Mounted Games  Tag Archives

Throwing Your Weapon Away … from Horseback

Posted on by jenniferlandels

Blue Spur: Throwing a Spear from the Saddle The final Mounted Games item in the Blue Spear checklist is: Safely throw a javelin from the halt and walk without emphasis on accuracy. Since we don't even ask you to hit a target, this is, (in a sense) even easier than the earlier requirement of hitting a target from the ground. …

Posted in Mounted Combat, Programs | Tagged , , , , |

Cutting at the Canter

Posted on by jenniferlandels

Blue Spur Mounted Games: Block Cutting The second mounted games skill we ask you to demonstrate for the Blue Spur is cutting to the blocks: Cut and thrust four out of five block targets using a synthetic or wooden sword in good form, three times in a row, while at a trot or canter. The blocks, which are roughly 3"…

Posted in Mounted Combat, News, Programs | Tagged , , , |

The Brass Ring

Posted on by jenniferlandels

What do fairground rides have to do with mounted combat?  A lot, it turns out. [caption id="attachment_15451" align="alignright" width="300"] Ring-spearing on the antique carousel at the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris[/caption] The children's game of spearing rings from the back of carousel horses descends directly from knightly games.  In fact even the word 'carousel' comes from the Italian 'garosello' or 'little…

Posted in Mounted Combat, News | Tagged , , , |

Carosella 2015 Results

Posted on by jenniferlandels

Our annual mounted combat symposium has come and gone, and what a wonderful weekend it was!  The sun smiled kindly on us for the Friday and Saturday of Mounted Combat, Horseback Archery, Classical Riding, Ballet and Mounted Games, and by Sunday those of us competing in the tournament were grateful for some cooler, cloudy skies! Tournament Results Grooms' Competition There…

Posted in Mounted Combat, News, Programs | Tagged , , , |

August Clinics

Posted on by jenniferlandels

There are just a few Friday clinics left this year.   Don't miss out on these opportunities to learn from different instructors and focus on different areas of your riding and combat skills.  The clinics run from 6pm - 7:30pm every Friday, and the cost is only $60 including use of a school horse.  Plus, if you sign up for all…

Posted in Mounted Combat, News, Programs | Tagged , , , , , , |

Mounted Combat Playday this Sunday

Posted on by jenniferlandels

This Sunday from 1 - 4pm the arena at Red Colt will be alive once more with the thunder of hooves, the twang of bowstrings and the clash of swords for our August Playday. Mounted Games Anyone with Riding Level 1 or the equivalent can participate in these non-combative games of speed and skill, such as ring-spearing, stick-pegging, quintain etc. …

Posted in Mounted Combat, Programs | Tagged , , , , |

Spend Summer in the Saddle

Posted on by jenniferlandels

The weather is gorgeous, the footing is good, and the grooming is easy.  Make the most of our glorious summer by spending at least part of it on the back of a horse.  We have a whole line-up of clinics and classes over the next two months for both experienced riders and complete beginners.  Refine your skills, try a new…

Posted in Mounted Combat, Programs | Tagged , , , |

Friday Clinics at Red Colt

Posted on by jenniferlandels

Once more we are offering a variety of special clinics related to the Mounted Combat Program at Red Colt throughout the summer.  Clinics start up this Friday June 12th and continue through August with a variety of instructors and topics, from 6:00pm - 7:30pm each week.  Some classes may run a half hour longer if there are more than four…

Posted in Mounted Combat, News, Programs | Tagged , , , , , |

Changes to Mounted Games Practice Nights

Posted on by jenniferlandels

As predicted this summer's schedule in the Cavaliere program is a little wibbly-wobbly, but I will do my best to keep this blog up to date with the most recent information.Instead of weekly Mounted Games Practices on Fridays at 5-7pm, we will use this time slot for varied activites (including games practices).  Here is the schedule for June:Friday 6 June:…

Posted in Mounted Combat, Programs | Tagged , , |

Summer Schedule at the Stables

Posted on by jenniferlandels

This summer's schedule is a tad scattered due to various events, such as plans to re-do the arena footing, and the fact I'll be away teaching Mounted Combat in Zwiebrucken for part of July.  So I thought I'd take a break from instructional blogs to give you what scheduling I can. Intro to Mounted Combat There are still a few…

Posted in News | Tagged , , , |