a photo or video of the problematic product from the customer. If the
product is deemed eligible for a warranty claim, the customer has the following
remedies available at no cost:

- the product can be repaired;
- the product can be replaced;
- a discount can be provided; or
- the full purchase price of the product can be refunded.

How can I return the product if I am not satisfied?

If you are not fully satisfied with the purchased product,
you have the option to return it within 14 days from the purchase, provided
that the product is not personalized. Please follow the steps below for the

1. Contact us electronically to indicate your intention to
2. Repackage the product in its original, undamaged
packaging, including all accessories and documents received at the time of
3. Send the product back to the address provided by the
webshop. Please note that the cost of return shipping is generally borne by the
customer, except in cases where the return is due to the product being faulty
or not as described.
4. Upon receipt and inspection of the product, if all
conditions are met, we will initiate the refund process to the provided bank
account number.

It is important to note that the right to return does not
apply to personalized products specifically made to your requirements. If you
have any further questions or need assistance, our customer service team is
readily available to help.

How can I find the product I am looking for?

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What should I do if the product I am looking for is out of stock?

If the product you are looking for is currently not available
in our inventory, our customer service is ready to assist you by recommending alternative products or providing information about the expected restocking
date of the product. Our goal is the maximum satisfaction of our customers, and we strive to help in every possible way.

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How quickly will you respond to my questions?

Our customer service is committed to responding to all
incoming questions as quickly and efficiently as possible. We typically send our responses to inquiries within 1-3 business days on weekdays. Please note that responses to questions submitted during weekends and holidays may take a bit longer. We do everything we can to answer your questions promptly and

Why are our bows so special?

Every bow we produce is lovingly hand crafted by our team of experienced bowyers. All of our bows come with a high quality Dacron/Fast Flight string, waterproof soft bow case, and one-year warranty.

Each style of bow is available in a variety of sizes ranging from extra small to extra large. The size of the bow you need to order will vary depending on your draw length. The description of each bow model will include the sizes it is available in, as well as the exact dimensions of each size.

Fiberglass or laminated bow?


In horseback archery it is recommanded to get familiar with two types of bows, before we make our change.

Fiberglass bows:

Fiberglass bows are somewhat cheaper and their material composition is simpler than laminated bows. Their weight is somewhat heavier than laminated bows, which is why they are somewhat slower. We recommend fiberglass bows primarily for children, because minors can outgrow them sooner. At the same time, these bows can also be ideal for beginners and amateur athletes whose main goal is not to compete, but to get to know the sport and to learn excellent archery technique.

Laminated bows:

We recommend laminated bows to competitive athletes with serious ambitions who like higher quality, fast and light bows. Today, bow production is so advanced that even with a 27 pound laminated bow we can achieve excellent results from a distance of 50 meters. If you use a light arrow (e.g. made of carbon), you don't even need to raise the aim at the moment of the shot in order to hit the target straight from 50 meters.

Why are personalized bows beneficial?

Standard, pre-made bows are most often found on the market, but they are not necessarily beneficial for everyone. The world's top horseback archers also use customized bows in horseback archery championships. Although it is more difficult to find a bow manufacturer who can make a customized bow at a reasonable price and in a short time, this solution is much more rewarding and effective in the long run.

At first, we might not even think about how many aspects we need to take into consideration in order to choose the most ideal bow for us. Once we have decided whether we want a fiberglass or laminated bow, it is worth keeping in mind the following points: draw length value (inch (col): "), determination of bow pound (#) strength, grip type, etc. It is worth consulting with your coach to choose the right bow.

How can I determine the draw length (col:")?

Determining the draw length will have an impact on choosing the size of the arrow, as well as in determining the poundage of the bow. In the case of the former, if we use an arrow that is too short and pull the string too much, we could easily do damage to ourselves or the equipment.

1 inch (") = 2,54 cm

1. Stand straight, spread the legs in shoulder width.
2. Stretch out the hand in which you will hold the bow, and imitate the grip with your hand. (Right-handed people will hold the bow in their left hand, left-handed people will hold the bow in their right hand.)
3. With our other hand, we illustrate the moment when the string is drawn all the way to the fix point (approx. 3-5 cm back from the center of the neck). Make sure your shoulder blades are closed. The two arms should be in a straight line. We should also place our bow arm’s shoulder further inside to this straight line.
4. Measure the distance between our two hands (roughly our two fists). For the result, calculate approx. plus 3 centimeters (1.5 cm is enough for advanced students).
5. 1 inch is equal to 2.54 cm. So, now we divide the result we got in the previous point by 2.54 cm, so we get the value of the draw length. It is important that when we enter this value, the tip of the arrow is not calculated in, but the part of the nock is still calculated in this length.


• For growing children, instead of 3 cm, we can calculate even with 6-7 cm.
• Pay particular attention to your posture, otherwise it may happen that you will measure wrong values, and because of this, you could judge your draw length incorrectly.
• It is still better to order a larger bow than a smaller one, which can completely destroy our joints and shoulders in the long run.
• In classic archery stores, the longest sizes of arrows are usually between 31" and 32". If someone were to ask for a longer one, the price of the arrow could rise significantly. On the other hand, at the Némethy Horseback Archery Academy, you can buy up to 36" arrows at a cheaper price.
• For horseback archery, it is worth choosing a lighter bow, because most archers have a much longer draw length than foot archers. Most foot archers draw their bows roughly between 28" and 31", while horseback archers draw between 31" and 36". Since most bows in the world are measured at 28", the bow of horseback archers becomes harder due to the extra draw length (up to an extra 6# to 16#), since for every inch drawn further compared to 28", the bow becomes approx. harder by 2#. When we are close to the maximum draw length of the bow, the hardening increases exponentially in the last inches, in this case the bow can be strengthened up to between 3# and 6# at 1". Therefore, overdrawing can have several negative factors:

  1. It can cause damage to the archer (e.g. shoulder injury, can result in a forced release).
  2. The bow may break.
  3. It can affect the flight path of the arrow: in the overstretched section, the string pushes the arrow exponentially, but then pushes the arrow body more linearly than normal, and this drastically affects the straight path of the arrow.

General draw length dimensions:

• Kids: 27"-32"
• Women: 28"-33"
• Men: 29"-37"

How do I determine what poundaged bow would be suitable for me?

Poundage: Unit of weight and drawing force. Most of the bows we sell are measured at 28".

1 pound (#) = 0.45 kg

General poundage(#) for horseback archery:

The poundage is affected by our draw length. Keep in mind that these statistics mostly refer to the three-fingered Mediterranean (Hungarian) archery technique.

• We absolutely do not recommend bows stronger than 15-20# between the ages of 6 and 12, as this can lead to damage in the shoulders and joints, as well as deformation of the spine.
• For ages 13-15, 18# and 22# bows may be ideal.
• From the age of 15, even up to the age of 99: for this category it is worth separating women and men. Women usually order bows in the 18-27# range, while for men this number is in the 20-30# range.

The determination of the poundage of the bow can be influenced by many aspects (e.g. body structure, physique, how regularly we train, etc.). It is best if everyone consults with a competent coach about this personally, and it is even better if we can try a few bows of different poundages, as that way it is easier to determine what we need. We should never start from the example of the champions, who train several times a week, or who already have several bows, or perhaps, thanks to their body structure, they are able to draw even a bow with a greater poundage. If we choose a bow with too many pounds, we can quickly destroy our shoulders and joints.

The poundage (#) of the bow at the draw length:

For example, let's say a woman - whose draw length is 32" - wants a 22# bow. This bow will have a poundage of 30# at the draw length value. Why?

1. Given the value of the basic draw length of the bow: 28", and we know the value of the woman's draw length (32"). Consider the difference between the two: 4 inch.
2. Multiply this value (4) by 2, because 1 inch ("") gains roughly 2 pounds (#) as we pull further. The result is 8 pounds.
3. Add 8 to our ideal poundage bow (22# according to the example) to get the number of pounds we will draw at 32", which is 30# according to the example.

What type of grip should I choose for a bow?

The choice of grip can also be influenced by the shooting technique. For the three-fingered Mediterranean (Hungarian) technique, for example, it is worth choosing a more rectangular grip, while a rounder grip may be the winning choice when practicing the Persian technique.

In the case of customized bows, with some bow manufacturers we can even ask for extra lead weight (between 75-200 g) in the grip. There is usually a separate cost for this. The extra weight can dampen the unpleasant vibrations of the bow, as well as enable us to hold our bow more stable at the moment after the shot. This extra weight does not necessarily affect our loading, you can quickly get used to it.

Why could bows break easily?

1. When stringing the bow, the recurve of the bow touches the ground.
2. When stringing or lowering the horn, the horn is not only pushed, but also strongly twisted.
3. When stringing the bow, only
one limb is bent
4. If the string is released several times without an arrow.
5. If the tip of the arrow hits the limb above the grip several times in a row.
6. If there is a harder object (e.g. saddle, tree branch) in the way when releasing the string and our bow hits it.
7. Extreme weather conditions can also affect the material of the bow. (E.g. leave it inside in a warmed-up vehicle, leave it outside in 40 degree heat in the sun, but the cold can also affect the durability of the material, etc.)
8. Most of the time, the bow breaks during transport. (E.g. they slam the car door on the bow, step on it, hit something with it, etc.)
9. It can also break due to a factory defect (e.g. bad gluing or use of inappropriate glue). But these cases occur in a very small percentage. If a bow is truly defective from the factory, it usually becomes apparent upon first use, or at the latest within 1-2 weeks.
10. If someone orders a bow with too much poundage (eg 80#). For very powerful bows (e.g., 60#), we can no longer provide a warranty.
11. If someone uses a string that is not suitable for the bow.

Of course, we also provide a guarantee for our bows. In the case of damage to the bow, we always ask for a photo from the customer, based on which the manufacturer can determine what could have caused the bow to break.

What is the difference between the materials of arrows?

In terms of material, arrows are usually made of wood, bamboo, carbon, aluminum or alucarbon. Carbon arrows are more common among horseback archers, but some also use wooden arrows.

Aluminium arrow:

It is worth paying attention to the fact that the aluminum arrow body can easily heat up in the summer heat, which can hurt the skin during collecting. Similar problems can happen in winter, but then due to the cold weather. An additional challenge can be that if our palms are sweaty during sports, it is even more difficult to remove the arrow from the target, unless we have an arrow extractor. Compared to carbon arrows, aluminum arrows are heavier, so they are somewhat slower and require better aiming. If the arrow hits the wrong place, it may bend and from then on it will no longer fly straight.

Wooden arrow:

Be very careful with cheap wooden arrows that can be bought in shops or stores. This especially applies to horseback archers who use the three-fingered Mediterranean (Hungarian) technique. According to our experience, these arrows break more easily, because during the loading we practice, the wooden arrow gets more hits and damage, as it hits the bow. Of course - as in the case of most types of arrows - the breakage of the material can be caused by many other things. Since wooden arrows break in the direction of the fiber, they can cause very serious accidents (especially if you don't use archery gloves), and can even pierce your hand.

We recommend wooden arrows primarily as decorations or for historical photography, but we consider them particularly dangerous for long-term use. It can also cause more serious injury if someone falls off the horse and it pierces the body. In many horseback archery schools - including the Némethy Horseback Archery Academy - the use of wooden arrows is already prohibited for safety reasons.

If the wood is slightly curved, it can also affect the flight path of the arrow. Another problem may be that the tip may fall out of the arrow body sooner during collecting, but the nock may also break more quickly. Wooden arrows are more resistant to extreme weather conditions (e.g. snow, rain, wet soil, etc.). In rainy weather, they quickly absorb moisture, which can also destroy the wood material, but the moisture can also affect the weight of the arrow, which makes it even more difficult to shoot on target.

Choosing the more expensive wooden arrows is much more complicated if we want to be sure. In such cases, the weight of the arrow plays an important role, however, finding arrows of the same weight is sometimes extremely time-consuming. If we managed to select the most ideal wooden arrows for us, our shooting can become more precise, but this can come at a heavy price. This method is most common among professional foot archers.

Carbon arrow:

The advantage of carbon arrows is that they are much lighter than wooden arrows and do not bend. In their case, it is also not recommended to choose the cheaper products, because they can also break faster. At the same time, it is not necessary to invest in expensive carbon arrows either. It is worth finding the golden middle path. Carbon arrows in the middle price category may already be suitable for horseback archery. Of course, other considerations may apply to Olympic archers, who have to hit very small targets from a distance. In their case, choosing the ideal arrows can be much more complicated. Horseback archers, on the other hand, aim much closer to larger surfaces.

It is not recommended to buy or manufacture varnished carbon arrows. They are not only much more difficult to remove from the target, but any extra element (e.g. varnish, paint, etc.) only adds extra weight to the arrow. If we still want varnish, then it is worth choosing a bright color, thanks to which we can find the arrow faster when doing archery outdoors.

According to our experience, the three most common reasons why carbon arrows can break are:

1. crosswise shot arrows hit each other,
2. own arrow is shot (from behind),
3. we do not find the arrow in the grass.

What spine value should I choose for an arrow?

The spine value represents the stiffness/flexibility of the arrows, which can affect the flight characteristics of the arrow. Since the spine value varies by material and manufacturer, it is worth asking the specific store what spine value arrow might be ideal for us, compared to the strength of our bow. You can also find different spine value tables, depending on the type of arrow it was created for. With carbon arrows, the higher the spine value, the softer the arrow will be. So arrows with a high spine value can become suitable for weaker bows.

If you want to order an arrow, but you are not sure about the spine value, it is worth asking the seller what spine value arrow they recommend for your type of bow and the poundage of the bow.

On the webshop of the Némethy Horseback Archery Academy, we usually recommend arrows with a spine value of 400-500. These can be ideal for adults and children. We do not offer arrows with a spine value much higher than this because, according to our experience, they have a much thinner wall, which makes them easier to break. This is also assured by the fact that with the three-fingered Mediterranean (Hungarian) technique, the arrow body collides with the bow during loading, and this is not good for arrows that are too thin either.

What type of fletching should I choose for my arrow?

Fletching are usually made of plastic or turkey feathers. In the webshop of the Némethy Horseback Archery Academy, we sell arrows with 3" Shield Back (76 mm), right-handed, painted turkey fletching. There are also shorter and longer feathers. Typically, the longer feathers are shot from a shorter distance, while the shorter feathers are shot from a longer distance. The longer fletching are more stable as they fly, get tired sooner and fall to the ground, while shorter fletchings fly farther and faster, but are less stable. Since horseback archers usually shoot from a distance, 3" fletching may be ideal for them. Feathers tilted to the right are used by right-handers, while feathers tilted to the left are used by left-handers. If someone were to use the opposite feather, it would not necessarily be felt in horseback archery.

When placing the fletching, make sure that there is a sufficient distance between the feather and the nock so that you do not touch the feather during loading, thus there is less chance that it will deform. In the case of children, the distance between the feather and the nock can be up to 3-3.8 cm. For a normal palm size, this number is roughly 3.8 cm, while for larger palm sizes it can be up to 4.8-5 cm.

We can choose from different colored feathers. As a rule, three feathers are placed on the arrow, two of which are of the same color, while the third (the main fletch) is of a different color to facilitate loading. Since horseback archery is mostly an outdoor sport, it is worth choosing colors that differ from the colors of nature, so that it is easier to find the arrow if you have shot astray.

What type of tips should I choose for my arrow?

We can only attach sport tips to the arrows used in the sports of archery and horseback archery, which have a blunted (not sharpened) end. Once, this is less dangerous, and on the other hand, the arrow does not go so deep into the target. A deeply pierced arrow will only tire the archer more quickly when collecting, if there is no arrow extractor. According to our experience, those sports tips that suddenly narrow after a point can damage the archery net much sooner.

There are actually two ways to attach the tips to the arrow shaft. One solution, when a small piece of aluminum is glued into the tube, and then the tip is easily wrapped into it, is called the insert version. The other solution is when the tip is simply glued into the arrow shaft. We tend to choose the latter because less extra weight is added to the arrow.


It is also possible to insert the nocks by gluing, but we do not recommend this. It is better to attach it to the end of the arrow with leukoplast. The reason for this is that when we hit a more massive object with our arrow, a vibration runs through the arrow. Normally, in this case, the nock slides a little further out of the arrow, but if the nock is glued to the end of the arrow body, then the nock cannot move out of its place, so the arrow body can even explode, crack, or even break at the moment of impact.

What type of targets are recommended?

We can choose from many types of targes. However, we tend to prefer those polyfoam targets, on which we can also
attach a target face. The target face can also be made of thin, easy-to-apply polyfoam material, but we can also use
printed targets. Although paper-based target faces are less durable, the advantage is that we can produce extremely
creative solutions at home. Even better, if the center of the target can be replaced, as this is the part that wears out the fastest.

Maximum until 20#:
• 80x80x7 cm
• 100x100x7 cm

Maximum until 35#)
• 80x80x17 cm
• 100x100x17 cm

Maximum until 50#:
• 80x80x22 cm
• 100x100x22 cm

What should I know about the target faces for Tower, Raid, and Hunt competitions?

We can choose from several target faces. We normally
use three types of target
faces during our training, camps and competitions. The names of the targets usually refer to the names of the competition tracks accepted by the IHAA (International Horseback Archery Alliance): Targets used on the Tower (formerly known as Hungarian), Raid (formerly known as Korean) and Hunt (formerly known as Polish) competition tracks.

Tower (Hungarian):

The front of the target face used on the Tower (Hungarian) track. It can also be used excellently for long shots (up to 50 meters). During the Tower competitions, the competitors most often shoot from the hand (with up to 10-12 arrows).

Size: 90x90 cm

Scoring from the inside out:

Yellow - 5 points
Black - 4 points
Green - 3 points
White - 2 points
Red - 1 point 

Raid (Korean):

The target face used on the Raid (Korean) track. In the case of the Raid target, the closest distance is 8 meters. During the competition, we usually have to use a quiver, so it is worth using the quiver during the exercises to get used to using it.

Size: 80x80 cm

In IHAA (International Horseback Archery Alliance) competitions, scoring is from the inside out:

White and black tiger - 5 points
Yellow - 4 points
Black - 3 points
Green - 2 points
Red - 1 point

In certain competitions of the Némethy Horseback Archery Academy, the scoring is from the inside out:

White and black tiger - 7 points
Yellow - 5 points
Black - 4 points
Green - 2 points
Red - 1 point

Hunt (Polish):

In the Hunt competition, the most common targets are representing forest animals, but fantasy creatures or other types of targets can also be used:

• 2D target (or an animal figure),
• 3D target (or an animal figure),
• animal figures with 7-zone scoring,
• FITA target face (any size),
• Tower target face,
• Raid target face,
• moving targets, etc.