New for 2012 – Cavaliere Integrated Training Packages

We’re really excited to be able to offer our new Integrated Training Packages for the Cavaliere Program.  Starting in January you’ll be able to pay a single monthly rate of $120+HST for all your mounted combat training.  This includes the monthly Mounted Combat workshop and two Riding & Horsemanship sessions, saving you $60 off the regular cost of $180 for these classes.

For an even better deal you can sign up for a 6-month Green Spur Package for $675+HST.  This includes:

  • 12 Riding & Horsemanship sessions
  • 4 Mounted Combat workshops

Note that this combination of classes sufficient to get most people through all the requirements of the Green Spur rank.  However, depending on your prior experience and circumstances you may move more quickly through some aspects of the program than others.  To work through the Blue Spur will generally take 12 months, and the Red Spur will take at least 18 months, so the appropriate number of 6-month packages can also be purchased for working through those ranks.

If you’re unable to do six straight months talk to the folks at the front desk and arrange your package to suit your schedule.  For example a package could be spread out through the year by doing two months on and two months off.  And as always, we certainly try to accomodate make-up classes where needed.

Of course you still have the option to pay as you go:

  • Riding & Horsemanship is $60+HST per session or $200+HST for a series of 4 classes.  Classes run approximately every two weeks.
  • Horsemanship only is $30+HST per session or $100+HST for 4.
  • Mounted Combat is $60+HST per workshop, or $150+HST for a series of 3 workshops, and runs on the first or second Sunday of the month.

For exact dates check out the Academie Duello workshop page, or the Cavaliere Calendar:

And finally for those new to it all we will be cracking open the new year with an Intro to Mounted Combat workshop on January 8th.  This workshop will provide an intro to all three aspects of our program, Horsemanship, Riding and Mounted Combat, followed by the opportunity to join in the regular Mounted Combat workshop that afternoon.

Introduction to Mounted Combat
Sunday 8 January 2012, 10am – 4pm
location: Red Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op, 12320 No 2 Road, Richmond
cost: $149 +HST

If you’re wondering which courses are best for you I’m happy to answer questions.  Just email me at jennifer [at]

In the meantime I’ll be polishing my boots and hoping my breeches still fit after the holidays!

Jennifer Landels, Maestra di Scuderia
Academie Duello Cavaliere Program


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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