Mounted Combat Arts Intensive: Pilot Program Registration Open


Mounted Combat Arts Intensive

New for 2018, we are planning to offer a full five-day Mounted Combat Arts  Intensive from July 2nd to 6th.  This 50-hour program offers you the chance to immerse yourself in a full week of mounted combat arts both in and out of the saddle.  Throughout the week you will learn the foundation of our approach to Italian Longsword, English Riding, and Horsemanship. Each day we will develop you as a rider and martial artist through detailed practical and theoretical lessons.

 

To guarantee the course will run, we need four participants registered by the 30th of April.  To this end, earlybird registration is open at a reduced rate of $945 for the full intensive and $795 for the half-day program.  As of May 1st, the price will go up by $100 in each category.

Both experienced and novice riders and swordplayers welcome

There are two streams in the course: one for people with riding experience and one for those without.  We also take into account differing levels of swordplay experience so that complete novices as well as experienced HEMA practitioners will benefit from appropriate levels of instruction.

The first four days of the intensive will include instruction time on and off the horse, practical work, and clinics.  Each 10-hour day includes two riding sessions on our school horses, practical and theoretical horsemanship, two hours of swordplay instruction, and up to an hour of swordplay clinic time for personal development.

The final day of the course will include assessments to certify participants for further study within the Mounted Combat Program, followed by a fun and relaxed Mounted Combat Playday where participants can put their skills to the test in friendly competition.

Register now, and save $100

Mounted Combat Arts Intensive

Monday – Friday, 2-6 July, 9am – 7pm
Red Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op
12320 No 2 Road, Richmond
Lead Instructor: Jennifer Landels
Full intensive (50 hours): $945 until April 30th, $1045 from May 1st
Half intensive (33 hours): $795 until April 30th, $895 from May 1st

Earlybird registration here.

Spring Courses at Red Colt

Can’t wait till July?  Head on down to Richmond for riding, horsemanship, and mounted combat classes all spring.

Youth Riding & Horsemanship

This course for kids aged 6-13 will introduce your child to ponies and horses in safe, fun, and friendly series of six classes taught by Pony Club qualified instructors. Each class contains a riding lesson as well as a horsemanship lesson where students will learn to handle, groom, and care for ponies and horses. The curriculum follows the Canadian Pony Club D level lessons and will prepare students for testing Academie Duello Mounted Combat Riding 1 or Pony Club D Level.

Thursdays 5 April – 10 May, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Cost: $300 + GST
Instructor: Kate Landels
Prerequisites: none

Beginner Riding & Horsemanship

This six-class course is designed to help the beginning rider achieve Horsemanship and Riding Level 1.  In addition to your weekly riding lesson, you will learn safe horse-handling techniques, how to groom and tack up a horse, basic horse identification terminology, and basic feeding and stabling. 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 15 Apr – 10 Jun, 3:00pm – 5:00pm *note: no classes 29 Apr, 13 May, 3 Jun
Cost: $300 + gst
Instructor: Isabel Landels
Prerequisites: none

Riding & Horsemanship Level 2

This 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 15 Apr – 10 Jun, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
*note: no classes 29 Apr, 13 May, 3 Jun
Cost: $300 + gst
Instructor: Eleanor Landels
Prerequisites: none

Riding Level 3+, Flat

A six-class series for riders working on Level 3 or higher with an emphasis on flat-work and lower level dressage. Some ground poles and cavaletti may be included. (Note: Riding Level 3, Jumping will begin in March).

Sundays 15 Apr – 10 Jun, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
*note: no classes 29 Apr, 13 May, 3 Jun
Cost: $200 + gst
single classes: $45 each if space available
Instructor: Stephanie Laversin
Prerequisites: Riding Level 2

 

Riding Level 4+, Jumping

A six-class series for riders working on Level 4 and up with a focus on jumping gymnastics and stadium courses.  Cross-country jumping included as weather permits.

Saturdays 12 May – 16 Jun, 4:00 – 5:00pm
Cost: $200 +gst
Instructor: Jennifer Landels
Prerequisite: Riding Level 3

Riding Level 3, Jumping

A six-class series for riders working on Level 3 with a focus on jumping and galloping position, poles, cross rails, and low fences. Riders may have the opportunity to ride out in the fields, weather permitting.

Saturdays 12 May – 16 Jun, 5:00 – 6:00pm
Cost: $200 +gst
Instructor: Jennifer Landels
Prerequisite: Riding Level 2.  Riding Level 3, Flat also recommended.

 

Riding Level 1-2

This class is for participants who are able to tack up and untack independently and who are working towards their Riding Level 1 or 2.

Saturdays 12 May – 16 Jun, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Cost: $200 for 6 classes
Instructor: Jennifer Landels
Prerequisite: Horsemanship Level 1

Mounted Combat Mastery

April is True Fight month.  If you have a Green Spur or Green Cord of any kind you are qualified to take ongoing Mastery classes at the barn.  Don’t know how to ride?  No problem.  Classes can be taken from the ground as well as from horseback!

Mounted Combat Mastery
Sundays noon – 2 pm
Instructor: Jennifer Landels
cost: 2-hour tuition or punch card credit

 

To register see the Workshops Calendar or call the front desk at 604 568 9907.

 

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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