Introduction to Mounted Combat Workshop
Experience the childhood fantasy of being a knight as you take the first step in Academie Duello’s mounted combat program. This unique workshop brings together swordplay, riding, and horsemanship into an exciting 6-hour session geared toward beginners.
During this intensive six hour workshop you will:
- Get an introduction to fundamental riding techniques
- Learn how to safely handle, groom, saddle and bridle your horse
- Practice horseback sword fighting techniques
The workshop takes place at Academie Duello’s stables in Steveston, BC, just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver. In the first hour you will learn the fundamentals of horse handling and will learn how to groom and tack-up (saddle and bridle) your horse. In the second and third hours you will get an introduction to basic guided riding, and build the fundamentals of swordplay from the ground, including movement, core attacks, and defences. Finally students will integrate with members of our ongoing mounted combat program to learn more advanced skills in swordplay and have the opportunity to practise combatively with appropriate protective gear on our falsemounts (practice horses).
This program is an ideal way to introduce yourself to both equestrian and swordplay skills and get started on a deep and exciting track of learning. Upon completion of the workshop you will qualify to join us for further more in-depth classes in Riding, Horsemanship, and Swordplay.
Cost: $149 +HST
See our workshop schedule or contact us at 604-568-9907 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up for our next date.
If you already have riding or swordsmanship experience that you feel may be application, contact us to inquire about entering the program at a more advanced level.