Mounted Combat from the Comfort of Home

Half a year in and we are loving our wonderful new facilities at Cornwall Ridge Farm!  However, we realize not everyone can make it out to beautiful Langley BC to train with us in person.  Which is why we are planning to start making some of our course content available online.  I’ve got tonnes of course material developed over the last nine years — so much that it’s hard to know where to start.  So I’m asking for your help in shaping what goes out to online world, and in what format.


Do you want interactive webinars where you can ask questions and join in group discussions?  Would you prefer video content that you can watch in your own time?  Or are you happy with good old fashioned blogs and other written material?


Are you looking to start a mounted combat program in your area and don’t know where to begin?  Would you like some drills to help improve your technique, or exercises for your horse? Would you like to see applications for plays that are illustrated in historical manuals?

Let me know what you’d like to learn and how you’d like to learn it by filling out our survey.  It will only take a moment of your time and will be a huge help in designing the future of online content delivery from the Mounted Combat Program.

And for those of you that can make it here in person, here’s what’s coming up!

Upcoming Courses

Horseback Archery Clinic

Cornwall Ridge is hosting another horse archery clinic with Fraser Valley Mounted Combat on Saturday 11 May.  Contact Steph at for details and registration.

Mounted Combat Fundamentals

A series of six classes on the ground to teach the fundamentals of single- and two-handed longsword from the ground, prior to beginning swordplay on horseback.

Wednesdays 22 May – 26 June
7:30 – 9:30pm
Cost: $165 (6 classes)
Individual classes (space permitting): $75 each
Instructor: Dave Wayne

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 1 June – 6 July
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Cost: $275 + gst
Individual classes: $55 ea, space permitting
Instructor: Isabel Landels
Prerequisite: Riding Level 3

Riding 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 1 June – 6 July
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Cost: $275 + gst for 6 classes
Individual classes: $55 ea, space permitting
Instructor: Eleanor Landels
Prerequisite: Riding Level 2

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 1 June – 6 July
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Cost: $275 + gst for 6 classes
Individual classes: $55 ea, space permitting
Instructor: Eleanor Landels
Prerequisite: Horsemanship Level 1

Mounted Combat Arts Intensive

Our next Intensive has been scheduled for August!  Sign up now to save your spot in this five-day, 50 hour week of riding, horsemanship and swordplay.

Wednesday – Sunday, 31 July – 4 August
9am – 7pm
cost: $1045 full day
$895 half day
Instructors: Jennifer Landels, Devon Boorman, et al


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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