As most of you know we skipped Carosella in September due to the fact we were busy moving the Mounted Combat Program from Richmond to our new digs at Cornwall Ridge Farm in Langley. So as not to let 2018 pass us by without our annual celebration of all things horsey and swordy, we are holding a one-day Christmas Carosella on Sunday December 2nd.
Open House at Cornwall Ridge Farm
Christmas Carosella will be an open house, bringing together members of the program with local groups and businesses in Langley. There will be displays, demonstrations, and lessons available throughout the day. Plus a chance to meet our horses and instructors.
Here’s a quick run-down of the day. Times are approximate and may change.
10am: Knight Adventure
12:00: Swordplay Demonstration
12:30: Vaulting Demonstration with Fusion Vaulters
1pm: Taste of Swordplay workshop
2:00: Mounted Games Demonstration
2:30: Horseback Archery Demonstration with SL Equine
3:00: Archer Adventure
4:30: Mounted Combat Demonstration
The Knight Adventure, the Taste of Swordplay Workshop, and the Archer Adventure are all classes you can register for in advance through Academie Duello. The demonstrations and displays from local groups are free and open to the public. Come and connect with the burgeoning historical equestrian arts community in Langley!
Sunday 2 December, 10am – 5pm
Cornwall Ridge Farm
21955 16 Ave, Langley
Date Change for Classical Riding Clinic
Because several people were unable to make the Saturday evening lecture, we have moved the lecture to 9:00am on Sunday, and extended the clinic time to 6:00pm. This means the entire clinic takes place on the same day.
Educate your hands and seat and work to create a lighter more rideable connection with your horse. This workshop consists of a lecture on Saturday evening, followed by a full day clinic on Sunday. Riders will each have a private lesson as well as a group session, and are encouraged to audit other sessions. Audit passes are available and include the Saturday lecture plus full access to all riding sessions.
Classical Riding Clinic
Saturday 17 November 7:30 – 8:30pm
Sunday 18 November 9am – 6pm
cost: $225 includes horse use and/or haul-in fee
Mounted Combat Mastery
Mastery classes happen 11th and 25th of November and on the 12th & 23rd of December. Each three hour class consists of swordplay from the ground, riding, and mounted combat. Students who have their Green Spur are welcome to participate from both the ground and from horseback; students with a green cord or higher may participate from the ground. The focus of for this month is on sword and shield, as well as mounted vs unmounted combat.
Sundays 11 & 25 November, noon – 3pm
cost: 3 tuition credits per class
drop-in: $50 + $25 for use of horse
Horseback Archery Practice with Steph Laversin
Those who have taken Horseback Archery with Academie Duello or Fraser Valley Mounted Combat, and who have a minimum of Riding Level 1 or the equivalent are invited to come out for supervised practice with Steph Laversin of SL Equine. Come
for Mounted Combat and make a day of it!
Sunday 12 December, 3pm – 5pm
cost: $20 for Mounted Combat Members; $40 for non-members
Includes horse use and/or haul-in fee
Practice Rides for Members
Just a reminder that Practice Rides are still available through your Mounted Combat membership. You get up to two rides per month. Don’t miss out on this great chance to practise your riding on our school horses. Available times are:
Mondays 7-9 pm
Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Thursdays 7-9 pm
Saturdays 10am – noon
We have four instructors here at Cornwall Ridge, and private riding lessons are available just about any day of the week. The cost is $75 per hour on our school horses, or $55 on your own or a lease horse. Contact jennifer (at) academieduello.com to arrange.
If you want more horse time but aren’t quite ready to step into ownership, a lease might be for you. You can lease our school horses for one or two days per week. Lease prices include one lesson per month.
1 day per week: $150/month
2 days per week: $250/month
Contact Jen (email address above) for more details.
Have time but not money? We are looking for one or two apprentices to help out at the barn in exchange for class credits, riding lessons, or horse lease hours. Duties may include class assistance, facility and tack maintenance, grooming and horse care, etc. If you have at least an hour a week to spare you can convert your effort into saddle time. Contact Jen to apply.