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Congratulations to Our Blue Spur Pioneers!

Jennifer Landels  September 12, 2017
Categories: Mounted Combat, News, Programs
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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.

Karissa and Christian battle it out.

Steph takes on Chris, the laughing cavalier.

For the Blue Spur, students need to demonstrate proficiency with long sword, side sword, and spear from the ground.  They need to demonstrate that they can care for and present a well-turned out horse, on which they perform a riding test at all gaits with jumping, stirrupless riding, and mounted games skills.  And they need to spar against all comers from horseback.

It’s an imposing set of skills, which is why we offer double, treble, and quadruple congratulations to our pioneering Blue Spur scholars: Karissa King, Christian Deron, and Chris Richardson.

Cavaliers, we salute you!

Jennifer Landels, Program Head
Academie Duello Mounted Combat Program

Devon Boorman, Director
Academie Duello

PS:  More photos and tournament results from Carosella 2017 to come next week!

Start your own journey

With Carosella over, now is the best time to dive into the Mounted Combat Program.  The horses are fit and mellow, the weather’s just right, and you’ll have a whole year to get ready for Carosella 2018!  If you are new to horses, start with Beginner Riding & Horsemanship; if you are new to swordplay begin with Mounted Combat Fundamentals.  If you’re new to both, you can take both courses for and save $36 (call front desk at 604 568 9907 to register for this deal).  All courses take place at Red Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op, 12320 No 2 Road, Richmond.  Register here.

Youth Riding & Horsemanship

Thursdays, 14 Sep – 18 Oct 2017
4:00 – 6:00pm
cost: $300 + gst
Instructor: Kate Landels

Beginner Riding & Horsemanship

Saturdays, 16 Sep – 20 Oct 2017
4:00 – 6:00pm
cost: $300 + gst
Instructor: Stephanie Laversin
Bundle with Mounted Combat Fundamentals and save $36!

Level 2 Riding & Horsemanship

Saturdays, 16 Sep – 20 Oct 2017
5:00 – 7:00pm
cost: $300 + gst
Instructor: Stephanie Laversin
Bundle with Mounted Combat Fundamentals and save $36!

Level 3+ Riding & Horsesmanship

Saturdays, 16 Sep – 20 Oct 2017
4:00 – 5:00pm
cost: $200 + gst
Instructor: Stephanie Laversin

Level 4 Horsemanship

Saturdays, 16 Sep – 20 Oct 2017
5:00 – 7:00pm
cost: $100 + gst
Instructor: Kate Landels

Mounted Combat Fundamentals

Sundays 17 Sep – 21 Oct 2017
1:00 – 3:00pm
cost: $135 + gst
Instructor: Aaron Lamontagne
Bundle with Beginner or Level 2 Riding & Horsemanship and save $36!

To register online check out the workshops page or call Academie Duello at 604 568 9907.

 

 

jenniferlandels 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. Read more from Jennifer Landels.