Equestrian archery, equestrian melee, jousting, and related activities
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-01-01 14:26
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-12-29 13:47
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.
Submitted by Caterina de Ver... on Sat, 2010-11-27 11:51
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-11-22 08:01
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-11-13 19:24
Horse archery is a sport appreciated by only a few, but its popularity is gaining strength in England which now holds a national championship.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-11-05 18:39
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-10-28 11:17
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-10-21 10:58
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)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-10-20 16:20
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-10-14 16:58
The Shire Gleann Medonach, Kingdom of the Outlands, invites our neighbors to participate in our Great Hunt, Oct 22-24, 2010 at Artesia, NM
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-10-14 15:13
Maison del Mas are proud to welcome you once again to their lands for the annual Surveying Expedition.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2010-10-12 19:02
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]
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-10-02 15:26
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-10-01 11:37
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-09-24 12:49
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-09-21 20:23
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)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-09-16 10:37
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!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-09-16 07:30
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-09-09 18:13
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!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-09-09 15:04
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-08-26 18:24
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!!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-08-26 17:52
All are invited to attend Gleann Abhann Fall Coronation!
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2010-08-24 16:33
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-08-15 16:22
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-08-14 15:40
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-08-09 07:16
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-07-28 07:01
Darius Coligny reports that he has uploaded several albums of photos from the June 16-20, 2010 Uprising event in the Kingdom of Artemisia.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-07-22 15:22
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!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-07-15 11:46
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-07-12 06:59
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.