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Jennifer Landels heads up Academie Duello's Cavaliere Program. She has been swordfighting since 2008, and riding since before she could walk. She started the program as an excuse to combine those passions.

Team Riding: Pas de Deux

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In September, I posted on the importance of team riding to develop mounted combat skills and delved into how to make successful hand-offs.  Today I'm focussing on precision over speed as we look at drill team riding. Riding Level 4: Team Riding, pt II For Riding Level 4 you will need to demonstrate: 15. Simple pairs pattern, walk & trot,…

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Have a Horsey Hallowe’en

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Thank you to everyone who hung out and helped tarp the hay barn roof on Sunday.  Even if you were just passing hammers and nails up from the ground, we couldn't have done it without you.  Happy Horsey Hallowe'en!   Autumn Riding, Horsemanship, and Mounted Combat There are still one or two spaces available in these courses -- take advantage…

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Autumn Riding and Swordplay at Red Colt

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With the evenings getting shorter, its time to switch the hours of our Riding & Horsemanship classes back to Sunday mornings.   This is your last chance to get a series of classes in before our winter break! Autumn Riding, Horsemanship, and Mounted Combat Youth Riding & Horsemanship This course for kids aged 6-13 will introduce your child to ponies and…

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Team Riding: Hand to Hand

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Before I put swords in the hands of participants on horseback during our Intro to Mounted Combat workshop, I have people high-five each other.  I tell them it's the friendly way to start hitting one another.  The comment is light-hearted, but the principle and the practice is important.  Co-operative riding is a key part of mounted combat.   Learning to control…

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Carosella 2017 Photos

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Another amazingly fun and exciting Carosella has passed us by.  Congratulations to our high-point tournament winner Robert Borsos, and all the other riders who took home prizes!  Here are a few photos from Sunday courtesy of Double Exposure Photography.  Enjoy! [caption id="attachment_20190" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Steph vs Robert in the Spur Tournament[/caption] [caption id="attachment_20192" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Cat & Tika gallop home[/caption]…

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Congratulations to Our Blue Spur Pioneers!

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The last day of Carosella is always special, as the competition is the culmination of the weekend's -- and the year's -- work in the Mounted Combat Program.  This Sunday was even more special as we had our first cohort of apprentices challenge the scholar level of our program, the Blue Spur. [caption id="attachment_20174" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Karissa and Christian battle…

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Carosella from the Ground up

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Although the primary focus of Carosella is mounted combat, there are many opportunities to increase your martial skills or equine knowledge while keeping your feet on the ground.  And because you aren't using a horse, the cost is only $75 for a full day.  Here are some of the great offerings available on Friday and Saturday, September 8th & 9th.…

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Carosella 2017: Don’t Miss All This!

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Carosella will be here in less than a fortnight!  If you haven't registered yet, don't delay — there are only 20 spaces each day for mounted activities.  (That said, if you are on the wait list for Mounted, there is plenty to keep you busy from the ground all weekend).  You can sign up here. Friday, September 8th Friday morning…

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Carosella 2017 FAQ

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Registration for Carosella 2017 is open!  This year spaces for participating on horseback are limited to 20, so be sure to sign up soon. Now it's time to answer some of those frequently asked questions.... Q: How can I sign up for Carosella? A: You can register online here for full and one-day passes.  Regular entries close Monday September 4th. Post-entries…

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Carosella 2017 is Open for Registration

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Carosella 2017 Registration is now open for Carosella 2017, our three day symposium of mounted combat, archery, and games!  This exciting event, now in its fifth year, consists of two days of workshops on ground and on horseback for all levels of riding, swordplay, and archery. New for 2017 Interested in learning mounted combat techniques from the ground but not…

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