Spring Is Springing and A New Intro to Mounted Combat Is Beginning!

The weather is getting warmer, the horses are shedding their Winter coats, the days are getting longer and brighter, and Academie Duello along with Red Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op are gearing up for our next Introduction to Mounter Combat workshop.

Experience the childhood fantasy of being a knight as you take the first step into Academie Duello’s mounted combat program. This unique workshop brings together swordplay, riding, and horsemanship into an exciting session that is geared toward beginners.


During this intensive workshop you will:
* Get an introduction to fundamental riding techniques
* Learn how to safely handle, groom, saddle and bridle your horse
* Practice horseback sword fighting techniques

Our mounted combat workshop takes place at the Red Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op in Steveston, BC, just 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver. In the first hour you will learn the fundamentals of horse handling and will learn how to groom and tack-up (saddle and bridle) your horse. In the remainder of the workshop you will get an introduction to basic riding, and build the fundamentals of swordplay from the ground, including movement, core attacks, and defenses.


Beginning riders are provided one-on-one attention during the riding portion. Those with previous experience will have the opportunity to ride independently and practice more advanced drills.

This program is an ideal way to introduce yourself to both equestrian and swordplay skills and get started on a deep and exciting track of learning. Upon completion of the workshop you will qualify to join us for further in-depth classes in Riding, Horsemanship, and Swordplay.

DATE: Sunday, 6 April 2014 (full)
OR: Sunday, 4 May 2014

TIME: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

PRICE: $149.00

LOCATION: Red Colt Equestrian Farm Co-op, 12320 No 2 Road Richmond

For more information feel free to visit our website where you can sign-up for our mounted combat workshop, call Academie Duello at 604-568-9907 or, come pay us a visit at our downtown location and 412 West Hastings Street in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.

Devon Boorman is the Co-Founder and Director of Academie Duello Centre for Swordplay, which has been active in Vancouver, Canada since 2004. Devon’s expertise centres on the Italian swordplay tradition including the arts of the Renaissance Italian rapier, sidesword, and longsword, as well as knife and unarmed techniques.
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