Tuesday, December 11, 2012

So You Think You Can Joust

Northwest Jousing Association
"O just and faithful knight of God! Ride on! the prize is near."  Lord Tennyson, “Sir Galahad”

If previous postings have interested you in trying these medieval equestrian sports, there are multiple organizations you can contact.  The following organizations may offer clinics in your area:

  • National Jousting Association—VA, MD, PA, WV
  • Northwest Jousting Association, WA, OR, ID
  • International Jousting Association—covers entire US

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), an affiliation of “kingdoms” of historical re-enactors across the US, usually has equestrian guilds within each barony.   Their web site is http://sca.org.  These guilds schedule monthly practice sessions and stage weekend events based on these tournament games.  In addition, a web search will locate schools of jousting in which you can train for eight hours a day for a week or more. 

Based on Blessi and my experience with The Knights of the Myst, these organizations welcome newcomers interested in their passion.  And you will certainly be able to showcase the wonderful gaits and personalities of your Icelandic horses.  Charge on!!!

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