Mounted Archery Returns to Red Colt


We’re thrilled to welcome back Robert Borsos of Borsos Torsz Horse Archery Club to teach two workshops on Saturday May 3rd:

Horseback Archery – Beginnerdrills 1

In this three hour workshop you will spend an hour and a half on the ground learning the fundamentals and body mechanics of Hungarian style horse archery.  You will then have an opportunity to shoot from both the falsemount (wooden horse) and real horses led by experienced handlers.

This workshop is appropriate for

  • beginner archers and riders
  • experienced archers who would like to learn to shoot from horseback
  • experienced riders who would like to add archery to their repertoire of mounted skills.

Instructor: Robert Borsos
Maximum class size: 12
Prerequisites: none

Date: Saturday 3 May
Time: 10am – 1pm
Cost:
$90 + hst
Location: Red Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op, 12320 No 2 Road, Richmond BC

 

Horseback Archery – IntermediateJ & P

This workshop is intended for those who have already taken Beginner Horseback Archery.  We will spend about an hour on the ground refreshing our shooting skills, then move to horseback for the remainder of the workshop.

Instructor: Robert Borsos
Maximum class size: 12
Prerequisites: Beginner Horseback Archery plus Riding Level 1 or equivalent

Date: Saturday 3 May
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Cost:
$60 + hst
Location: Red Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op, 12320 No 2 Road, Richmond BC

These workshops filled up quickly last time, so don’t put off signing up.

 

22nd North American Horseback Archery Challenge

All students who have participated in the above workshops are invited to come to the Naha Challenge at beautiful Mount Currie on May 24th & 25th.  If you can shoot one arrow from horseback and meet the safety requirements you can participate.  See the Borsos Torz website for more details:

http://www.horsebackarchery.ca/borsostorzs/News.html

Spring Blackberry Assault

Yes folks, it’s time for the annual attack on the blackberry bushes!  This Sunday from  around noon onwards (or 1:30 onwards for those of us doing Cavaliere class first) we’ll be hacking away at those noisesome brambles encroaching on our fields.  Bring sturdy work gloves, thick-sleeved clothing, and whatever sharp implements you think might be useful to take out your frustrations on some evil plants!

Upcoming Classes

Please note the earlier time for Cavaliere Class this week, to allow for the concentration of forces in the blackberry assault (see above).

Cavaliere Class
Sunday 30 March 10am – 1:30pm
Red Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op, 12320 No 2 Road, Richmond
cost: $60
Instructor: Jennifer Landels
Horsemanship, Riding and sword drills for all levels of riders and swordsmen
prerequisites: none, Intro to Mounted Combat recommended

Intro to Mounted Combat Workshop
Sunday 6 April, 10am – 1pm
Red Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op, 12320 No 2 Road, Richmond
cost: $149
Instructors: Jennifer Landels & Devon Boorman
A taste of everything in the program.  Learn about grooming and tacking up, get some swordplay fundamentals, and ride a horse with sword in hand.
prerequisites: none

Mounted Combat Workshop
Sunday 6 April, 1- 4pm
Red Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op, 12320 No 2 Road, Richmond
cost: $60
Instructor:  Devon Boorman
Swordplay from the ground, the falsemount, and from horseback.
prerequisites: Intro to Mounted Combat or permission from the instructor

Cavaliere Classes
Sundays 13 & 20 April 1 – 4:30pm
Red Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op, 12320 No 2 Road, Richmond
cost: $60 ea
Instructor: Jennifer Landels
Horsemanship, Riding and sword drills for all levels of riders and swordsmen
prerequisites: none, Intro to Mounted Combat recommended

Mounted Combat Skills
Sunday 27 April 1 – 4pm
Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay, 412 W Hastings, Vancouver
cost: $60
This indoor Mounted Combat session is a chance to practice your swordplay, spear and wrestling skills from the ground and the falsemount, without the distractions of weather or four-legged creatures.

Package deals

Cavaliere 4- and 12-packs are available.  These packages are valid for all classes offered in the Cavaliere program, as well as for private or semi-private lessons.

4-pack: $200 ($50 per class)
12-pack: $480 ($40 per class)

When you purchase a package you are automatically signed up for all upcoming Cavaliere program classes.  If you are unable to make a class and let the front desk know in advance, you will be credited for a future class.

 

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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