Equestrian Combat

Equestrian archery, equestrian melee, jousting, and related activities

Jousting in America

What makes a modern American want to be a medieval jouster? NPR correspondent Jacki Lyden traveled to the Maryland Renaissance Festival to find out for a story that ran October 3, 2009 on NPR's Weekend Edition.(audio and photos)

Jousting with Henry VIII

Henry VIII was known for his love of spectacular jousts. Now visitors to the Hampton Court website can share in his favorite pastime by playing Joust for Henry VIII.

Leohtulf of the Silver Hills new Lord of the Mists

On the West Kingdom list, it was reported that Leohtulf of the Silver Hills defeated Loy Schiemann der Klein in the finals of the recent Coronet Tournament in the Principality of the Mists. Leohtulf was inspired by Gillian Trenowyth. (video)

Mobile Renaissance Faire

The Mobile Renaissance Faire! Held each year in Mobile for the past 8 years! The 8th Annual Mobile Renaissance Faire will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 14-15, 2009, at Hank Aaron Baseball Stadium located at 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd., Mobile, Alabama, 36606. Faire will be held from 10 am to 5 pm each day.

Tournament of the Phoenix to draw international jousters

For the third straight year, jousters from around the world will gather for the Tournament of the Phoenix, a weekend-long event to be held October 23-25, 2009 in Poway California. The event is being held in conjunction with the Festival of History, a living history event featuring re-enactors from Roman times to the Renaissance.

Kingdom of Acre medieval festival video online

Julie O'Grady has created a video highlighting events at the recent Sands Point Medieval Fair hosted by the Kingdom of Acre (Medieval Scenarios and Recreations, Ltd.). The video is available on YouTube.

Gulf Coast Full Contact Jousting Tournament

On January 22, 23 and 24, 2010, at The Escambia County Equestrian Center, 7750 Mobile Hwy., Pensacola, FL,32526, the GULF COAST FULL CONTACT JOUSTING TOURNAMENT will be held from 6-10 pm Friday Jan. 22, 12-4 pm Saturday Jan. 23 and again at 6-10 pm Saturday Jan. 23, and 1-4 pm Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010.

Tournament of the Phoenix and Festival of History

In its third year, the Tournament of the Phoenix has proven to be a unique learning experience as well as an exciting sporting event. Only the most highly skilled knights from around the world are invited to compete for the prize. Protected by real, museum grade armour, they engage in a series of events which demonstrate their proficiency in many of the skills essential to the Medieval knight.

[MER] Res Equus II

Res Equus II: Barbarians at the Gate 30 Oct -1 Nov 2009

SCA equestrians shine at "Day of the Horse"

It was a day for horses, auctions and scavenger hunts - but mostly horses - when the Conejo Creek Equestrian Park hosted a benefit event for Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship and California Coastal Horse Rescue, two non-profits who help horses and the disabled. The local SCA group was on hand with their equestrian unit. (photos)

[AET] Hunter's Moon

Come play in the falling leaves! The golden leaves of the rolling hills of the Shire of Hartstone are falling and we are stirring up some fun before the snow flies.

Photos from Valor XXX online

Seaghdha mac Roberd and Ruaidhri of the Kingdom of Calontir have created two albums of photos from the recent Valor XXX event.

[ATL] Fall Southern Cavalry Practice

We are celebrating 5 years of open barns and practices! If you are interested in learning more about the horse activities in the southern part of our fair Kingdom then here is your chance. We will have a relaxing and safe environment for those wanting to experience the wonderful world of horses in the SCA. Activities will be geared towards all levels so everyone can participate! Equine Liability Class, rider and grounds crew authorizations will be available.

Position Opening Soon-Society Equestrian Marshal

Patrick Anderson, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that applications are now being taken for the position of Society Equestrian Marshal.

Attention: Estrella War Equestrians

Lady Saragrace Knauf, this year’s Estrella War Equestrian Activities Coordinator, is working hard to make Estrella War XXVI a grand experience for all.

Estrella War Equestrian

Reynier de Vriere, Estrella War XXVI Media Office Deputy, offers some information for those planning to take part in equestrian activities at next year's Estrella War.

[EAS] Warren County 4H Ren Fair

GET READY FOR IT! Sept 12 & 13th 09 The First Ever, INVITATIONAL JOUST TOURNAMENT & MEDEVAL FESTIVAL RENAISSANCE FAIR in NJ. More Entertainment and Vendors than Camalot!

[ANT] Summer Hunt V

You are invited to Summer Hunt V July 24-6, 2009. Our championship is in honor of Baron Julian. The winner carries a token for the year that was created by Baroness Arianne and features on of Julian's winning medals from Archery.

Mounted archery on Mythbusters May 13, 2009

On the May 13, 2009 episode of the popular science show Mythbusters, the crew will try to prove the veracity of mounted archery. The episode Exploding Bumper premieres at 9:00 p.m. EDT and repeats at midnight.

[WES] Kingdom Arts and Sciences Tournament

This year, the theme is Pilgrims and Pilgrimage. Take part in the 8 Round Hercules Challenge, or the 8 Legged Race! Register your team NOW! As always, there will be numerous classes in the Arts and Sciences in various fields. Fighters, don't think we've left you out! There will be classes and activities for hard suit, rapier and equestrians. Want to teach a class? There is still time to add YOUR class to the schedule.

Was Henry VIII's Tyranny the Result of a Brain Injury?

A new theory suggests that Henry VIII underwent a personality change as the result of a head injury he suffered while jousting.

Calontir event photos online

Eowyth has created several albums of photos from recent events in the Kingdom of Calontir on her Picasa website. Included is an album of photos from Calontir's 25th Anniversary celebration.

School teaches late Middle Ages jousting

Knight School, a division of Historic Enterprises, is offering hands-on instruction in equestrian combat at regularly scheduled jousting classes. The classes offer school-provided horses but also welcome riders who have their own.

Historic photo proves early equestrian participation

Those who believe that equestrian activities are new in the Society for Creative Anachronism, will want to pay a visit to the The History of the Kingdom of The West: The First Coronation and Crown Tournament website and view the photo of Henrik of Havn.

[MID] Brendokenfest 2009

The Barony of Brendoken cordially invites you to attend Brendokenfest 2009, to be held April 25 at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds in Dover, Ohio.

[ATL] Journey Through Time

Join us on our journey to celebrate time periods of the Known World! We will compete on the field, on horseback, and the gentler pursuits of the arts and sciences. And for those who love a challenge, join the Quest and find out who was who in our time! Prizes will be awarded for each martial discipline and for A&S competitions.

Lysts at Castleton video highlights best of the SCA

"The most beautiful event in the SCA" (at least to Ansteorrans) is featured in a wonderful short film posted by Sir Giotto" on YouTube. The beautifully-edited film advertises the upcoming Lysts at Castleton event.

Mountains Gate at the 2008 Placerville Christmas Parade

Miriam reports that a small album of photos taken at the 2008 Placerville Christmas Parade are now available online. The Shire of Mountains Gate (Kingdom of the West) participated in the parade.

2nd century bronze chariot found in Bulgaria

A bronze-plated, elaborately-decorated chariot dating to the 2nd century was found recently at an ancient Thracian tomb in southeastern Bulgaria. Experts believe the vehicle was buried as part of the belongings of a wealthy Thracian aristocrat.

Bordermarch's Autum Melees photos online

Lady Brenna MacDonald has uploaded an album of photos from the recent Autumn Melees in Ansteorra's Bordermarch (BAM).