Horse archery making comback in Europe

Horse archery is a sport appreciated by only a few, but its popularity is gaining strength in England which now holds a national championship.

The sport is considered a "melting pot of various techniques and styles, mainly influenced by the heritage of the ancient Hungarian tribes, the Turks, the Scythians and the Huns".

"Horseback archery is a highly exciting and thrilling participative and visual sport," said Neil Payne from South Petherton.. "I've never felt so alive."   

BBC's Mike Bushell demonstrates horse archery's appeal in a short video from the BBC.