Horseback Archery at Red Colt this Sunday


The ever-popular Horseback Archery returns to Red Colt this Sunday, July 26th.  We have two workshops with Robert Borsos of Borsos Torzs Horse Archery this weekend.  These workshops are loads of fun, and won’t return until Carosella.  Don’t miss out — sign up today!

Beginner Horseback Archery

Beginner Horseback Archery

Whether you are an expert rider or archer, or a complete beginner at both, this is your starting point.  You will spend about an hour and a half on the ground learning the techniques of Hungarian archery from the Kassai school.  After that you will begin shooting from horseback while our handlers lead your mounts past the targets at the walk.  Experienced riders may have the option to try shooting at faster paces without handlers if they are competent and comfortable at the walk.

Sunday 26 July, 10am – 1pm
cost: $149 + gst
prerequisites: none

Intermediate Horseback ArcheryRob & Winnie

If you have taken our Beginner course previously and have a minimum of Riding Level 1 or the equivalent this course is for you.  Riders with Level 1 will walk and trot, Level 2 Riders will be able to shoot at the canter.  Last time we practised multiple targets on canter circles — what will we get up to this time?

Sunday 26 July, 2pm – 5pm
cost: $75 + gst
prerequisites: Riding Level 1, Beginner Horseback Archery

 

Upcoming Clinics and Classes

Introduction to Classical RidingVeli

The first of two clinics with Veli and Sherry Leväaho of Leväaho Classical Horsemanship. Details to come!

Friday 24 July, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Instructors: Veli & Sherry Leväaho
Prerequisite: Riding Level 1 or equivalent
cost: $45 (own horse) $60 (school horse)
Sign up for any four Friday Clinics for only $180 (4 for the price of 3)!

Mounted Sparring

Greg vs Chris in the Green Spur TourneyEngage in drills to improve your technique and accuracy, then take those skills to slow work and full speed mounted longsword sparring under the guidance of our Maestro d’Armi, Devon Boorman.  Up your game for Carosella 2015!

Fridays 31 Jul & 14 Aug, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Prerequisite: Green Spur or permission from instructor
cost: $45 (own horse) $60 (school horse) Sign up for any four Friday Clinics for only $180 (4 for the price of 3)!

Beginner Riding & Horsemanship

groomingThis six-class course is designed to help the beginning rider achieve Horsemanship and Riding Level 1. The cost of the course includes one free riding or horsemanship assessment.  Students can expect to be ready to assess Horsemanship Level 1 at the end of the six classes.  Readiness for Riding Level 1 typically takes two iterations of the course.

Sundays 2 Aug – 6 Sep, 10am – noon
Prerequisites: none.  Intro to Mounted Combat recommended.
cost: $300 (6 classes); individual classes (space permitting): $60 each

Riding & Horsemanship Level 2

left shoulderThis six-class course is designed to help the riders achieve Horsemanship and Riding Level 2.  The cost of the course includes one free riding or horsemanship assessment.  Students can expect to be ready to assess Horsemanship Level 2 at the end of the six classes.  Readiness for Riding Level 2 typically takes two iterations of the course.

Sundays 2 Aug – 6 Sep, 10am – noon
Prerequisites: Horsemanship Level 1
cost: $300 (6 classes); individual classes (space permitting): $60 each

Horsemanship Level 3 or 4

hayTaught in separate groups, this 6 week course will cover everything you need to know for Horsemanship levels 3 or 4.

Sundays 2 Aug – 6 Sep, 10:30 – 11:30am
cost: $130 + gst; single classes: $25 space permitting

Riding Level 3+

A six-class series for riders working on Level 3 and up.  Group lessons consist of up to four riders.  Additional time slots are added as needed, and riders are grouped by level as much as possible.  Riders are expected to arrive at least half an hour before class and have their horses groomed, tacked up, and partially warmed up before the lesson starts.stirrupless canter

Sundays 2 Aug – 6 Sep, 10:30 – 11:30am
Prerequisite: Riding Level 2 or permission from the instructor
cost: $200 for six classes; single classes: $45 space permitting.

Mounted Combat Playday

Our playdays are a lot of fun, and are an opportunity to use your skills in a mini-tournament.  Plus, the winner gets free entry into the next one!  We do mounted games, horseback archery and mounted sparring.  This is the last playday before Carosella, so make sure you take the opportunity to up your game before the big event!salute

Sunday 2 Aug, 1-4pm
Prerequisites: Riding Level 1; Beginner Horseback Archery (for archery); Green Spur (for mounted sparring)
cost: $15 with own horse; $30 with school horse

Prix Fiore ClinicPrix Fiore 1

Prix Fiore is a riding test that includes jumps and sword work. In this one and a half hour clinic riders will practise pas-de-deux and quadrille dressage movements along with tandem jumps and choreographed sword work.

Friday 7 August, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Instructor: Jennifer Landels
Prerequisite: Riding Level 1 or equivalent
cost: $45 (own horse); $60 (school horse)
Sign up for any four Friday Clinics for only $180 (4 for the price of 3)!

Dressage Clinic

Dressage is the basis for all riding, and Mounted Combat is no exception. In this one and a half hour session coach Stephanie Laversin will help you hone your half-halts, achieve better bend, and sharpen your lateral work with an eye to the movements most useful for combat.

Friday 17 July, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Instructor: Stephanie Laversin
Prerequisite: Riding Level 1 or equivalent
cost: $45 (own horse) $60 (school horse)
Sign up for any four Friday Clinics for only $180 (4 for the price of 3)!Make your half halt well in advance of your transition

Horse Day at the PNE

Join us at the PNE for Horse Day!  We will be doing a mounted combat demonstration, and have a booth and stalls in the Agrodome stables.  Volunteers needed to talk to the public and share your love of horses and swordplay!

Saturday 29 Aug, 11am till evening

Carosella 2015

Our three day symposium and tournament of mounted combat, mounted archery, and mounted games.  Join us for workshops and lectures on Friday and Saturday, and stay to compete on Sunday!

Friday – Sunday, 11-13 September 2015
Prerequisite: Workshops available for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders.
Please see last year’s write-up for more information.
cost: $199 (full day); $125 (one day); $90 (Sunday tournament – school horse); $75 (Sunday tournament – own horse)

 

Jennifer Landels 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.
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