The Riding Level 1 Curriculum

Over the spring and summer I’ve put up posts detailing the requirements for our Horsemanship Level 1.  If you read through those posts, look at the relevant chapters of the Manual of Horsemanship, and attend at least Horsemanship classes in which you have the opportunity to practice handling, grooming and tacking up, you have a…

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Mounted Combat Autumn Schedule

Now that we’ve had a week off after Carosella 2019, it’s time to get back in the saddle again!  If you were inspired by the demonstration of riding, horsemanship, and mounted combat skills on display, now’s your chance to get back in the saddle. All classes take place in the indoor arena at Cornwall Ridge…

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WMAW Event Report 2019

This past weekend was the 20th Anniversary of the Western Martial Arts Workshop hosted by the Chicago Swordplay Guild at the lovely Dekoven Center on the shores of Lake Michigan. I have had the opportunity to be teaching at this event for the past 10 years and it is always one of my favorite events…

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Allie & Christian cross swords in a Prix Fiore test

Carosella 2019: The Results are in!

What an amazing weekend! Carosella 2019 was our seventh iteration of the event but it contained many firsts.  We finally brought Working Equitation to the event courtesy of Darcy Henkel and Westcoast Working Equitation; Benjamin Davis gave us a cutting workshop; we included on-ground longsword, sidesword, and rapier tournaments for the first time; and we…

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Don’t Miss the Best Mounted Combat Weekend this Year!

Wow, Carosella 2019 is this week!  And registration closes tomorrow, Thursday September 26th.  If you’ve always been meaning to take a course in the Mounted Combat Program this is your absolute best time to do it.  Normally courses like Intro to Mounted Combat and Beginner Horseback Archery are $200 each.  But you can take both…

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Carosella 2019: More Workshops, More Fun!

The Carosella Schedule is coming together and should be in its final form soon.  In the meantime, here are some highlights! Friday 27 September Intro to Mounted Combat Ballet at the Barn Grappling and Pommel Plays Working Equitation Swordplay from the Falsemount Horsemanship Level 1 Mounted Sparring Equine First Aid Beginner Riding Saturday 28 September…

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Working equitation bull

Carosella 2019 is Just a Month Away!

Carosella our three-day multi-disciplinary Mounted Arts symposium is coming up at the end of September.  From the 27th through the 29th, Cornwall Ridge Farm will be host to two full days of workshops, clinics, lectures, and demos, followed by a fun and friendly tournament on Sunday.

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After Fundamentals – Approaching the Green Cord Curriculum

Chances are, if you’re a member of Academie Duello, you started your path to mastery the same way I did: choosing a fundamentals class, learning the basic concepts of your chosen discipline, earning your green cord, and receiving your Academie Duello black binder upon conclusion of the course. Then comes the next step: transitioning from…

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