Equestrian Combat

Equestrian archery, equestrian melee, jousting, and related activities

Equestrian statues come to life in Rome

Michelanglo's statue of Marcus Aurelius, sculpted in the 1530s, features a horse with "a strong build, a broad chest, thick manes and tails, and robust legs," the same characteristics of modern Maremmano horses, believed to have descended from the emperors' mounts.

Dancing horses

Do you appreciate the beauty of equestrian dressage? If so, you will want to view a brief video of incredible horsemanship on YouTube. Some of the moves, including the "Airs Above the Ground" shown at the conclusion of the film, are holdovers from medieval war techniques.

Norse Horse equestrians to appear in Ocala Christmas parade

The Norse Horse Medieval Equestrian Group, many of whose members are also in the SCA, will appear again this year in the 2010 Ocala Christmas Parade.

Equestrians in the SCA

Equestrian activities in the Society for Creative Aanachronism are on the increase. In an article for The Mid-South Horse Review, Laura Lecher explains how horses have become common participants at SCA events.

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.

More photos from Great Western War

Miyake Nobuhiro reports that he has created an album of photos from Great Western War which took place recently in the Kingdom of the West. The photos are available on Flickr.

Photos from Holy Pail 2010 online

Danielle reports that she has created an album of photos from Holy Pail 2010, an event which took place recently in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

SCA and MSR members extras for "Running Wilde"

Several SCA and MSR (Medieval Scenarios and Recreation) members were on hand recently to serve as extras at Sands Point Preserve in New York for a filming of the Fox television series Running Wilde. Farrah Weinstein of the Port Washington Patch has the story. (photos and video)

Calontr's Grand Melee photos online

Cathus reports that he has created an album of photos from Grand Melee which took place recently in the Kingdom of Calontire. They are available to view on Flickr.

[OUT] Great Hunt

The Shire Gleann Medonach, Kingdom of the Outlands, invites our neighbors to participate in our Great Hunt, Oct 22-24, 2010 at Artesia, NM

[LOC] Surveying Expedition 2011

Maison del Mas are proud to welcome you once again to their lands for the annual Surveying Expedition.

Jousters hope to make their martial art a first-tier professional sport

Two professional jousters, currently working at the Ohio Renaissance Festival northeast of Cincinnati, Ohio (USA), hope to take their skills from Renaissance Faires to the world of professional sports. [photo]

Jousting in Ontario

The Fight Network, which covers combat sports around the world, recently filmed a piece on the International Jousting Association Canada National Championship in Ontario. The film is available on YouTube.

Gaius Appuleius Diocles best paid athlete ever

The astronomical sponsorship deals amassed by modern athletes are dwarfed by prize money earned by an illiterate Roman charioteer named Gaius Appuleius Diocles, according to University of Pennsylvania classical studies professor Peter Struck.

[WES] West Kingdom Equestrian Championship

To the populace of the west, the time has come for us to gather once again and take part on the equestrian arts on September 25, 2010 in Lodi Ca. It will be a day full of pageantry, games, and classes for everyone. There will also be the second annual West Kingdom Equestrian Championship.

No jousting at Green Apple Books

A sign in the window of Green Apple Books in San Francisco, CA announces that "Lances, Shields, Helmets, Not Sold" there. Instead, the note offers books on the subject. (photo)

[EAS] Harvest Moon /K&Q Rattan Champions

The time to celebrate the Harvest Moon approaches and Malagentia calls good gentles from near and far to celebrate with them through archery, rapier, heavy combat, equestrian activities and feasting.  In addition to all our other activities, the event will feature King's and Queen's Rattan Champions tournament!

Northshield's Ages of War 2010 photos online

Ragan T reports that she has created an album of photos from Ages of War 2010, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Northshield. The photos are available on the Northshield Gallery.

[MID] Royal Hunt

As the summer heat fades rapidly and the hard memories of the Pennsic campaign grow into boastful stories, Their Newly Crowned Majesties look to take a holiday in their country lands for a leisurely time of feasting, gaming, storytelling, and celebrating the great horsemanship of the Midrealm in the first annual Royal Hunt!

Equestrian Meet & Greet

If you are like many of us you and your horse have been sittin' around getting pudgy this summer.  So join us in what will become a regular occurrence to start getting your horse ready for your next war! We will ride and chat about all things equestrian.

[EAS] Emerald Glen Cadell

Once upon a time, there was a lady who had a horse, an equestrian center, and friends who also had horses. This lady decided that an equestrian event would be a wonderful opportunity for her friends to enjoy the day, Therefore, all Ye Equestrians come to a gathering to be held September 11, 2010!!

[GLE] Gleann Abhann Coronation

All are invited to attend Gleann Abhann Fall Coronation!

2010 Palio takes place in Siena, Italy

The Tartuca (Tortoise) neighborhood is the winner of this year's Palio, a bareback horse race that takes place in the middle of Siena, Italy.

Raid or Trade photos online

Calontir Deputy Historian Vilhelm Lich reports that he has created an album of photos from the recent Raid or Trade event. The photos are available on Flickr.

Reenactors gather in Poland to commenorate Battle of Klushino

During the weekend of July 3-4, 2010, reenactors from around the world converged on the banks of the River Vistula in Warsaw, Poland to celebrated the 400th anniversary of the Battle of Klushino in 1610.

Jousting as extreme sport

In an article for the New York Times Magazine, Dashka Slater asks the question: "Is jousting the next extreme sport?" The "violent sport" is attracting attention at jousting competitions around the world such as the Gulf Coast International Jousting Championships near Pensacola, Florida.

Artemisia's Uprising 2010 photos online

Darius Coligny reports that he has uploaded several albums of photos from the June 16-20, 2010 Uprising event in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

World Joust/Festival of History

Festival of History: Featuring period camps ranging from Rome to the Renaissance, costumed interpreters bring history to life at the Festival of History! Visitors are guaranteed an action packed weekend as history is revisited before their eyes!

[ANT] William Tell XXV

CALLING ALL ARCHERS, THROWN WEAPONS PEOPLE,  EQUESTRIANS AND ALL OTHERS WHO WOULD HELP US CELEBRATE THE 25TH YEAR OF THE OLDEST ARCHERY EVENT OF THE KINGDOM!!!  YES INDEED, YOU HAVE READ THAT CORRECTLY!!  THE SILVER ANNIVERSARY!!  Silver will be the theme for the weekend.

Tobias Capwell, scholar and warrior

On the Order of the Crescent website, Dr. Tobias Capwell, Curator of Arms and Armor at The Wallace Collection (UK), says that he can't remember a time when he wasn't interested in the Middle Ages. Now he is a worldwide authority on late period armor and an internationally-known jouster.